Get Started the Right Way
Starting anything as important as orthodontic treatment can be intimidating, but not when you have a team as committed to your smile as we are at RiverView Orthodontics.
We’ll make sure all of your questions are answered and you know what to expect at every stage of your treatment. We welcome patients of all ages from all around Tuscaloosa and Demopolis for modern orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign.
Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires.
The Invisalign system is made up of a series of custom clear trays called aligners that are removable and nearly invisible.Invisalign
While metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients.
Sometimes known as clear braces, ceramic braces provide a much less noticeable method of treatment.Learn More
Traditional metal braces are the most widely used type of fixed orthodontic appliance.
Metal braces are a reliable, effective, and economical option that have stood the test of time for over a century.Learn More
Find Your Right Fit
By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, Dr. Upton can successfully treat many dental issues, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
Metal Braces + More
Most patients we treat at RiverView Orthodontics choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.
While metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, you have several other options.
After your first free consultation, Dr. Upton will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.
Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances
It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until you complete your treatment.
Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s® aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.
Aside from the obvious differences, Invisalign aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Fixed appliances are generally needed for more serious and comprehensive treatment.