Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orlando and Winter Park, Florida Orthodontist

Since 1965, the Dann family has been brightening smiles all over Orlando and Winter Park FL. A confident, attractive smile and a boost in self-esteem are just a few of the benefits of orthodontic treatment. What many people don’t realize is that orthodontic treatment can preemptively alleviate physical health problems. Without orthodontic treatment, individuals are more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction, chewing and digestive difficulties, speech impairments, tooth loss and other dental injuries.

Benefits of Braces

Aside from looking and feeling great, there are many other benefits to having straight teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and crowded teeth are a hassle to clean and care for which is a gateway to a world of problems including tooth decay and possible tooth loss. Additional orthodontic issues can lead to abnormal wearing of the teeth, unproductive chewing functionality, misalignment of the jaw joints, or unnecessary stress on your gums and bones supporting your teeth. If left untreated, all of the aforementioned problems can lead to pounding headaches and facial/neck pain. In the long run, orthodontic treatment is far less costly than dealing with problems that may arise from a lack of orthodontic care.

Orthodontic Treatment for Children & Adults

Orthodontics can benefit people of any age. Please read below to learn how Dr. Dann can serve adults, teens and children throughout Orlando FL and Winter Park FL.

Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that a child see an orthodontist by the time he/she turns 7. With the eruption of the first permanent molars and incisors, this is the ideal age to determine if orthodontic treatment may or may not be required down the road. Early orthodontic treatment allows the orthodontist to utilize braces to guide the growth of the jaw and incoming teeth to their ideal positioning. Simply put, early orthodontic treatment paves the road for a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Orthodontics for Adults
You’re never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. In fact, one of every five patients undergoing orthodontic treatment is over 21 years old. Adults know how beneficial a beautiful smile can be. A bad bite affects more than your appearance, it can also be detrimental to your health. Misaligned teeth are difficult to clean which can lead to tooth decay.

With advancements in orthodontic technology, treatment for adults and teens is easier than ever! Invisalign and Invisalign Teen use clear aligners to straighten your teeth and are virtually unnoticeable to others. Boost your confidence by attaining the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Duration of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatments typically range between 1-3 years. This varies person to person and is dependent on several variables including the severity of the problem and the growth of a patient’s mount and face. Everyone responds to orthodontic treatment differently so treatment time may differ from the original estimation. Caring for your orthodontic appliances and scheduling routine check-ups will help to ensure that the procedure is as efficient as possible.

Orthodontic Treatment With Our Practice May Include:

Orthodontic Diagnostic Records: Could include a panoramic x-ray, lateral cephalometric x-ray with analysis (if needed), digital photographs, digital models (if needed), and Dr. Dann’s expertise in diagnosis and treatment planning of your specific orthodontic needs.

Communication letters & copies of your diagnostic records: These will be given to you, your general dentist, and dental specialist if required.

Access to your records & scheduled appointments online:You can access your records, appointments, and our other various services online through our T-Link service. HouseCalls, our automated appointment reminder, will also call you the day before your scheduled appointment.

Highly specialized State-of-the-Art Orthodontic Appliances: We have specialty appliances such as Self-Ligating metal braces, as well as Self-Ligating clear braces, Ormco Mini Twin braces, and “invisible” braces that are bonded onto the back of your teeth. In some cases, we also offer Invisalign, which may be a clear alternative to braces.

Access to Dr. Dann’s skills & knowledge: Dr. Dann has highly specialized training in from the University of North Carolina, the top orthodontic school in the country. He far exceeds the standard continuing education training per year, as well as being involved with many professional study clubs and dental organizations to advance his knowledge in orthodontics.

A highly experienced Orthodontic Team: This is a critically important benefit to the success of your treatment and orthodontic experience.

Specialty Appliances: Will be used when beneficial to completing your case.

Mid-course Records: If needed, final records would include before & after digital photos with a current panorex x-ray.

Final Communication Package: Will be sent to yourself and your general dentist.

Dr. Dann T-Shirt: You will be entered into our T-Shirt contest when you wear your Dr. Dann T-Shirt to your appointments.

Priceless Benefit of orthodontic treatment: Priceless is how we value a beautiful smile!

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Dann Orthodontics Today!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dann, please give us a call contact us online. We can be reached in Orlando at (407) 894-3271 or in Winter Park at (407) 671-4264. See you soon!