Do you have crooked, crowded, or spaced teeth? Do you have a misaligned bite? If so, Dr. Konopka may recommend braces to help you achieve a straighter, healthier, more attractive smile. At our dental office, we provide conventional orthodontic treatments using Straight-Wire®.

Straight-Wire orthodontics is a unique orthodontic system invented by Dr. Larry Andrews. Straight-Wire appliances are malocclusion-specific and interchangeable. They allow you to reach your orthodontic goals as effectively and efficiently as possible. Dr. Andrews designed Straight-Wire Appliances with three principles in mind: compound bracket contours, torque-in-base, and level slot lineup.

Compound Contour

The compound contour design allows every Straight-Wire Appliance to fit snuggly on the tooth. This ensures maximum efficiency and enhances accurate bracket placement on the center of the tooth face.


The torque-in-base design ensures uniformity of bracket placement. This results in high levels of accuracy and predictability in your orthodontic treatment results. The centers of the base and the slot of every Straight-Wire Appliance are always lined up to ensure easy, consistent bracket placement.

Level Slot Lineup

Straight-Wire orthodontics is composed of torque-in-base, compound contours, and accurate bracket placement. As a result, level slot lineup is possible.

For more information about Straight-Wire orthodontics, we welcome you to contact our friendly dental office in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, today. We also welcome you to contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Konopka. You can reach us at 586-296-1140.