Orthodontists are qualified dentists, who after graduating from dental school, go on to additional full-time university-based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program supervised by orthodontists. That training lasts at least two to three academic years—sometimes more. By learning about tooth movement (orthodontics) and guidance of facial development (dentofacial orthopedics), orthodontists are the uniquely educated experts in dentistry to straighten teeth and align jaws.
Orthodontists diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists limit their practices to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. That means that orthodontic treatment is what they do, and that is all they do. Orthodontists treat a wide variety of malocclusions (misaligned aligned teeth and/or jaws). Our orthodontists are currently treating both children and adults! We offer many different options to treating yours or your child’s orthodontic needs.
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Phase one orthodontic treatment is interceptive care which occurs during a young Childs active growth years. Treatment plans are designed to guide and enhance a Childs own natural growth and to establish proper upper and lower jaw development. Orthodontic appliances may be used prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help direct jawbone growth. Multiple problems with tooth alignment, gums, jaws and facial problems can also be corrected with Phase one treatment.
Phase two orthodontics is used to straighten the permanent teeth and correct the alignment of the patients jaw. The goal of phase two treatment is to position all of the permanent teeth and maximize their appearance and function. This is usually best accomplished by placing braces on all of the upper and lower permanent teeth.
Invisalign and invisalign Teen (clear Braces)
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized removable appliances called: Aligners.
It’s virtually undetectable which means you hardly anyone will know you are straightening your teeth.
Wild Smiles Braces
Wild smiles braces are specially designed brackets that come in a variety of fun shapes. Wild smiles are a unique alternative to traditional braces.