Orthodontics in Swanton, OH
Today’s orthodontic treatments give patients who are embarrassed by a crooked smile more opportunities than ever to achieve their dream smile. Dental Health Associates is the trusted choice for patients seeking personalized orthodontic care in Swanton and the surrounding area. Whether it’s you, your child or teenager who is in need of straighter teeth, our top orthodontic specialists will work with you to develop a customized plan that achieves the best results.
What to Expect During Your Orthodontic Evaluation
During your initial evaluation, our dentists will examine your teeth and take intraoral and facial photographs of your mouth. We will also take dental X-rays and impressions of your bite to get a detailed understanding of the degree of correction needed. Finally, we will ask you questions about your personal preferences. For instance, if you only have minor spacing and alignment issues, we may recommend Invisalign® invisible aligners. However, if you require extensive correction, traditional braces (either metal or tooth-colored/ceramic) may be the only option. Using the information we collect during your evaluation, we will recommend a treatment plan that achieves the best results.
Braces are metal brackets and wires that are affixed to the teeth and used to treat an array of mild to severe tooth misalignment and bite issues. Dental Health Associates offers both traditional metal braces and ceramic (tooth-colored) braces that match the color of your teeth, making them more discreet than their metal counterparts. Braces are worn 24/7 and, depending on the severity of the case, can remain in place for several years.
Invisalign® is a modern orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift teeth to the desired position. Each pair of aligners is worn for 20 to 22 hours a day for approximately two weeks. At that time, they are replaced with another set that will work to move the teeth to the next desired position. Invisalign® is designed to treat mild to moderate tooth alignment issues with treatment lasting several months up to a year.
Invisalign® Invisible Braces
Invisalign® invisible braces are another clear aligner system that allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly without the need for conspicuous metal braces. Each set of clear aligners is in place for about three weeks before being replaced with the next set. Invisalign® is used to treat mild to moderate cases of teeth misalignment with treatment typically lasting one year. Invisalign® invisible braces are removable for easy eating, drinking and cleaning.
Six Month Smiles® uses tooth-colored brackets and thin wires to gently move teeth to a straighter position. This innovative orthodontic system focuses on straightening the anterior (front) upper and bottom teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. As the name suggests, the clear/tooth colored braces are in place for approximately six months, but a patient may need to wear the braces for as little as four months or as long as nine months.
Get started on the road to a straighter smile. To learn more about orthodontic treatment with Dental Health Associates, please contact us today.