If you are interested in starting orthodontic treatment but are unsure what will solve your dental issues, this blog is just for you! Pioneer Orthodontics works with every patient to learn more about their needs and what appliance will most effectively straighten their smile. Read on to learn more about your treatment options, the importance of treatment, and what to consider when deciding.
Your Care Options
Pioneer Orthodontics is proud to provide patients with options when making important oral health decisions. From traditional, reliable appliances to state-of-the-art options, our team will ensure you are confident with your choice and happily answer any questions.
Thanks to advancements in orthodontics, Invisalign clear aligners are a removable appliance excellent for those looking to improve their smile without the obvious appearance of work being done. They function with the help of a series of plastic trays that are switched out every two weeks as your teeth shift into their new position.
This nearly invisible appliance must be worn for 20-22 hours daily to stay on schedule with your plan. However, Invisalign trays are custom-fitted, so you won’t have to worry about discomfort while wearing them. Our team uses the latest technology to see how your teeth will move before you even start wearing the trays, allowing you to see the movement of your teeth in the months to come and providing Dr. Tewes the opportunity to make minute changes to your treatment plan to achieve your goals.
Damon Smile Metal Braces
Damon Smile is a metal braces option utilizing a self-ligating bracket system and shape-memory wires. Self-ligating simply means they don’t require elastic bands, allowing for a smoother experience. Even more efficient than traditional braces, they offer the latest orthodontic advances and are more comfortable than ever.
This innovative option allows fewer appointments so you can enjoy more time outside of the treatment chair, reduced friction for more occasional sores inside your mouth, and efficient tooth movement, helping you reach your smile goals faster. You may even forget you are wearing them! Damon Smile metal braces are a terrific option for those looking to make a change in their smile and as well as the rest of their face.
Damon Clear Braces
Designed for comfort and subtlety, Damon clear braces are the perfect choice to take advantage of the reliable technology of traditional metal braces and the low profile of Invisalign. This hybrid choice is your road to a perfect smile! We can provide clear elastics as necessary, though we also offer neon colors for those who want a bold look. Either way, you can count on them to accomplish your goals.
This appliance uses tooth-colored ceramic brackets to blend in with your teeth. They contain stain-resistant technology, so you won’t have to worry about a cup of coffee, wine, or other dark liquid changing the color of your tooth-colored brackets. We believe Damon clear braces help the self-confidence of our patients not only with the results but throughout the entire process as well.
A Rewarding Investment
Taking the time and effort to improve your smile offers lasting results you can be proud of. Straightened teeth have plenty of health benefits, affecting your body beyond your oral health. Thanks to the improved chewing and biting function, your stomach can digest your food smoothly and take the proper nutrition from it, removing any additional strain on your stomach or intestine.
It can also improve your speech patterns. Teeth misalignment can move your tongue to rest in an unnatural position, leading to mispronunciation of words and being unable to pronounce them. However, shifting your smile can change your everyday experience and make speaking a more effortless experience.
We can’t forget how Damon braces and Invisalign can boost your self-confidence and encourage you to smile more than ever! Nothing makes us happier than seeing a patient leave our office at the end of treatment excited to show off their brand new smile to the world. Pioneer Orthodontics believes everyone should be able to achieve the results they deserve.
How to Decide Which Treatment Is Best For You
Length of Treatment
A very common question is how long treatment will last. While we cannot offer a concrete answer for each patient before learning more about their teeth, on average, it usually takes between one and three years to complete your treatment plan and achieve the smile you are after. Some may take longer or shorter, depending on the complexity of your case. During your free consultation, we can provide you with more details.
The price of orthodontic appliances ranges, changing according to the work you need done, your current oral health, age, and whether you are using dental insurance. Our team ensures each patient is confident in their payment plan and will review costs during your free consultation before beginning. Our goal is to ensure we meet your family’s budget so you can focus on what is most important: your brand-new smile!
We want each of our patients to be not only happy with the result of their orthodontic treatment but also feel confident with the look of their appliance in the months they are wearing it. Some patients may feel more comfortable showing off their appliance with different colored elastics and metal braces, while others want to make it as discreet as possible. Either way, our team will work with you to find the appliance that will effectively reach your goals while matching your aesthetic desires.
Our Team Is Here To Help!
At Pioneer Orthodontics, our top priority is to make your time with us a positive and comfortable experience. If you have any questions about choosing the best appliance for you, contact our offices in York or Lincoln, and our friendly front-desk staff will be able to assist you. You can schedule your free consultation today to get started on treatment and work toward the smile you deserve!