Garnett Family Dental offers a variety of orthodontic options to help you get a more balanced, straighter smile. With decades of experience, there is no smile too troublesome for our team. At the end of the day, you will benefit most with:
Call 785-448-2487 right now to schedule your first appointment. Your child should be evaluated for orthodontic care at 7 years old.
You will benefit from the experience of our doctors and staff. We can treat any smile that walks into our office. Call us with confidence that we can help you! Here are some of our most common orthodontic options.
This is the orthodontic treatment most people are familiar with. Metal brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth, and a metal wire across the teeth connects the brackets. The force applied by the wire over time moves your teeth – the crowns and roots – into proper position. These are great for both kids and adults with varying degrees of misalignment or bite problems.
Ceramic braces are a discrete version of traditional braces. The ceramic brackets blend in with your teeth, and the wire is barely noticeable.
With the help of clear plastic dental aligners, your teeth can be moved gently into their correct positions. These aligners resemble mouthguards but are clear, so they don’t adversely affect your appearance. They are also removable, so you won’t have to avoid the foods you enjoy. If your teeth have minor alignment issues, ask about our Invisalign Express treatment.
Developing dental structures need to be guided when they start to move out of correct alignment. Preventive orthodontics focuses on treating children with these types of problems early on so that they don’t need treatment or as extensive treatment later. By expanding the palate to make room for teeth to grow properly and the jaw to develop correctly, we can also help open the airway and prevent sleep disordered breathing.
When your child’s mouth is developing, it is important to make sure that everything stays where it should. When a child loses a tooth prematurely, a space maintainer can be put in the empty space. This ensures that teeth on either side of the opening do not encroach on the space, and that the adult tooth has enough room to erupt without affecting any other teeth.
Your child’s dental structure may need additional help beyond simply straightening teeth. Dentofacial orthopedics can do just that. With skeletal and face masks, expanders, and functional appliances, Garnett Family Dental will guide the development of your child’s facial structure and smile. This can ensure proper growth of teeth and bone as well as eliminate any facial imbalances.