Ceramic - Clarity
Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Braces give you the confidence you need to smile proudly, both during and after treatment. The revolutionary ceramic material is designed to blend with your teeth and resists staining and discoloration throughout your treatment. Paired with a tooth colored wire, Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Braces are virtually unnoticeable. They are perfect for patients of any age who are looking for confidence and freedom to SMILE.
Metal - SmartClip SL3
Self-Ligating Braces are the modern choice in metal braces. They are designed to make your treatment more comfortable, save time, and give you the beautiful new smile you deserve. The innovative technology behind self-ligating braces enables faster treatment time, allows fewer and faster appointments, and while making it easy to keep teeth and braces clean.
Invisalign is often a great option if the idea of metal or ceramic braces on your teeth would hold you back from achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Incognito braces are custom made braces, hidden behind your teeth, so people see you and not your braces. There are no appliances or trays on the front of your teeth, so you can have orthodontic treatment without the whole world knowing. Almost anyone is a candidate for Incognito braces, talk with one of our doctors today about the ultimate esthetic option.
Surgical orthodontics may be ideal for those with jaw abnormalities. Our doctors can combine your orthodontic treatment with the assistance of a skilled oral surgeon to position the jaws into a more normal position. This treatment can improve the ability to breath, chew, speak, and sometimes can dramatically improve facial esthetics. This treatment is usually limited to non-growing or adult patients (jaw growth usually complete by age 16 in girls and 18 in boys).
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a range of issues evidenced by symptoms such as pain in and around the jaw joints, sore muscles around the jaw, head, and neck, difficulty opening or closing the mouth, clicking, popping, or grating noises in the joints, and headaches. There are multiple causes for these symptoms including bite related issues, harmful habits such as clenching or grinding teeth, trauma, and stress. Dr. Depew uses non-invasive, gentle approaches to relieve these symptoms. Often, we will utilize a mouth piece that is designed to position and stabilize the joint in a healthier position. Once that is established orthodontic or restorative care be may needed for long-term resolution. The fee for our very thorough examination during your initial consultation will be applied towards your treatment fee.
Get your beautiful, healthy smile…faster!
Do you want to improve the look of your smile, but don’t want to spend years in braces or aligners? With AcceleDent®, you can speed your tooth movement by up to 50%! Using this fast, safe, and easy-to-use hands-free device, you’ll be finished with your orthodontic treatment and achieve your desired smile faster!
What Is AcceleDent?
AcceleDent is a Class II medical device, cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinically proven to accelerate tooth movement by up to 50%. It’s the first orthodontic device of its kind to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment and help decrease orthodontic discomfort in a noninvasive, nonsurgical way. AcceleDent is only available by prescription from your orthodontist.
How Does AcceleDent Work?
By inserting the mouthpiece fitted around your braces or aligners for just 20 minutes a day, AcceleDent speeds tooth movement through the use of SoftPulse Technology®. Faster tooth movement decreases the duration of your orthodontic treatment and can help make your experience more comfortable. Part of the way that orthodontics works is by changing or remodeling the bones surrounding your teeth. As this remodeling process is accelerated, your teeth move more quickly. AcceleDent’s gentle micropulses can speed bone remodeling, accelerate tooth movement and reduce orthodontic discomfort for patients of all ages, including children, teens and adults.
Our 3M True Definition Scanner offers the ability to accurately and efficiently make a 3D model of your mouth without the use of messy dental impressions. No gagging, tasteless, odorless, state of the art technology gives you the most reliable results in the most comfortable way possible.
Our doctors care about your smile and want to have the most information available to provide your care. A 3D diagnostic x-rays provides a three dimensional view of the teeth, surrounding bone, and root orientation. This is extremely valuable in planning complex orthodontic treatment, replacing missing teeth, or planning treatment for impacted teeth. This technology eliminates guesswork and allows us to provide safer and more efficient care. Our 3D imaging machines can take x-rays using lower radiation than typical 2D dental imaging.
Soft Tissue Laser
Our doctors are excited to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients. Soft tissue lasers use amplified light travelling through a glass fiber to alter gum tissue. These procedures help to improve the health of the gingival tissue, improve the appearance of the teeth and allow us to straighten your teeth faster. We can use our lasers to expose slowly erupting teeth, remove excessive gum tissue, and to relieve pain from ulcers. No injection is needed for the procedure and there is typically no bleeding or pain.
Temporary Anchorage Devices, also known as TADs, are miniature bone anchors made of a bio-compatible titanium are painlessly inserted into the bone by our doctors. In short, they allow us to move teeth more predictably in a desired direction without allowing undesirable side effects to other teeth. While they are not needed in most cases, TADs can greatly improve the results of some treatments and can sometimes even avoid the need for jaw surgery, headgear, or dental implants.
In some patients, when baby teeth are still present between the ages of 6 and 10, we can start to correct significant development problems like severe crowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and oral habits. Treatment during this crucial time of growth can sometimes prevent the need for more extensive treatment, including jaw surgeries, later in life. The American Association of Orthodontics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that an initial orthodontic evaluation be completed at age 7. Many patients will not need orthodontic treatment at this age, but close monitoring can identify the most ideal time to start treatment. Some examples of early treatment include:
An expander is a painless custom appliance that fits in the roof of a child’s mouth. Using an expander during early orthodontic treatment can create room for crowded erupting teeth, correct crossbites, and prevent future dental impactions.
Any oral habit can have permanent detrimental effects on a child’s teeth and bite. If finger sucking, prolonged pacifier use, or any other oral habit is present, our doctors can prescribe a painless appliance to assist your efforts in stopping oral habits.
Phase I braces can assist to correct developing orthodontic problems in young children. Braces at this age can provide room for erupting teeth, cosmetic alignment, crossbite correction, and overbite and underbite correction.
Our Commitment &
Promise to you
Save my Smile
We know that accidents happen and retainers can easily be lost, broken, thrown away, or damaged by a pet. We will be happy to replace up to four retainers per year. Our Save My Smile program allows you to get lifetime replacement retainers for a nominal, one-time fee and a small co-payment per retainer.
Guarantee my Smile
With Guarantee my Smile, you’ll never have to worry about the expense of braces again! If your teeth ever shift or you become unhappy with your smile for any reason, we will put braces back on your teeth at no charge. You just pay a nominal monthly fee until you are satisfied with your smile.