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Treatment options for all orthodontic concerns
Discover how orthodontics achieves a functional bite while enhancing your smile.
Orthodontics is not only about straightening teeth for a stunning smile; it’s also about aligning the bite for optimal oral health. Straight teeth and a well-aligned bite form the dynamic duo of oral well-being.
For example, properly aligned teeth allow for effective chewing, which aids in digestion and nutrient absorption. They also facilitate clear speech, improving communication and confidence. Additionally, a well-aligned bite reduces the risk of teeth grinding to prevent enamel wear and tear and jaw discomfort.
At Antlers Family Dentist, we thoughtfully tailor your orthodontic treatment plan to achieve a beautiful, confident smile and ideal jaw function.
Experience the power of interceptive care with proactive orthodontics at its finest.
Interceptive orthodontics is the proactive approach of addressing orthodontic concerns at an early stage before they worsen. By taking advantage of growing jaws, we can correct issues like overbites, crossbites, and underbites before they become more complex. At Antlers Family Dentist, we use techniques such as palatal expanders for children around age 7 to create space and maintain proper alignment. Interceptive care ensures optimal dental development and sets the stage for a healthy, well-aligned smile.
Straight Wire Braces
Traditional metal braces easily turn complex orthodontic cases into straight smiles.
Straight wire braces—expertly provided by Dr. Twana Duncan, American Orthodontic Society (AOS) past president and diplomate—offer precise orthodontic treatment. Patients benefit from Dr. Duncan’s top-level certification in straight wire orthodontics and exceptional care. Straight wire braces are ideal for complex cases that include severe misalignments and jaw discrepancies. They excel in correcting vertical and rotational issues that clear aligners cannot completely address. You can trust that we will work with you to tailor the best treatment plan for your smile.
Enjoy discreet alignment even during traditional orthodontic care.
Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, are a popular orthodontic solution. These braces consist of clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets that offer a discreet appearance compared to traditional metal braces. Paired with similarly colored rubber bands, ceramic braces effectively straighten teeth and correct bite problems without drawing unwanted attention. Patients benefit from a more subtle and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic option while achieving a beautifully aligned smile.
Discover the power of invisible alignment for a straighter smile.
Clear aligners, a revolutionary orthodontic treatment, offer a discreet, removable alternative to traditional metal and ceramic braces. These transparent, custom-made trays gradually shift teeth into their ideal positions, providing a comfortable and virtually invisible alignment solution. Patients enjoy the convenience of easily removing the aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing without sacrificing efficiency or aesthetics. Antlers Family Dentist embraces clear aligners as an excellent choice for achieving a confident, well-aligned smile.
Let Antlers Family Dentist help correct your child’s tongue-tie or lip-tie.
Frenectomies are crucial treatments at Antlers Family Dentist where we remove or modify the frenulum—a small band of tissue that connects the lips, tongue, or cheeks to the gums. A lip-tie or tongue-tie can affect a child’s developing palate, which may mean they will need orthodontic treatment later in life. These quick and minimally invasive laser treatments effectively address tongue-ties and lip-ties to promote better oral function and speech development, especially in children. We also collaborate with speech pathologists to ensure therapeutic releases that best benefit the patient, enhancing breastfeeding, eating, and speaking abilities for a healthier, happier smile.
Achieve optimal oral function by correcting tongue thrust.
Tongue thrust is an orofacial myofunctional disorder characterized by a forward resting position of the tongue and a thrusting against the teeth during swallowing and speech. We diagnose and address tongue thrust issues, providing habit reminders and prescribing appliances to break the pattern. By correcting this condition, we help patients avoid open bites and lifelong orthodontic complications to ensure proper oral function and a healthy, well-aligned smile.
Everyone deserves a happy, healthy, and straighter smile.
Orthodontics can help you achieve straight teeth for a confident smile, reach better oral health and function, and prevent potential future dental issues. Contact us today to request an evaluation.
At Antlers Family Dentist, we accept all major payment methods and most dental insurances. We are a HealthChoice and Delta Dental Preferred Provider. We will work with your insurance to maximize the benefits of your coverage for orthodontic care. Payment plans are available for full-banded orthodontic treatment. We also accept SoonerCare for kids and offer CareCredit, a flexible payment option with manageable payment terms. Your family’s oral health is our priority!