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Orthodontics

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:

(601) 936-2526

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Mi'Lisa Lansdale

2020

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I was anxious about the dental appointment before I arrived, but once there, the anxiety was replaced with comfort. The entire staff is super-friendly, but Billie was especially sweet! She made me feel relaxed and answered all my questions. The dentist is a hoot too! I loved her instantly. I adore Family Dental Care!  You guys ROCK!

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Mitchell Case

2019

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The staff was very polite and did an awesome job of helping me understand what was needed and talked me thru all the procedures , setting up appts with oral surgeons and helping me remain calm , I was very pleased with my service there!!!

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Candidacy for Orthodontics

Virtually anyone interested in a straighter, healthier smile can be considered for this type of treatment. During a consultation, your dentist will assess your oral health and determine which technique is most beneficial for you. If necessary, we can refer you to an orthodontist for further evaluation.

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

Traditional metal braces

Traditional Braces

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.

Clear braces

Clear Braces

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.

Invisalign clear tray

Invisalign

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

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

Demonstration of how braces align teeth
Invisalign of how braces align teeth

Orthodontic Treatment Timeline

Initial Consultation

During your first appointment, your dentist or orthodontist assesses your teeth, as well as your jaw joints and other surrounding structures. Your treatment options are explored in detail to find a solution that will work with your goals and lifestyle.

Beginning Treatment

If you choose braces, there will be an appointment to have them placed. Those who opt for aligner trays will be fitted for the first set in the series. Your orthodontist will provide instructions for the first couple of weeks and will schedule a follow-up visit.

Active Treatment

Over the next several months, your smile will become straighter. Your orthodontist assesses your progress during every visit. Traditional orthodontics take anywhere from two to four years to complete. Aligner therapy usually takes about 18 months.

Retention

Following your orthodontic regimen, you will need to wear a retainer at night to keep your smile from shifting. It is important that you follow your orthodontist's instructions closely. Otherwise, the results of your treatment may be short-lived.

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.

Smile before and after teeth whitening

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David Hogg

2020

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One of the best dentist ive eber been too! Very fast, efficient,  and caring! Awesome team!

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2019

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Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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