Orthodontics has no age limit! Young or not-so-young, you’ve never had more options for straightening your teeth and improving your bite. We know adults don’t want to spend years in orthodontic treatment, and we know most people would like to keep orthodontic appliances as inconspicuous as possible. We have helped many children and adults through the process of improving their smiles, and we excel at finding the solution that meets your needs.
Orthodontics for Children
Our goal for patients of all ages is to provide a warm and friendly experience. Because we’ve been serving the Marysville community for more than 30 years, orthodontics is often just one part of our dental relationship with your family. We follow best practices in the industry and recommend a first orthodontic screening at age seven. Depending on your child’s own needs, we’ll let you know the right time to move forward with orthodontics. This could include self-ligating (metal) brackets, Invisalign for teens, or other procedures to address your child’s alignment.
Orthodontic Options for Adults: Six Month Smiles, Invisalign and Retainers
- Six Month Smiles is our short-term orthodontics treatment plan for adults that offers a quicker and more affordable way to straighten and align the front, upper teeth using traditional orthodontic methods with a special approach. We use traditional braces, but with clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to minimize the appearance of the braces. This targeted solution addresses your most visible teeth, your upper front teeth, and moves those teeth in a matter of months. Anyone who has spent a lifetime self-consciously smiling a closed-mouth smile because of crooked teeth can be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles.
- Invisalign® is our choice for clear, removable aligners that work like traditional braces but are much less noticeable and typically take less time to straighten and align your teeth. The average course of treatment is about a year, and you’ll come to our office every six to eight weeks to let us check your progress and scan your teeth to provide new custom trays if needed. The trays are worn about 23 hours per day. (We recommend removing them only to eat, drink or brush your teeth.) You’ll start treatment with a scan of your mouth that allows us to use software to develop a set of customized trays to gradually move your teeth and adjust your bite over time. Each Invisalign® tray is worn for about 7-10 days. The cost of Invisalign® has become comparable to traditional braces over time. We can provide you with the pros and cons of traditional braces and Invisalign® and help you decide on an orthodontic treatment plan that works for you.
- Retainers help you maintain that straight, aligned smile you worked so hard to achieve with braces or clear aligners. Typically worn for about a year after your braces come off, retainers are the secret weapon to the long-term success of braces.
At Morey Dental, we know all the options for orthodontics and are here to help you take the next step toward a beautiful smile.
Reviews From Real Patients
"I have been seeing Dr. Miller and the staff at Morey Dental for as long as I can remember. This is the only dental team my children have ever known. We have never had a bad experience. The quality of care and the professional, friendly staff are hands down the best! If you are looking for a dental team to take care of you or your family, please give Morey Dental a call. The only regret you will have is why you didn't call them sooner."
"Dr. Hess is fantastic and the entire staff makes the office such a welcoming and friendly environment! I would highly recommend Dr. Hess!"
"My whole family has been coming here for over 20 years! Dr. Miller and the whole staff is welcoming and so advanced in their technology for dentistry."
"The team at Morey Dental has created the most professional dentist office I’ve ever visited, and the staff are the nicest I’ve ever met."
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