Orthodontics in Omaha, NE

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Orthodontics is an essential part of dentistry for kids and adults. Having straight teeth doesn’t just boost your self-esteem – it also makes your bite more comfortable and functional. An experienced orthodontist knows when a child can benefit from certain orthodontic interventions in order to promote an aligned, stable bite position.

Although braces are commonly associated with adolescence, many orthodontic patients are adults. There is no upper age limit for candidacy. If you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth or bite at any age, braces or invisible aligners can be a great option.

If you live in Omaha or the surrounding areas and want to find out how our dentists can help you achieve a great smile and optimal dental health, please call The Dentists at Hillsborough: 402-802-9956, Village Pointe: 402-505-7474, Ralston Square: 402-307-6141, or Dundee: 402-307-6220 to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient Omaha locations.

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The Importance of Orthodontia

Orthodontic treatment has many benefits for good candidates:

  • An aligned bite is free of discomfort caused by joint strain
  • Aligned teeth are less likely to wear down
  • An aligned bite maximizes your ability to chew and speak
  • Straight teeth improve your confidence and self-esteem

As you can see, the benefits of orthodontic treatment are as functional as they are cosmetic. And the cosmetic advantages shouldn’t be downplayed either.

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Feeling good about your smile is so important. It can improve your confidence, enhancing your interpersonal relationships and interactions in the workplace. Sharing your smile freely because you aren’t embarrassed by it may improve your warmth, friendliness, and expressiveness when communicating with others.

Orthodontics at The Dentists

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At The Dentists, we do not provide orthodontic treatment ourselves. We devote our work to providing outstanding cosmeticgeneral, pediatric, and preventive dental care. But, many of our patients ask us about orthodontics. We provide referrals to an experienced, skilled orthodontist in the area whom we trust to deliver outstanding results for our patients.

This orthodontist sees patients in our office several times a week. If you are interested in these types of treatments, we can arrange a complimentary consultation between you and the orthodontic specialist.

From the information gathered in this consultation, the orthodontist can describe the treatment options available to achieve your goals. For adults and teens alike, today’s wide range of orthodontic options offer exciting opportunities:

  • Traditional metal braces utilizing metal brackets and metal wires
  • Ceramic braces, utilizing clear brackets and a metal wire
  • Clear plastic aligners, which are fully removable for comfortable eating and dental hygiene

What Issues Can Orthodontics Treat?

Orthodontics can address a variety of dental and facial irregularities to enhance both the function and appearance of your smile. Here are some common issues that orthodontic treatment can effectively manage:

  • Crooked Teeth: Orthodontic treatment can straighten misaligned teeth, improving aesthetics and function.
  • Overcrowding: When there isn't enough space in the mouth for all the teeth, braces or aligners can help create more space and align the teeth properly.
  • Gaps Between Teeth: Orthodontic appliances can close spaces between teeth, resulting in a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Overbite: An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth significantly overlap the lower front teeth. Orthodontic treatment can reposition the teeth and correct the overbite.
  • Underbite: When the lower front teeth stick out further than the upper front teeth, braces can move the teeth into a better position.
  • Crossbite: A crossbite occurs when some upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth rather than outside. This can be corrected to prevent tooth wear and gum issues.
  • Open Bite: An open bite happens when the upper and lower teeth don't touch when the mouth is closed. Orthodontics can align the teeth properly.
  • Misaligned Jaw: Orthodontic treatment can address jaw misalignment issues, improving chewing, speaking, and overall facial symmetry.
  • Improper Tooth Positions: Teeth that have rotated or tilted out of place can be guided back into their proper positions, enhancing function and appearance.

By correcting these issues, orthodontic treatment improves the look of your smile and enhances oral health and function.

Why Choose The Dentists?

Choosing the right dental care provider is essential for achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. Our highly skilled professionals include Dr. Samuelson, Dr. Ruf, Dr. Demman, Dr. Pendley, and Dr. Pabian. Together, they bring extensive experience to accurately diagnose the need for orthodontics. They’ll then refer you to an exceptional orthodontist who will come to our office to treat you.

Our facility facilitates a range of orthodontic services, from traditional braces to advanced clear aligners. Conveniently located across Omaha, our offices provide flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy lifestyle. You can take care of your dental and orthodontic needs all in one location.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Adults Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Yes, adults can receive orthodontic treatment. There is no upper age limit for candidacy, and many adults choose braces or clear aligners to improve their smile.

What Are the Different Types of Braces Available?

You can opt for traditional metal braces, ceramic braces with clear brackets, or clear plastic aligners. Each option has its benefits, and your provider can help you choose the best one for your needs.

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Typically Take?

The duration of your orthodontic treatment will depend on how complex your case is. On average, treatment can last from 12 to 24 months.

Are There Any Foods I Should Avoid with Braces?

Yes, certain foods can damage braces. Stay away from sticky, hard, and chewy foods such as gum, caramel, and hard candies. Your orthodontist will give you a full list of foods like these you should avoid. 

How Often Will I Need to Visit My Orthodontist?

Regular check-ups are essential for successful orthodontic treatment. Typically, you schedule visits every four to six weeks so they can adjust the braces and monitor progress.

Can I Still Play Sports With Braces?

Yes, you can play sports with braces. Your provider will likely recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces from potential injury.

How Can I Maintain Good Oral Hygiene With Braces?

Maintaining good oral hygiene with braces involves regular brushing, flossing, using an antimicrobial mouthwash, and, of course, professional cleanings. We typically recommend dental cleanings every three to four months so we can manage plaque and tartar buildup around the braces. Our team and your orthodontist can provide specific instructions and tips to help you keep your teeth and braces clean.

Call to Arrange Your Consultation

Interested in finding out what your options are for straightening your teeth? Please call The Dentists in Omaha, Nebraska, at Hillsborough: 402-802-9956, Village Pointe: 402-505-7474, Ralston Square: 402-307-6141, or Dundee: 402-307-6220 to arrange a consultation at one of our four offices.

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After examining your teeth and discussing your wishes, our experienced dentists can determine whether an orthodontic consultation is necessary or if another dental treatment can achieve the results you want.