Experience a Beautiful, Straighter Smile
We offer a full menu of in-house therapy options for our patients to choose from. Now, there’s no need to travel back and forth between your traditional family dentist and a separate orthodontist office. We make it convenient for you to get everything you need in one central location.
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Dr. Timmerman implements a variety of therapies to choose from – including:
Patient Options for Orthodontics
We provide our patients options that:
- Straighten teeth quickly
- Provide “invisible” alternatives over metal braces
- Utilize advanced movement techniques for improved accuracy
- Offer brace-free retainers for short term therapies
- Allow maximum comfort and freedom during treatment
“Choosing to straighten your teeth can provide many benefits, both for your oral health and for aesthetics. With straighter teeth, you can avoid complications like TMJ disorders, worn out crowns and fillings, or dental emergencies such as fractured teeth. Why? Because your teeth will fit together the way they were designed to be. Not only that, but people with straighter teeth are less likely to suffer from as many cavities as well as gum disease. Straighter teeth are easier to care for, clean, and less likely to be affected by heavy buildup.”
—Dr. Lance Timmerman
Who Should Consider Braces?
Dr. Timmerman recommends an orthodontic evaluation on all patients over the age of 7. However, the majority of our patients are adults who never had access to braces growing up. There is no age restriction on braces, and a large number of the people we treat are adults who simply want a beautiful, confident smile.
Adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, or have experienced complications due to tooth crowding make ideal candidates for our services.
You may want to consider braces if your teeth are:
- Difficult to keep clean
- Worn down due to misalignment
- Disrupting alignment of your TMJ
If you don’t want to wear traditional brackets and wires, you will be happy to know that our office provides several alternatives, including:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: are there Clear Braces options for Adults?
Invisalign braces are the clear, “invisible” option that isn’t noticeable when you wear them. Each aligner fits snugly against your smile and can be worn all day long – even to work! Not only that, but you can eat any of the foods that you like without worrying about whether or not they will harm your braces. Simply remove them during meals and for normal brushing and flossing. They are one of the easiest types of treatment options for our adult patients to wear!
Find out more about our Invisalign treatments here to see exactly what the process is like, including the cost of your treatment.
Q: Do Braces Hurt?
One of the reasons why we provide so many options to choose from is because we do not want your treatment to hurt. Traditional treatments often experience problems like:
- Sharp brackets and wires that poke your lips and cheeks
- Difficulty eating foods during the day
- Broken appliances that create emergencies
We provide our patients with a comfortable alternative to routine straightening treatments. Either the appliances are removable, smooth, or the treatment duration is drastically reduced in order to limit any and all types of discomfort.
Find out more about our options like Invisalign, the Inman Aligner and Six Month Smiles to see which one is best for you!
Q: How much do braces cost?
Great question! Your cost of treatment will depend on factors like:
- The type of braces that you choose
- How long your treatment lasts
- The type of dental insurance plan that you carry
- If your provider accepts your insurance
- Financing plans available
You can limit the amount of money that you spend on braces by choosing to see us instead of driving across town to visit an orthodontic clinic. Why? Because we streamline your care process and all services are available right here in one office.
Specialty clinics are expensive and don’t always offer the aesthetic and cosmetic alternatives that we provide.
We will work with your dental insurance company to help you maximize any coverage benefits that your plan carries. You might be surprised that the cost of your clear braces isn’t much different than traditional braces! Some might even be cheaper. Our cosmetic dental office also offers financing plans to make easy monthly payments on your braces treatment.
Q: Are Braces as Part of My Smile Makeover?
Sometimes it is best to start with the foundation of your smile when it comes to addressing aesthetics. If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or gapped – it may be beneficial to realign them before completing cosmetic treatments like dental veneers, composite bonding, or teeth whitening.
Once your teeth are properly aligned, Dr. Timmerman can suggest aesthetic steps that enhance the appearance of your healthy teeth, rather than simply covering them up or removing them altogether.
We are happy to discuss how braces could benefit your smile makeover or full mouth rehabilitation care plan. Ask us what options are best for your personal smile needs during your consultation.
Q: How do I get started with Braces?
The first step to deciding whether or not braces are right for you, is scheduling a consultation. Some of the things our team will discuss with you include:
- Your smile goals
- The type of braces you want to wear
- Benefits of alternative options
- The length of treatment necessary
- Costs and financing options
Are you ready to get started? Call our office today to take the first step toward a beautiful, straight smile. Or read about our Invisalign, Inman Aligner, and Six Month Smiles options to learn more before you call to schedule.