The first visit to our office will include a clinical examination. X-rays, pre-treatment photographs, and study models may be taken at this time or any time prior to a second consultation appointment. A detailed analysis of these special orthodontic records is an essential part of the type of care you will receive in our office.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends seeing an orthodontist by the age of 7 to see if your child can benefit from treatment. Early treatment can sometimes radically simplify (and in some cases do away with altogether) later treatment. It gives an orthodontist the ability to monitor the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth.
With the growing popularity of treatment options like Invisalign and Damon clear braces we are treating more adult patients than ever before. We expect this trend to continue as more and more adults come to realize the benefits of orthodontic treatment. No one is ever too old for orthodontics, and we can deliver a beautiful smile in an efficient, comfortable, and discreet way.
Surgical orthodontics is a combined treatment by our doctors and an oral surgeon to correct jaw abnormalities. These issues are determined after reviewing the patient’s X-rays and models. The orthodontist initially levels and aligns the teeth in the jawbone, then the oral surgeon positions the jaws into a more normal position to allow the bite to come together ideally. This procedure results in the improved ability to chew, speak, and breathe, while also delivering tremendous facial aesthetics.
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Click below for more information on the appliances and treatment options we offer at our practice. Our patients are often surprised at how many different modalities and systems we can provide – from Damon Braces to lingual, all versions of clear aligners, as well as growth appliances like ALF, DNA, Biobloc Orthotropics, SureSmile wires, 3D imaging systems, Biolux, and other treatment enhancing solutions. We’ve done it all.