Crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can not only be embarrassing, but may also be detrimental to your oral health.
Drs. Danny and Jan O'Keefe provide orthodontic treatment at our Flowood, MS, practice to straighten your teeth and keep your smile healthy.
Here is why so many of our dental patients are choosing this type of treatment...
Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation
Is a straight smile part of your dental plan? If so, schedule an orthodontic consultation with one of our Flowood dentists. We can fully assess your oral health and determine a treatment plan that can deliver the results you desire. In addition, we can refer you to an orthodontist when necessary for the highest level of care.
We offer a number of orthodontic treatments at our family dental practice, including Invisalign® and MTM® Clear Aligners. We also work alongside a team of experienced orthodontists so our patients can receive truly comprehensive care. To learn more about orthodontics, contact a member of our friendly staff online or give us a call at:
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Candidacy for Orthodontics
Crooked, Misaligned, or Gapped Teeth
Orthodontic treatment is typically recommended to any patient with misaligned teeth or noticeable gaps in their smile.
Patients of All Ages
Orthodontics can be beneficial for patients of all ages. There are many treatment options for children, teens, and adults to choose from, depending on each patient's unique goals.
Good Oral Health
Patients considering orthodontic therapy should be in good oral health. Therefore, health problems such as gum disease and extensive decay should not be present. Conditions such as these can actually negate the benefits of treatment and should be addressed before orthodontics are pursued.
Types of Orthodontic Treatments
With traditional braces, the teeth are gradually moved into their desired positions over time using steel brackets, bands, and wires. Each month, the wires are tightened until treatment is complete.
While similar to traditional braces by design, clear braces are slightly less visible due to the materials used. Instead of metal, the brackets are made with ceramic and the wires are tooth-colored, so they blend in with your smile.
One of the most popular alternatives to conventional braces, Invisalign® straightens the teeth with clear trays. This system is virtually invisible and the trays can be removed when eating or when cleaning the teeth.
MTM Clear Aligners
Similar to Invisalign, MTM® Clear Aligners shift the teeth over time using removable thermoplastic trays. Compared to Invisalign, treatment with MTM is often more affordable. We offer this option at our Flowood practice.
Braces vs. Clear Aligners
Orthodontic Treatment Timeline
Combining Orthodontic Therapy with Other Treatments
Often, patients combine orthodontics with additional cosmetic procedures for comprehensive results. For example, once your treatment is complete, you may wish to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers or whitening. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist, and can discuss all of your options during a consultation at our practice.