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Orthodontics – Ripon, WI

How We Give You a Straighter Smile

Would you like to achieve a straighter, more attractive smile? Dr. Frances Hamman is the orthodontist in Ripon at Silver Creek Dentistry, and she can provide both traditional braces for adults and children as well as impression-less Invisalign for teens and adult patients. These treatments have the power to improve your confidence and spare you from present and future dental problems.

Why Is Orthodontic Treatment Worthwhile?

man’s straight teethThe benefits of a properly aligned bite go beyond the fact that straight teeth just look better. Other benefits of orthodontic treatment include:

  • When your teeth line up the way they should, your dental health improves. Bacteria and food particles are less likely to get stuck between improperly positioned teeth. Thus, you’ll be at a lower risk of tooth decay.
  • A well-aligned bite spares your jaw joint (TMJ) from excessive stress. Therefore, you may be able to avoid the jaw pain, headaches, and other symptoms that accompany TMJ disorder.
  • Many people underestimate the power of a healthy, attractive smile to boost self-confidence. You may find that you smile more and are more eager to engage socially with other people.

Traditional Orthodontics

Adult woman with bracesTraditional orthodontics in Ripon uses brackets, wires, and other appliances to move teeth into their proper positions and correct bite problems.

Phase 1 Orthodontics

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should visit an orthodontist by the time they turn 7 years old. While that may seem young, it is actually the perfect time to evaluate the development of a child’s mouth. Early orthodontic treatment, also called phase 1 orthodontics, encourages proper jaw and tooth development. It can prevent future dental problems and perhaps even eliminate the need for jaw surgery later in a child’s life.

Phase 2 Orthodontics

Many children still need braces or Invisalign after phase 1 orthodontic treatment. Phase 2 treatment focuses primarily on getting teeth into their proper places so patients can enjoy an attractive, confident smile. This type of orthodontic treatment usually occurs when a patient is an adolescent, after all of their permanent teeth have erupted.

Metal Braces for Adults

It’s a common misconception that metal braces are just for kids and teenagers. This tried and true orthodontic treatment has helped countless adults to reap the benefits of a straighter smile.

Learn More About Traditional Orthodontics

Invisalign

Woman placing Invisalign trayWhile traditional orthodontics is a viable treatment option for adult patients, many people prefer a more discreet option. Invisalign was specifically designed to help adults and responsible teens straighten their teeth without having to get noticeable metal braces. Instead of using brackets and wires, it uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligner trays that are practically invisible. Invisalign is also extremely convenient, as the trays are easily removable, meaning you can take them out whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth. In the end, the only thing people will really see are your beautiful results. Invisalign does not require impressions. The iTero scanner works with Invisalign to give you an instant preview of your new smile before treatment. To learn more about it, click on the link below.

Learn More About Invisalign

Start Working on Your New Smile Today!

Are you ready embark on your journey to a straighter, healthier smile? Contact Silver Creek Dentistry today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.