We are motivated to serve our patients. It is our goal to provide you with a smile that you can be proud to display.
If after the initial examination appointment you wish to proceed with orthodontic therapy, then we will schedule an appointment to gather orthodontic records. It is at this time that we will obtain radiographs (X-rays), photographs and initial study models. Once these orthodontic records have been analyzed by Dr. Haberstock and Associates, he will formulate a definitive treatment plan. A consultation appointment will also be scheduled so that the treatment plan can be conveyed to you.
To give you straighter teeth and a more perfect smile, we are proud to offer the following services:
Early Interceptive Treatment
On some occasions it is advantageous to diagnose orthodontic problems with your child’s bite when they are younger. Although a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we are still able to thoroughly evaluate the front-to-back, the side-to-side and the vertical tooth relationships, and potential crowding problems.
During your child’s initial evaluation we will first determine if there are any problems that should be addressed. It is possible that interceptive treatment is unnecessary at this time in the child’s development. However, if intervention is indicated, we can create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will prove to be the most beneficial for his/her specific case.
Intervention in the form of primary tooth disking, selective removal of primary teeth, space maintenance and/or removable appliances, may sometimes be indicated to remedy a dental problem. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children visit an orthodontist as soon as their dentist notices that there might be a problem, or before they are seven years of age. Our office may not have to intervene at this early age, however, your child will be recalled to the office so that their growth and development can be monitored; at these recall visits we can determine if and when interceptive treatment or comprehensive treatment should commence.
To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, contact us today to schedule an orthodontic exam.
Regardless of your age, you will appreciate a smile that you are happy to display. Age is not a contra-indication to receiving orthodontic therapy. If your teeth and bone support are healthy, then orthodontic treatment can be considered to address a malocclusion.
More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. In fact, about 25 percent of our patients are adults! We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults – providing you with aligned teeth and a healthier bite.
Orthodontic treatment is not only designed to improve the appearance of your smile, but improve the health of your teeth and gums as well. You might be aware that it is difficult to maintain good oral hygiene in areas of your mouth that have dental crowding. You may also notice that some of your teeth are worn because of improper relationships between the upper and lower teeth. Orthodontic treatment can remedy these issues, making it easier to maintain your teeth, and provide you with the proper relationships of the teeth for normal function with age.
By seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult you can possibly avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, and irregular wear of the tooth enamel. Often, because adults are usually more compliant throughout their orthodontic therapy, their tooth movement can be achieved efficiently. By following the instructions provided by your orthodontist you could possibly shorten your treatment time as well.
Don’t ever feel that it’s too late to enhance your smile. Schedule your orthodontic examination today by contacting us, and let us help you start your journey to receiving a functional bite and aligned teeth!
Prior to removing your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. You will receive fixed retainers on the top and bottom teeth. These retainers are not visible; they are affixed on the backside of your front teeth and are to remain intact for a lifetime.
Following the removal of the orthodontic appliances, you will receive upper and lower removable retainers that you will be required to wear for a prescribed amount of hours. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in thus far. Remember to take out your removable retainers before eating, and brush your retainers before placing them back in your mouth. Please remove them for any contact sports and wear a mouth guard!
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Our doctors will formulate a comprehensive treatment plan once our office obtains orthodontic records. We will review the findings with you during the consultation appointment to demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits that can be achieved with orthognathic surgery. Our office will select an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to work together with our doctors in order to address your specific bite problems. In this way treatment times can be minimized, and the overall effectiveness of your surgery improved.
Today, materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws are useful aids to accomplishing the treatment objectives established with a comprehensive plan. Planning for, and accomplishing, specific tooth displacements prior to surgery will help to achieve good articulation of the teeth after surgery.
Post-surgical orthodontic therapy will still be necessary to reach the treatment objectives established at the beginning of treatment.
Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With proper planning, we will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you. If you have any questions, or would like more information on this treatment option, please contact us today.
If you have any questions or would like more information on our treatment options, please contact us today at (780) 432-1832.