Braces and Orthodontics in Blue Ash, Batavia and Lebanon Ohio

Have you ever wondered what your smile would look like if your teeth were straight? With our digital PreVu Dental design software, you can see a virtual “before and after” of what your bite could look like with the help of our in-house orthodontic therapy. Braces and other orthodontics are now more streamlined than ever.

  

Benefits of Orthodontics

Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and function more effectively. They’re at a statistically lower risk of common dental problems like:braces and orthodontics

  •   TMJ disorder
  •   Gum disease
  •   Tooth decay
  •   Chipped, broken teeth
  •   Gum recession
  •   Dental emergencies
  •   Knocked-out teeth

Combining orthodontics like SmileMoore aligners with your other oral health services can help you to better combat periodontitis and TMJ pain.

 

Traditional Orthodontics vs. Clear Braces 

We offer two types of braces / orthodontic systems for our patients and their families. Traditional braces and removable clear aligners.

With conventional orthodontics, a series of fixed brackets and wires straighten mild to severe tooth misalignment. These systems work well for children, teens, and adults! We also do interceptive “Phase 1” orthodontics in children that can help to correct early bite issues that would otherwise be much harder to correct when the child gets older.

Clear aligners straighten your teeth using a series of removable trays. There are no metal appliances and the aligners are changed out at specific intervals to gradually move your teeth. Plus, they’re practically invisible! 

 

SmileMoore Clear Aligners

Clear Braces Overview

Removable translucent aligners are one of the best ways for adults and teens to straighten their teeth. By choosing SmileMoore clear aligners, you don’t need to visit a separate orthodontist. Your entire treatment is overseen right here by our family and cosmetic dentists.

The aesthetic appeal of clear aligners means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you’re wearing braces. They’re easy to adjust to, so talking or smiling around other people comes naturally. 

Plus, you can enjoy most all of your favorite foods. There are no dietary restrictions to keep in mind. Simply remove your orthodontic trays, eat, clean your mouth, then put them back in. It’s that easy!

Instead of scheduling an adjustment every six weeks, you’ll change your aligners out at home. Our office has developed a HIPAA compliant, mobile device friendly, online orthodontic “check-in” process that allows for us to monitor the effectiveness and your compliance with clear aligners.  When we first deliver your aligners, we provide you with cheek retractors for photos.  With the ease of your smartphone, we have you submit photos of your clear aligners from three different angles.  We then report back to you what we see. Because of this technology, we have made it possible to complete the orthodontic treatment with clear aligners in as little as 3 visits. 

  

How Long Does Treatment Take? 

Whether you’re choosing traditional braces or a clear tray system, the length of your treatment typically depends on your bite anatomy and cosmetic goals. For example, an average comprehensive case may range from 12-18 months from start to finish. But if you only want to straighten your front teeth (and your back teeth are fairly aligned) a short-term cosmetic case may only take 3-6 months.

During your consultation, our Blue Ash, Batavia or Lebanon orthodontic providers can let you know an estimated timeframe for what your case will require. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Age Requirements

Most orthodontists recommend having your child evaluated by the time they’re 7 years old; at this stage of development, they have a combination of primary (baby) and permanent (adult) teeth. Intercepting and correcting bite issues at a younger age allows for optimal growth patterns. 

But if you’re an adult that’s considering braces or clear aligners, you’re in luck. You’re never too old for orthodontic treatment! So, whether you’re in your 40s or a retiree, our Blue Ash, Batavia and Lebanon dentists can help you achieve a straighter smile. 

 

Affordable Orthodontics in Blue Ash, Batavia and Lebanon

Our family dental practice works closely with your insurance provider to maximize the orthodontic benefits you’re entitled to. But we also offer an in-house savings program for our patients without dental insurance. Enjoy affordable monthly payments that fit your budget and get started with treatment right away. There’s a financing option for everyone, regardless of your credit history.

 

Which Braces are Right for Me?

Request your no-pressure orthodontic consultation at Moorehead Family Dentistry today. Call our dental clinics in Blue Ash, Batavia or Lebanon now to get started.