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

Straight-Wire orthodontics was 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. Straight-Wire Appliances are designed 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 fight 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, resulting in high levels of accuracy and predictability in the result of your orthodontic treatment. The center of the base and the center of the slot of every Straight-Wire Appliance are always lined up to ensure easy, consistent bracket placement.

Level Slot Lineup

Because of torque-in-base, compound contours, and accurate bracket placement, level slot lineup is possible.

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