Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for Me?

At Rhoads Orthodontics, we understand that choosing the right orthodontic treatment can be overwhelming. With so many options available, it can be challenging to decide which treatment is best for you. Fortunately, our team of orthodontic specialists, led by Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, has the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the process and help you achieve your desired smile.

From traditional braces to Invisalign and clear aligners, there are several treatment options available to correct dental issues such as crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites. We offer a variety of treatments tailored to your individual needs, and we’ll work with you to determine which option is best suited to your specific situation.

At Rhoads Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care in a welcoming, friendly environment. Whether you’re an adult or a child, our team is committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Schedule your consultation today and discover which orthodontic treatment is right for you!

What are the different types of orthodontic treatments available?

Orthodontic treatment is an effective way to improve both oral health and physical appearance. With several types of orthodontic treatment available, patients can choose the treatment that best suits their needs.

The most common types of orthodontic treatment include traditional braces, Invisalign, lingual braces, self-ligating braces, and ceramic braces.


Traditional braces – Reliable, Versatile, Effective

Traditional braces are ideal for patients with complex orthodontic issues, such as severely crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. They consist of metal brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth.

Over time, the wires are tightened, moving the teeth into the correct position. This type of treatment is especially beneficial for children and teenagers, as early intervention can help prevent future orthodontic problems.


Invisalign – Innovative, Low-Profile, Effective

Invisalign is a more discreet alternative to traditional braces. It uses clear plastic aligners that are custom-made for each patient, which are changed every two weeks.

This type of treatment is best suited for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as slightly crooked teeth or gaps between teeth. Invisalign is popular among teenagers and adults who desire a more subtle orthodontic treatment.


Clear braces – Discreet, Elegant, Effective 

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, but the brackets are made from clear or tooth-colored material, making them less visible. This type of treatment is best suited for patients who desire a less noticeable orthodontic treatment option.


What are some more specialized orthodontic treatments?

In addition to orthodontic treatment, patients may benefit from surgical orthodontics. Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment that involves surgery to correct severe jaw abnormalities.

This type of treatment is often used in combination with braces to improve the function and appearance of the teeth, jaw, and face. Surgical orthodontics is typically recommended for patients with severe malocclusions or bite problems that cannot be corrected with traditional orthodontic treatments alone.

Malocclusions can cause a range of problems, including difficulty chewing, speaking, and breathing, as well as jaw pain, headaches, and uneven wear on the teeth.

Before surgery, patients will undergo a comprehensive evaluation, which may include dental X-rays, photographs, and computerized imaging. This evaluation allows Dr. Rhoads to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.

During surgery, Dr. Rhoads will work closely with an oral surgeon to reposition the jawbones into a more favorable alignment. The surgeon will make incisions in the gums and use specialized instruments to reposition the jaw. In some cases, bone grafts or other materials may be used to fill in gaps and promote healing.

After surgery, patients will typically require a period of recovery and rehabilitation, which may include a liquid or soft food diet, pain medication, and physical therapy. Patients will also need to wear braces for a period of time to help align the teeth and jaws properly.

Surgical orthodontics can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life, improving their ability to eat, speak, and breathe comfortably, as well as boosting their self-confidence and overall well-being. However, it is important to note that this type of treatment is typically reserved for severe cases and may not be appropriate for all patients.

Give us a call to get started!

Thank you for investing your time to explore the various orthodontic treatment options available to you! With your newfound knowledge, we are excited to start designing a customized treatment plan that meets your individual needs, schedule, and desired outcomes.

At Rhoads Orthodontics, our team values each patient’s smile as a unique and precious thing, and we work closely with you to create a tailored plan that achieves your goals. Our staff is highly trained and welcoming, and we are confident you’ll love your time with us!

So if you’re in or around Cranberry Township, let’s take the next step toward a stunning, healthy smile together! Call us today to schedule your appointment.