If you or someone you know has gotten or is currently getting their teeth straightened and improving their bite, you should thank the area of dentistry known as orthodontics! To learn more about your orthodontic options at S&G Family Dentistry and about the reasons we celebrate orthodontics every October, give us a call at 913-945-1612!
Because every patient has unique smile goals and preferences on how to achieve a straight-toothed smile, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments at our Leawood, KS dentist office. Our own Dr. Lynne M. Schopper is even an active member of the American Association for Functional Orthodontics (AAFO) and stays ahead-of-the-curve to provide our patients the very best.
With the help of our talented team and other highly-trained dentists, Dr. Schopper provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services.
No matter your lifestyle or the current state of your teeth, we can find a solution that will work for you. By visiting us for teeth-straightening options, you could potentially look forward to:
- Speaking more clearly
- Chewing your food properly and more thoroughly, improving your digestion and overall health
- Being able to clean your teeth more thoroughly and fight off smile-damaging bacteria more easily
- Smiling with pride and actually looking forward to taking group portraits and “selfies”
So an orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to interfere with your work schedule or your teenager’s school day, we offer early morning appointments at:
- 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays
- 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays
For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment options, including financing options through CareCredit. We can also provide a second opinion on any orthodontic service you are interested in free of charge!
Find The Right Orthodontic Option For You
If you’re a fan of horror movies and have been watching some in anticipation of Halloween, you’ve probably noticed characters mentioning dental records to identify people. Like fingerprints, your teeth and how they are arranged are unique to you.
Add in personal and lifestyle preferences and you may assume you’ll just have to straighten your teeth with an orthodontic option that is, at best, a compromise.
But we have good news for you! At S&G Family Dentistry, we offer an array of orthodontic services to suit your specific needs and preferences. So you can make the decision that is best for you and your smile, we can discuss all of your options with you and answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to help you achieve your smile goals!
Our Leawood, KS dentist office still provides traditional braces made of metal wires and brackets because they are a tried-and-true orthodontic option. Both kids and adults can see great results treating a number of misalignment and bite problems with our braces.
We can also provide a new twist on straightening teeth with ceramic braces. These work just like traditional braces but use ceramic brackets and barely noticeable wires to blend in more with your white teeth.
Another popular orthodontic option is Invisalign. These clear plastic aligners look a lot like athletic mouthguards but are much thinner and fit tightly against your teeth clear, so they don’t adversely affect your appearance. They are very discreet and removable, so you won’t have to compromise your appearance or your diet.
So you and your loved ones can avoid having to get braces in the future, we also provide options for preventive orthodontics. These treatments expand the palate (roof of your mouth) to allow more room for teeth to come in properly and improve the development of your jaw. This often has the added bonus of opening up the area and improving breathing during sleep.
To prevent teeth from shifting out of place after your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, we can also supply space maintainers. This will save the spot for their adult tooth to come in properly without being affected by shifting surrounding teeth.
If your child’s mouth and facial structures have larger issues on top of teeth not coming in straight, we can also ensure proper growth using dentofacial orthopedics that will guide proper development.
Regardless of the treatment you or your children receive, we will do everything we can to make the experience a good one.
If you’d like to get your teeth in line and finally achieve the beautiful Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of, call S&G Family Dentistry at 913-945-1612 to book an orthodontic consultation. You can also use our handy online form or swing by our conveniently located Leawood, KS dentist office.