Orthodontics for all ages | Montana | Great Falls Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
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Great Falls Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers comprehensive, round-the-clock dental care for children, including 24/7 emergency services. Our dedicated team provides immediate attention and care for sudden toothaches, dental injuries, and other urgent issues. Contact us at (406) 205-3586 for reliable and compassionate care day or night.
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Orthodontist in Great Falls, MT

We can help make your smile perfect

We look forward to your first visit, where our friendly team will introduce you to the orthodontic process. We'll discuss your personalized treatment options, estimated duration, and costs during this complimentary consultation. We can take necessary records on the same day, ensuring a seamless and welcoming start to your orthodontic journey.

Perfect Your Smile, Boost Confidence

Your smile is the gateway to who you are; it embodies your personality and how you present yourself to the world. At Pediatric Dentistry in Great Falls, MT, we understand that a perfect smile can dramatically boost your confidence and influence your life’s quality. Our dedicated team, led by Dr. Dawson, utilizes the latest advancements in orthodontic technology to offer both faster braces and discreet clear aligners, ensuring that regardless of your age, we can help perfect your smile with precision and care. During your first visit, which includes a complimentary consultation, we will discuss your personalized treatment options, focusing on achieving clinically accurate results quickly and effectively. We aim to provide a welcoming and transformative experience from the start, helping you to not only improve your dental health but also to enhance your self-assurance.

We invite you to join us on a journey that begins with a smile and leads to a lifetime of confidence. Contact us today to take the first step toward a healthier, more confident you.

Orthodontic Treatments Available

Dr. Dawson brings unparalleled expertise to braces treatment, particularly with Damon Braces. With years of experience and extensive knowledge as an educator of Damon Mechanics, Dr. Dawson stands out among orthodontists. Patients benefit from gentler force, faster treatment plans, and incredible results with Damon Smile treatment. Our office in Great Falls utilizes advanced technology to ensure comfortable and efficient care, offering both metal and clear bracket options for braces. Get rid of headgear and unnecessary tooth extractions—experience a broad, natural smile with fewer office visits and superior outcomes under the expert care of Dr. Dawson and our dedicated team. Schedule your appointment today for a confident, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
Clear aligners are a popular choice for teens and adults seeking a discreet way to straighten their teeth. With clear aligners, you can achieve a beautiful smile without the look of traditional metal braces. Dr. Dawson expertise ensures gentle and effective treatment. With clear aligners providing a comfortable and convenient option for busy lifestyles. Our experienced team will guide you through the process, from your initial appointment to the final results, ensuring you receive personalized care every step of the way. Schedule your appointment today to start your journey toward a straighter and healthier smile.
At our Great Falls office, Dr. Dawson provides interceptive treatment as part of our orthodontic care for children. Interceptive treatment helps address orthodontic issues early on, before they become more serious. By starting treatment during childhood, we can guide the growth of the teeth and jaw to create a healthier smile in the future. Dr. Dawson expertise ensures gentle and effective care, tailored to meet the specific needs of each child. With interceptive treatment, we focus on preventing problems and promoting proper dental development. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about interceptive treatment and how it can benefit your child's smile and overall health.

Orthodontics for Kids

Key Sealant Benefits

  • Cavity Prevention: Sealants are a robust defense against cavity formation by preventing food particles and bacteria from adhering to the tooth's surface.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Sealants promote better oral health and hygiene by reducing the risk of cavities.
  • Long-Lasting Protection: Sealants offer durable protection that can last several years, ensuring sustained safeguarding of your teeth.
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Benefits for Young Smiles

Family orthodontics emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing orthodontic issues. Our experienced dentists can assess dental health and recommend orthodontic treatment for your family when necessary, guiding your development. We can refer you to our trusted orthodontic specialist when specialized care is required. Pediatric orthodontics goes beyond aligning teeth; it promotes proper chewing, prevents gum disease, tooth decay, and safeguards against bone damage, ensuring your child’s oral health and confidence. Our orthodontic care is available for any age to ensure you are happy with your smile.

Orthodontics for Adults and Teens

At Pediatric Dentistry in Great Falls, MT, Dr. Dawson and our experienced team understand the importance of orthodontic care for patients of all ages in Great Falls. Orthodontics isn’t just for children; it plays a crucial role in the dental health and confidence of teens and adults alike. With advancements in technology, orthodontic treatment, including metal braces, has become more comfortable and efficient, making it easier for patients to achieve a beautiful smile. By scheduling an appointment with us, you’re taking the first step toward improving your oral health and enhancing your smile for life.

Our practice is dedicated to providing personalized care and treatment tailored to your individual needs. Dr. Dawson and our caring team prioritize the health and well-being of each patient, ensuring a positive and comfortable experience at every visit to our office in Great Falls. Whether you’re a teenager seeking orthodontic treatment or an adult looking to enhance your smile, our experienced team is here to guide you through your orthodontic journey with care and expertise. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at (406) 449-0189 to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a healthier smile and improved confidence.

