If you’re ready to get a perfectly straight smile you’ll be proud of, call our trusted Edgewood, KY dentists in Edgewood Dental Care for a variety of orthodontics treatments, including:
- Full banded orthodontics
- Traditional braces
- Clear ceramic braces
- Short-term orthodontics with Invisalign or Fastbraces
At our Edgewood, KY dental office, we provide patient-centered care and offer options to fit your needs and smile goals!
Preliminary Orthodontic Consultation
Before we get started, we will plan your treatment. Our cutting-edge technology makes this faster and more accurate:
- Digital X-rays
- Images using our cone beam CT scan
- Digital impressions using our iTero digital scanner
We will also perform a detailed cleaning and exam to check for any problems that can prevent or delay orthodontic treatment.
Our Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Peak, or Middendorf — will discuss all of your options to determine the best treatment for you.
Full Banded Orthodontics
For some of the most severe orthodontic issues, we will likely recommend full banded braces. Full banded braces use a stainless steel or clear band that wraps around your teeth and attaches to metal brackets.
Although full banded braces aren’t used as much anymore, this standard method of orthodontics can effectively fix overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Traditional Braces With Brackets
This is the most common and least expensive form of braces. Traditional wire braces use archwires that wrap around your teeth to connect to metal brackets.
Over time, the archwires slowly realign your teeth. Although this may cause some discomfort at times, traditional wires are much more comfortable and much smaller than they were in the past.
To hold your brackets to the archwire, we use small rubber bands (ligatures). Our teen patients like to personalize their braces with different colored bands.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but use ceramic brackets instead. This makes them less visible and perfect for adults who don’t want wire braces sticking out like a sore thumb.
Short-Term Orthodontics: Invisalign And Fastbraces
Invisalign is a clear orthodontics treatment that fixes mild orthodontic problems like crooked teeth using smooth plastic aligners. They are nearly invisible, removable for easy eating and brushing, and more comfortable than traditional braces.
Invisalign is more often used for cosmetic dentistry reasons and can also be done with a variety of other cosmetic procedures for a celebrity smile.
Caring For Your Braces
Our team will walk you through the proper way to care for, clean, and eat with your braces as well as providing you with take-home instructions.
It’s very important to come in for your regular checkups to get rid of any plaque and bacteria. We’ll also take occasional X-rays to check on your progress and adjust your braces as needed.
Dr. Kevin McMahon received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
If you think braces can help you or your child get a beautiful, straighter smile, call our Edgewood, KY dentists in Edgewood Dental Care at 859-474-7830 or use our online form to request an appointment.