Straightening

Metal Braces

Braces are the most popular answer received when asked how to straighten teeth. They typically consist of four parts: brackets, bonding material, arch wire and ligature elastic. These units work together to exert pressure on the teeth in a specific direction. Over time, the teeth shift into their proper positions. Unlike the aligner option, metal braces have a series of metal brackets and wires that are clearly visible on the teeth. They are a less cosmetically appealing option but are often times considerably cheaper than other methods of teeth straightening. Patients can expect to wear braces an average of two years, but this number will differ depending on the recommendations prescribed by the dentist.

Aligners

A set of custom designed aligners are manufactured specifically for the patient. Over time, the trays will slowly shift the patient's teeth in the direction prescribed by the dentist or orthodontist. Although they are intended to deliver the same benefit as traditional braces, the look and feel of aligners are different. About twice a month, the patient discards their old aligner trays for a set of new trays, repeating this step until their teeth have aligned.

Cosmetic Contouring

If your teeth are misshapen, but not necessarily crooked, cosmetic contouring, or reshaping, might be the best option for you. The procedure is generally completed in a single visit and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. During this procedure a dentist will alter the shape and length of the bothersome teeth. In some instances, the position of the teeth being treated are also altered to provide a more cosmetically appealing look.

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Patient Testimonials

"My first visit to ARC Dental was for a routine check and it was anything but routine. Dr Rachel gave me a very thorough exam and cleaning. She takes the time to educate you about your oral health and is filled some pretty cool dental facts. You can tell she is truly passionate about being a Dentist. My visit did not feel rushed at all which is rare if you're used to going to a bigger dental practice. The office itself is clean and nicely decorated. It has these large windows they seat you in front of that overlook the water fountain which make for a peaceful visit. You get the red carpet treatment from beginning to end at this place.  I highly recommend this practice to all of my friends and family."

"Dr. Rachel and Alvin are really awesome!! I’ve been to their office three times and they have always gone above and beyond to create a wonderful experience for me. They even put a little sign wishing me a happy birthday!! I really appreciate their effort to build a relationship with their clients. Customer service is really an art and, they are fantastic at it. Oh by the way!! They are amazing dentists lol. Totally love them"

"In today’s world, very rarely do you find impeccable service. From the time I stepped into the office to the time I walked out, Dr. Rachel was kind, warm, knowledgeable, understanding, and also entertaining. It has been a while since I last visited a dentist and it was there that I realized why. The shame in not going for so long, the rapid impersonal service (get you in/out), and the anxiety of not knowing what’s going on but rather just taking the dentist’s recommendations really stood out during and after my appointment. At A.R.C. Dental, it was the complete opposite. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist or are just looking for a new place with a family feel, then I highly recommend this place."

I know, I know... going to the dentist is a drag, right? Not with ARC Dental Health. Dr.Rachel and Dr.Alvin are so pleasant to be around and make your dental experience a breeze. I’m the type of person who likes to know every little detail and make sure that I know what is going on. I didn’t even need to ask for them to explain procedures, billing, or x-rays. They did all of that on their own and didn’t miss a detail. Dr.Rachel is by far the most gentle dentist. I was nervous about shots since at my previous dentist I had a numbing situation and the shots hurt even after the numbing gel. BUT, I felt NOTHING when Dr.Rachel was working on me. The dental office itself is clean, spacious and very modern. It definitely makes your experience more comfortable!

I have always had a fear of dentist for as long as I could remember until I met Dr. Rachel while out getting ice cream with my twin boys of all places lol. She let me know about her Dental practice and it was right at a time where we were looking for a new dentist. My wife scheduled an appointment and said it was the best place ever. Dr Rachel and Dr Alvin are the nicest people in the world. They explain everything before they do anything and they always make sure you are comfortable the whole time. I am recently in the middle of a pretty rough root canal procedure and I have no words on how great they have done so far simply amazing! I have received 2 calls in less than a week just checking up on me and that means a lot! I recommend anyone looking for a dentist to come to ARC and see there beautiful office and get an amazing Dental experience and yes there is such thing as an amazing Dental experience.