For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children age 7 or older be evaluated for the best treatment planning of their orthodontic needs. When severity of crowding, bite discrepancies or habits like thumb sucking are present, treatment often needs to be divided into two phases. One phase usually lasting a year in the age range of 8-11 and a second phase upon the eruption of all of the permanent teeth. When a child has a significant concern about the appearance of their upper front teeth, phase one treatment is an option to address the concern without having to wait until junior high school for a correction.
Unlike conventional braces, the Damon System uses gentle forces designed to protect the health of your teeth and gums while in treatment. The Damon System achieves a smile that is more than straight teeth—it provides a beautiful, natural smile.
Studies have shown that a fuller smile, with a wider arch, is more attractive. Having the teeth upright and aligned into a smile “arc” can also add to a smile’s appeal. We call this a Damon Smile. Learn More
The Damon System is available in both metal and clear brackets. With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you’re wearing braces.
Unlike other clear braces with visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment, Damon Clear braces are virtually invisible. Damon Clear braces are resistant to staining and do not use elastic ties, providing a superior aesthetic solution for patients. Learn More
In addition to the Damon System, Dr. Pobanz also uses the Pitts21 system, which are the latest in Self-Ligating Bracket technology. The Pitts option utilizes a more advanced technique than Damon braces.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.
Invisalign Teen aligners give you a whole new way to wear braces for a “clearly” amazing smile!
The team has a game this Friday night, homecoming is in a month, and what about my yearbook pictures?! Don’t stress; during your Invisalign Teen treatment you won’t need to turn down any dates, wear a paper bag over your head, or hide out in your room for two years! Invisalign Teen aligners are a perfect fit for your lifestyle, because aligners are:
You’ve probably heard from friends that with braces you won’t be able to eat anything. With Invisalign Teen aligners, you can eat whatever you want! Learn More
Teeth moved because you didn’t wear your retainer? Pobanz Aligners are a perfect solution for you and it could be much less than at-home solutions that are offered on social media. Pobanz Aligners are an in house aligner system that we offer to patients who need limited treatment.
Not all patients need or want full braces. Sometimes less is more. We provide limited treatment options with a small segment of aligner therapy to address small movements as desired by each individual patient.