For a Quick, Beautiful Smile!

Our approach to orthodontic care distinguishes us by offering quicker and more discreet solutions tailored to your needs. Unlike many competitors, we specialize in providing faster braces, enabling our patients to achieve their ideal smiles more swiftly. For those seeking a less conspicuous alternative, our clear aligners offer an effective solution without the traditional metal braces, maintaining the aesthetics of your natural smile. Our commitment to clinically accurate treatments ensures precise and optimal results, setting a standard of excellence that prioritizes your dental health and confidence throughout the orthodontic process.

FOR A QUICK, BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

Achieve a Brighter Smile with Expert Care

At Great Falls Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional orthodontic services tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Dr. Dawson and our dedicated team utilize cutting-edge techniques and equipment to provide precise, efficient treatments that enhance your dental health and aesthetic appeal. We emphasize a patient-centered approach, ensuring that from your initial consultation to the final adjustment, your comfort and satisfaction are paramount. Our practice is not just about straightening teeth—it’s about crafting beautiful smiles that build confidence and improve overall well-being. Join us on a journey to a brighter, healthier smile that will transform your outlook and quality of life.

Orthodontics FAQ

Is it time for your child's orthodontic checkup? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends scheduling an evaluation no later than 7. By this age, most adult permanent molars and some front teeth have started to emerge. It's also when we can spot early signs of jaw development issues. While orthodontics is often associated with pre-teens and teenagers, there are compelling reasons to consider an orthodontic evaluation for your child much earlier.
Orthodontists are highly specialized dental professionals with an additional two to three years of training beyond dental school. This extensive education equips them to diagnose and treat dental and skeletal irregularities accurately. Our orthodontists possess the expertise to create stunning smiles and ensure optimal bite correction and function. The title of "orthodontist" is reserved for those who've completed this rigorous specialty education, ensuring you receive the highest level of care.

Many orthodontic problems have a hereditary component passed down from family members. These issues can encompass crowding, spacing, missing or extra teeth, underbites, protrusion, periodontal disease, and jaw growth concerns. However, certain malocclusions may arise from habits like thumb-sucking, accidents, early or late loss of baby teeth, chronic mouth breathing, or even premature birth. Recognizing the cause is crucial to effective treatment.

Orthodontic treatment is no longer reserved solely for adolescents. One in every four orthodontic patients today is over 18. Advancements in orthodontic technologies have led to smaller, less noticeable, and more comfortable appliances, making treatment more appealing to adults. Straightening your teeth and achieving a healthier bite is beneficial at any age.

Orthodontic treatment holds several crucial benefits. Misaligned teeth and jaws can lead to abnormal tooth wear, speech and chewing difficulties, and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissues. Left untreated, these issues may necessitate more extensive dental procedures later in life. Furthermore, orthodontics can enhance facial aesthetics and optimize lip and tooth support. It's about more than just straightening teeth; it lays the foundation for healthy teeth, jaws, and lips.

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies, dependent on the severity of dental issues, patient compliance, and treatment objectives. Typically, orthodontic treatment spans 1 to 3 years. The specific timeline for your treatment will be determined during a free consultation with our orthodontists.

Maintaining a proper diet during orthodontic treatment is essential for overall dental health. This includes avoiding sticky, hard, or chewy foods like candy and nuts and detrimental beverages such as soda and juices. Rest assured, you can still enjoy delicious meals and snacks while wearing braces.

Maintaining clean teeth and gums during orthodontic treatment is essential to prevent staining. Bacteria, in the form of dental plaque, tends to adhere to teeth, especially near the gum line and between teeth. With the addition of brackets, there are more surfaces for bacteria to cling to. Regular and thorough teeth brushing is paramount, especially in the morning, at night, and after meals. We recommend using helpful aids like a water flosser and plaque-detecting toothpaste such as PlaqueHD to ensure your braces stay in top condition.

Consider experience, technology, and patient experience when choosing an orthodontist in Great Falls. Dr. Dawson and our team at Pediatric Dentistry offer years of expertise, advanced technology, and a patient-focused approach for personalized care.
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies based on individual needs and case complexity. On average, metal braces may require 18 months to 3 years for optimal results. Dr. Dawson will assess your situation during the initial consultation in Great Falls to provide a more precise treatment timeline, ensuring efficient and effective care.

Experience the Damon System: Unlike conventional braces, the Damon System uses gentle forces designed to protect the health of your teeth and gums while in treatment. The Damon System achieves a smile that is more than straight teeth—it provides a beautiful, natural smile.

Studies have shown that a fuller smile with a wider arch is more attractive.¹ Having the teeth upright and aligned into a smile "arc" can also add to a smile's appeal.

