Traditional braces use stainless steel brackets and archwires to move your teeth into their proper position. Many teenagers like to decorate their braces with different colored rubber bands to give them a colorful and unique smile. You can choose a new color (or colors) during every adjustment!
Self Ligating Braces
Self Ligating Braces uses self-ligating brackets and hi-tech, light-force archwires to improve your bite and smile. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that is proven to be more comfortable and efficient than traditional braces. The results are often extraordinary.
Most teens and adults are reluctant to get the orthodontic care they need due to the appearance of orthodontic appliances. That’s why we offer clear braces, which are much less noticeable than metal braces, but still give patients a smile they deserve. Clear braces are just like metal braces, but they are almost invisible.
Aligner Therapy is a wonderful, modern, alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without installing metal in your mouth. Instead, we use plastic trays to move your teeth back into place. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth so you don’t have to worry about mouth irritation or anything else that traditional braces can cause.
Dr. Lenk did research for Invisalign with University of Florida in Gainsville and she is one of 10 orthodontists in US that was asked to be on Clear Correct's advisory committee.
After you have worn your braces for the appropriate amount of time, we move into the retention stage of your treatment. It is VERY important not to skip this step, or all of your hard work will not pay off as you had hoped. Your teeth may shift around or move back to where they were instead of staying in place.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is considered a dental specialty and helps complex cases involving the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. If your case requires surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to provide you with the best and most comprehensive care possible.
Here at Lenk Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a Kodak Scanner. We take pride in providing modern, high quality care so you can have the smile you deserve. We are constantly updating our equipment in order to provide patients with state-of-the-art dental care.
The earlier we catch problems with your child’s bite, the simpler they are to fix. The results are often better than if we wait and will require significantly less work. We may not need to keep braces on your child for as long when they are younger, which means less expense for you.
Here at Lenk Orthodontics, we work hard to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer several different treatments that can be effective no matter how old you are. More and more orthodontic treatments are becoming available to give adults the smile that they want.
Braces For Teens
Braces are not as scary as most teens think. Technology has advanced a lot in recent years, providing us with newer styles of braces. The result is a faster, more comfortable, and more effective treatment. Braces come in different colors, styles, and materials, so your teen can customize their look and express their personality.
Braces for Children
It is very important to treat any problems with alignment, overcrowding, and other orthodontic problems early. If left untreated, your child may have more problems down the line. They will be more likely to have tooth decay, gum disease, and/or damage to the jaw joints.
The most common reason that children and young adults need braces is to fix a malocclusion (bad/uneven bite). This is commonly seen in children who used to (or still do) suck their thumbs, and used (or still use) pacifiers. If they continue to suck for long periods of time, their teeth can actually get pushed out into a different position, which affects their bite.