Achieve a Straight Smile with Our Customized Treatment Options
Orthodontics is perhaps the oldest and most conservative way to make over a smile. It is often overlooked by doctors who only like to place veneers and is always considered in our office as an option for smile correction. Dr. Griffin has extensive training in many types of orthodontics including Invisalign®, tooth colored braces, and traditional brackets. Our goal is to correct bite problems while straightening the teeth without tooth extraction or headgear.
At Eureka Smiles, orthodontics is a large part of our practice that serves patients from all of St. Louis. We use a variety of methods for correcting spaces, crowding, rotated or missing teeth and do treatment on adults as well as children. We feel we offer the variety of techniques needed to provide a thorough plan to meet your needs, expectations, and speed of treatment desired.
Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Braces aren’t just for kids any more! At Eureka Smiles in St. Louis County, a large part of our practice rests on providing orthodontic solutions to straighten the teeth of adults as well as children. Thanks to Dr. Griffin’s advanced training and constant pursuit of the latest in dental technology, we are able to make available a variety of tooth-straightening methods, from traditional metal braces, to tooth-colored braces, to the colorless tooth alignment system Invisalign®. Our extensively trained dentists and their team can customize a treatment plan to suit the specific needs and goals of each patient.
Our orthodontics goal for our younger patients is to straighten their teeth and create a beautiful smile, as well as to ensure proper occlusion and bite alignment for years of stability. Though we primarily use traditional braces for our juvenile patients, we almost never extract teeth or use headgear. To ensure our patients’ comfort, we use only light force wires and seldom use separators or spacers. It is our goal to make orthodontic treatment as painless and, indeed, pleasant, as possible for youngsters. To this end, we feature all the latest colors for your child’s braces and rubber bands, so they can be sure to straighten in style. We strive to complete all orthodontic treatment for our younger patients after one to two years of braces.
Our adult patients who would like to straighten their smiles usually desire orthodontics that is as discreet as possible. For our “grown up” orthodontic patients, we are proud to offer traditional braces that are specifically designed to closely match the color of their teeth. With tooth-colored brackets, only a thin wire is visible, and only from close proximity. Tooth-colored braces allow our dentists and their orthodontics team to fine-tune the positioning of the teeth, and are the best method for our adult patients with significantly crooked or crowded teeth.
Invisalign® can help to discreetly and conveniently straighten your teeth and improve your smile. You may be struggling with crooked teeth, gaps, and/or bite problems, but you fear the discomfort or embarrassment of traditional metal braces or wires interfering with your appearance. With Invisalign®, the teeth aligners are clear, so they can go virtually unnoticed. The treatment gradually works to move your teeth into a more desirable position. The clear aligners can also be removed during eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can renew the appearance of your teeth and restore confidence in your smile with Invisalign®.
Contact Our Office
If you would like to learn more about the exciting advances in orthodontics available at Eureka Smiles, contact our St. Louis County dental office today. We can help patients who are interested in metal braces or Invisalign. From fun and wacky colors on braces for children, to discreet yet effective methods for adults, we have the orthodontic solution that is perfect for you.