Certain patients malocclusion may not be a candidate for Invisalign. Dr. Glass, together with our orthodontist Dr. Welsh, will evaluate your occlusion and determine the type and scope of more conventional orthodontic modalities suitable for your needs.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an additional two or three years of full time graduate education to specialize in the assessment, prevention, and correction of irregularities in both tooth and jaw relationships.
Orthodontists have traditionally been concerned with the correction of improper tooth alignment and occlusion (bite) primarily by the movement of teeth. Improvements in technology and techniques, and a better understanding of growth and development have given orthodontists the ability to move teeth more efficiently and to modify skeletal growth patterns. As a result, the patient can attain a healthier bite, a more attractive smile, and a more aesthetic facial structure.
In some circumstances, tooth movement and growth modification alone are unable to provide a patient with the necessary bite correction. As a result, a surgical procedure may be considered along with orthodontic therapy. In these situations, your orthodontist will work in conjunction with a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to provide you with the optimal result.
Our practice uses the latest advances in orthodontic technology to provide our patients with the best possible treatment. We use a digital x-ray system which reduces radiographic exposure to our patients. We use the newest orthodontic techniques and appliances which allow us to reduce discomfort levels, decrease frequency of visits, and reduce treatment time. Your options range from the latest in self-ligating brackets, translucent braces, and transparent aligners (Invisalign).
Your First Visit With The Orthodontist
During your first visit, we will help you get acquainted with our office and introduce you to the basics of orthodontic treatment. Your initial visit will consist of a complementary clinical examination. We will discuss the potential treatment options available to you or your child and the proper timing of your treatment.
Your following visit will involve performing diagnostic orthodontic records. The records include a set of impressions, or molds, of your teeth, photographs, and x-rays. Once we have evaluated your records, we will conduct a consultation with you to explain all of the aspects of your treatment in detail. We will provide you with a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of your orthodontic problems, the various treatment options to correct those problems, the goals and estimated time of treatment, and the treatment fees. We encourage you to ask questions. We will provide answers to any and all questions you may have concerning your treatment.
Our mission is to provide you with affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment with the personal service you deserve.