About Your New Smile
Orthodontics corrects crooked teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. Having misaligned teeth not only impacts your self-confidence — it can also lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and TMJ issues.
At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, you’re in good hands — our experienced team will ensure you receive the perfect treatment to fit your individual needs. With orthodontic care, we’ll give you a smile you’ll be proud to share with friends.
Are You a Candidate
For Orthodontic Care?
We offer affordable, comprehensive orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults at our office in Archdale. Our Triad dentists will find the solution that works for you, whether it requires adjusting a few teeth or more extensive orthodontic treatment.
Your journey begins when you visit our office where our dentist will examine your entire smile using advanced imaging equipment. Then we’ll ask you some questions about your treatment goals. This allows us to provide the treatment you really want.
We feature three options for straightening your smile: traditional metal braces, clear Invisalign aligners, or Six Month Smile.
We recommend orthodontic care for patients who suffer from various dental complications. This includes:
- Overbite or underbite
- Crossbite or open bite
- Misplaced midline
For Misaligned Teeth
Whether you choose traditional braces or clear aligners, our Triad team will straighten your smile to perfection. Learn more about the orthodontic services provided at our office in Archdale.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are an effective treatment for patients with several types of orthodontic issues. They use a set of bonded metal brackets, archwires, and elastic bands to gradually shift your teeth to the correct alignment.
Today’s braces are streamlined and much more attractive than they were in the past. They’re frequently adjusted by your dentist over the course of one to two years.
Metal braces allow children, teens, and adults to safely straighten your smile. Dr. Whaley has completed advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute in Neuromuscular Orthodontics. She’s qualified to treat orthodontic issues using braces.
It’s hard to ignore the shiny, metallic appearance of braces. That’s why we offer 6-Month Smiles. This treatment straightens your smile using inconspicuous clear brackets rather than standard metal ones. This new, award-winning treatment option is designed to correct cosmetic imperfections. It can perfect your smile in as little as six months.
Six-Month Smiles use archwires specifically designed for each patient for optimal comfort. Many of our patients who are adult professionals appreciate the fast treatment time with 6-Month Smiles. For more information, please visit Six Month Smiles.
Leading in the market of clear aligners, Invisalign is a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. They’re comfortable, removable, and treatment time ranges from anywhere from six months to two years.
The Invisalign process begins when our certified Invisalign provider Dr. Whaley provides a comprehensive exam of your entire mouth. We’ll generate clear 3D images of your teeth so we can design your treatment plan.
Following our recommendations, your custom-made clear trays will be created and shipped to our office within a few short weeks. Then your journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile can begin.
Facial Growth Development Orthodontics
Many times, there is not enough space available in a patient’s mouth to straighten all the teeth with conventional techniques using braces alone. Traditionally, two teeth per dental arch would be extracted to be able to straighten the teeth. As the field of orthodontics has progressed and thanks to the work of Steve Gallela, dentists practicing orthodontics are able to stimulate more bone development and increase the jaw size to be able to align all the teeth. The technique created by Dr. Gallela involves using a removable or fixed anterior growth guidance appliance (RAGGA or AGGA) followed by the Controlled Arch Braces technique.
This technique can be used in children and even adults. The goal of facial growth orthodontics goes beyond just straight teeth. The technique helps our jaws develop to their potential which improves appearance and contributes to improved TMJ health and airway. Patients have been seeking out this treatment to eliminate their painful TMJ clicking, popping, and/or locking, and also to decrease snoring and sleep apnea events.
Also, this procedure is indicated for patients that have an existing crossbite or underbite and have been told that surgery is the only option to correct their bad bite. This is a non-surgical treatment with less risks and costs.
Dr. Whaley will perform a complete orthodontic evaluation and determine if you are a candidate for this kind of therapy.
Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the alignment of teeth and facial imbalances resulting from the tooth positioning. The results of orthodontic treatment can be amazing, resulting in increased confidence and esthetics as well as improved dental health for people of all ages.
At our practice, we are able to provide comprehensive orthodontic care as well as minor orthodontic modifications. We provide a complimentary orthodontic records appointment to obtain a diagnosis and then we are able to discuss your treatment options. The records needed for diagnosis include a series of photographs, impressions of your teeth for models, a panoramic x-ray, and a cepholometric x-ray.
We are always screening our young patients and will make a recommendation on when to begin treatment. Typically, it is when all permanent teeth erupt, not including the wisdom teeth. However, if the jaws are not aligning properly, treatment may be indicated any where from 4 to 10 years old to help crossbites, underbites, and deep bites which significantly effect our facial development.
Treatment duration is largely dependent on the severity or complexity of the orthodontic problem. We are dedicated to educating everyone involved to achieve the best orthodontic results as quickly as possible.
Get the Smile You Really Want
At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry
Whether you’re seeking orthodontic care for yourself or your child, our Triad dentists can help. To learn more about our treatment options, give us a call at (336) 434-3186. Or fill out our easy form on our contact page.
Our team works closely with well-qualified orthodontists in the Triad area to ensure that you receive exceptional treatment. In cases that require a specialist or orthodontic solutions that our office doesn’t provide, we’ll refer you to a board-certified orthodontist.