Orthodontics

Here at By The Lake Dental, we can take care of all your mouth’s needs all at the same location, and this includes orthodontics. 75% of people, including adults, have some sort of teeth alignment issues. Not only is this not cosmetically appealing, it also has negative effects on your oral health as it will make your mouth harder to clean. This means that more bacteria in your mouth will build up due to crooked teeth, and can lead to gum disease among other oral health issues. We have several different treatment options, depending on what is right for the individual patient.


 

Phase 1 Orthodontics

Phase 1 is pre-braces preparation for kids, as their adult teeth start to grow in. This helps make the braces or Invisalign® process more efficient and effective for your child. Phase 1 Orthodontics typically occurs between ages 6-10 as the permanent adult teeth are not fully grown in, and we are able to help correct problems, before they are irreversible with only 2nd phase (Braces or Invisalign®) treatment. Ask us for a free consultation on your next visit to see if Phase 1 Treatment may be right for your child.

Invisalign® (Adults and Kids)

We are a proud preferred provider of Invisalign® here at By The Lake Dental. Our Invisalign® clear aligners are made differently for every patient, based on their mouth. These virtually invisible aligners are changed every 1-2 weeks, each gradually shifting your teeth in whatever direction is needed for a straight smile.  Invisalign® is made to work with our iTero® scanner, which allows us to scan your mouth and simulate the outcome that you will have with Invisalign. Ask us for a free consultation on whether Invisalign® is right for you!

Braces (Adults and Kids)

Braces are an orthodontic procedure where a wire is mounted on your teeth in order to move the teeth into the desired location. The braces straighten your teeth by applying consistent pressure on the teeth while the wire is in place. Rubber bands are used to help correct the alignment of the teeth. The average amount of time a patient has braces is typically around 2 years, but it can deviate based on the patient’s level of treatment needed. Ask us for a free orthodontic consultation at your next visit to see if braces are the right option for you!