At Schmidt Orthodontics, we believe our patients come first. From the moment we meet, until we achieve your new smile, we will provide you with clear communication and a plan that meets your individual needs. As a practice, we are dedicated to the experience and treatment we provide. Schmidt Orthodontics strives for perfection for you and your family.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BEGIN ORTHODONTICS?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. In some situations, early intervention prevents serious problems later.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EARLY ORTHODONTIC EVALUATION?
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
By age 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and treatment needs can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment. Children at this age are growing rapidly, and orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly.
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore! Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve the health of your mouth. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Types of Braces & Retainers
WHAT TYPE OF TREATMENT IS BEST FOR YOU?
At Schmidt Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, happy smile. We design our treatment options around each individual patient’s needs as well as orthodontic options available to them. From early interceptive treatment, to jaw surgery preparation, and everything in between.
Traditional & Comprehensive TreatmentThe most common treatment consists of upper and lower braces or aligners.
2 Phase TreatmentPlanning now can save a smile later! When there is a moderate to severe orthodontic problem that will cause greater issues in the future, early treatment is sometimes necessary. This preventative approach is typically combined with a comprehensive phase at a later date.
Clear BracesWithin bracketed orthodontic treatments, clear brackets are an option available to you on the upper arch.
SureSmileYou’ve probably heard that wearing braces is a long term commitment, lasting on average 2 years. With SureSmile, orthodontic treatment is greatly lessened by providing you with a prescription wire made specifically for you and your teeth. This wire moves your teeth more efficiently (not more quickly), using 3-D imaging, robotically created wires, and shape memory.
Hybrid TreatmentEvery patient has different needs. We are creative in meeting those needs while ensuring your treatment goals are met. Sometimes this means a combination of braces, aligners, or lingual braces. We will meet your needs.
InvisalignThe Invisalign System is a series of clear aligners and clear attachments—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult and adolescent patients with certain orthodontic issues.
Removable AlignersUtilizing our in-house 3-D technology, we have the capability to create removable aligners that move your teeth without using brackets and wires.
RetainersWe have a variety of retainers available to you, including clear Essix retainers made in our office, Hawley retainers, and bonded retainers in combination with removable retainers.