Treatment Options

Braces, Aligners, and Options For Every Age.

We recognize that every patient is unique and are committed to providing you with the individualized care you expect and deserve. We promise to work with you personally to create a customized treatment plan catered to meet your specific needs and lifestyle. We offer a full range of braces to choose from and we will help you determine which type is most suitable for you. Get in touch with us today. We would love to hear from you!


Though orthodontics can enhance a smile at any age, the American Association of Orthodontics suggests that children be evaluated by the age of 7. At that age, we can advise you of any functional orthodontic problem and determine if treatment will be needed as well as the best time for treatment. If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. These very important growth and development appointments are provided free of charge.

Options for Adolescents

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are highly visible. We can often take advantage of the remaining growth to make the necessary orthodontic corrections to create an exceptional smile for your child. Since many of their friends are in braces at the same time, most adolescents LOVE sharing the braces experience. After school visits at J. Cox Orthodontics feels a lot like friends getting together with friends.

Options for Teens and Adults

At J. Cox Orthodontics the options for teens and adults include Invisalign - for straight teeth without braces, high-tech braces - for treatment without tightening, Lingual braces - for truly invisible treatment where the braces go on the back of your teeth, and, of course, both metal and clear braces. So whether you want to show the world you’re in treatment or you’d prefer to be more discreet, we have both the technology and the experience to make it happen.
Our treatment options are faster than the traditional approach still used by many orthodontists. Plus, they’re more comfortable and require less frequent visits to our office so you can enjoy your time in treatment almost as much as you’ll enjoy having your beautiful new smile.

Braces That Use Lighter Forces

To Move Teeth Quickly & Comfortably

One of the greatest advancements in orthodontics in recent history, passive self-ligating braces make treatment more comfortable for patients, which is great. But the most remarkable thing about this approach is that it actually speeds your treatment up even though it uses less friction to get the job done.

With passive self-ligation, the wires we use are not tied to each bracket, allowing them to move freely. This makes appointments easier and, more importantly, move your teeth with greater efficiency. It even reduces the total number of times you'll have to come to our offices for an appointment. Plus, this approach is available in both metal and clear braces.



The Invisalign® System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. It's virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without announcing it to the world. Invisalign moves your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each of your aligners is precisely customized to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. You switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks and only remove them to eat, brush and floss.

Before you know it you’ll be smiling like you never have before! At your complimentary consultation, you can find out if Invisalign is a good option for you. It’s one of a number of virtually undetectable options we offer and is available for both teens and adults.

Reasons Not To Worry

  • No metal brackets and no wires to tighten
  • Custom made for you specifically
  • Made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place
  • Removable for special occasions
  • Fewer doctor visits required (approximately every six weeks)
  • Most people don’t even know you are wearing them


The Hidden Advantage

"Hidden", or lingual braces are attached behind the teeth and are therefore "invisible" when you smile. They are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and have wires that are shaped specifically for your mouth. Lingual braces are a very aesthetic option for athletes, models, actors and actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.