Orthodontic Treatment Options From Edgewood, KY Dentists
Clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and move your smile into its correct position in a matter of 12-18 months!
Traditional brackets and wires realign your teeth for the perfect smile! This reliable method is still a favorite for many patients.
If you suffer from a bad bite due to too much space between teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, jaw issues, or damage from an accident, you may be embarrassed to show your teeth. You may even have trouble chewing, difficulty speaking, or jaw pain from a bad bite.
What is orthodontics? Orthodontic braces are not only a very reliable way to improve the appearance of your smile. They will also make you feel more attractive and confident, as well as improve the way you look, talk, and chew. They can also improve your oral health by reducing your risk of cavities and gum disease due to crooked or crowded teeth.
Edgewood Dental Care is your source for all of your dental care and orthodontic treatment in Edgewood, KY. We offer full banded orthodontics, traditional wire braces, clear ceramic braces, and short-term braces like Invisalign that can discreetly straighten your smile. No matter your age, we have orthodontic solutions for you.
In orthodontics, we do fixed orthodontics or brackets or braces from whatever age or interceptive orthodontics to where now days with new wires, you would come in less, it is less painful and basically treatment has been expedited. Cases that used to take over 2 years now takes a year or 18 months and in some cases, less than that without having as many visits as you use to have.
Before you begin any orthodontic treatment, our Edgewood, KY dentists will gather information about your mouth to help us plan your treatment. Our cutting-edge technology makes this faster and more accurate, which allows us to give you the best outcome possible. We’ll take digital dental X-rays of your head and mouth and images using our cone beam CT, while our iTero digital scanner allows us to get 3D digital impressions of your mouth. Dr. McMahon will also perform a detailed cleaning and exam to check for any problems that can prevent or delay orthodontic treatment.
After Dr. McMahon clears you for orthodontic treatment, he will discuss all of your options so that you can do what’s right for you.
Full Banded Orthodontics
For some of the most severe orthodontic issues, Dr. McMahon will likely recommend full banded braces or traditional braces. Full banded braces use a stainless steel or clear band that wraps around your teeth and attaches to small, square metal brackets. Although full banded braces aren’t used as much anymore, this standard method of orthodontics can effectively fix overbites, underbites, and crossbites. A crossbite occurs when your top teeth rest behind or in front of your bottom teeth. It can be challenging to correct, but when it is, it has