Damon Smile treatment has:

  •   Gentler force
  •   Broad, wide, natural smiles
  •   Faster treatment plans
  •   Incredible results
  •   Metal or clear bracket options
  •   No headgear or unnecessary tooth extractions

Discover Clear Aligners: Spark Aligners is an innovative technology designed to straighten teeth and improve your smile without braces. Using advanced 3D computer imaging to create a digital model of your teeth, we plan your entire treatment before it even starts. Then, using a series of clear aligners custom-made just for you, we'll position your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners lasts 7-14 days until your treatment is completed and your desired smile is achieved.

With Clear Aligners, you:

  •       Hide your treatment instead of your smile
  •       Brush and floss teeth regularly
  •       No changes in the diet compared to conventional braces.
  •       Wear aligners approximately 20 to 22 hours/day
  •       Are more comfortable than conventional braces

Spark Aligners are a popular choice for anyone interested in improving their smile without drawing attention to the fact that they're in treatment.

Early Intervention Matters: We normally recommend treatment only after all the adult teeth have erupted, around the age of 12. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child be evaluated between 6 and 8 years old. At that early age, it's possible to determine if issues related to the child's growth or tooth positions should be addressed sooner rather than later. Early, interceptive treatment like braces for kids can be recommended to correct crossbites, underbites, extreme crowding, impacted permanent teeth, under or overdeveloped jaws that affect the profile and bite, and constricted airways.

With early orthodontic treatment, we can take a less invasive, preventative approach. Addressing development concerns while the bones are growing allows us to avoid more invasive approaches (such as jaw surgery) in the future.

We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our office! Our team is committed to making your treatment as easy and enjoyable as possible in a friendly and welcoming environment. During your first visit, you'll get acquainted with the process and procedures; we'll discuss your customized treatment options in detail, estimated treatment length, and the associated costs. The initial consultation is free. If treatment is indicated, we offer same-day convenience and can take the necessary records that day.

About Dr. Dawson

Dr. Brad studied dentistry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and really enjoys working with kids and fixing smiles. After more schooling at Indiana University, he’s now moving to Montana to help people with their teeth in Helena and Great Falls. After earning post-doctorate degrees from Indiana University, he’s recognized for his achievements, including the Ralph E. McDonald Scholar Award. Excited to join dental teams in Helena and Great Falls after 12 years in Salt Lake City, Dr. Brad looks forward to serving the people of Montana.
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Discover The Great Falls Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Difference

Comprehensive Services

We offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic and pediatric dental services tailored to meet your child's unique needs. From routine checkups to specialized orthodontic care, we have you covered.

Gentle Checkups & Cleanings

Our friendly and experienced team goes the extra mile to ensure your child feels comfortable and relaxed during routine checkups and cleanings. We believe in making each visit a positive and educational experience.

Preventive Care

We take proactive measures to protect your child's precious smile. Our preventive care includes fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which effectively guard against tooth decay and ensure long-lasting dental health.

Diagnostic Precision

To provide the best possible care, we utilize advanced dental X-rays for precise and accurate diagnoses. This enables us to develop tailored treatment plans that address your child's needs.

Metal-Free Fillings

Our metal-free fillings effectively treat cavities and blend seamlessly with your child's natural teeth. This approach ensures a beautiful, natural appearance while maintaining optimal dental health.

Expert Care

Our experienced dental team excels in complex cases, offering extractions when needed. We prioritize patient comfort with options like nitrous oxide or anesthesia for anxious children. Your oral health is our top priority.

Comprehensive Services

We offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic and pediatric dental services tailored to meet your child's unique needs. From routine checkups to specialized orthodontic care, we have you covered.

Gentle Checkups & Cleanings

Our friendly and experienced team goes the extra mile to ensure your child feels comfortable and relaxed during routine checkups and cleanings. We believe in making each visit a positive and educational experience.

Preventive Care

We take proactive measures to protect your child's precious smile. Our preventive care includes fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which effectively guard against tooth decay and ensure long-lasting dental health.

Diagnostic Precision

To provide the best possible care, we utilize advanced dental X-rays for precise and accurate diagnoses. This enables us to develop tailored treatment plans that address your child's needs.

Metal-Free Fillings

Our metal-free fillings effectively treat cavities and blend seamlessly with your child's natural teeth. This approach ensures a beautiful, natural appearance while maintaining optimal dental health.

Expert Care

Our experienced dental team excels in complex cases, offering extractions when needed. We prioritize patient comfort with options like nitrous oxide or anesthesia for anxious children. Your oral health is our top priority.

In Our Clients Words.

They have a great atmosphere for kids! They try to make things fun and easy to understand for the kids.

Debbie B.

Debbie B.

Very wonderful staff and did awesome job with my 7 & 3 year Old's. I would highly recommend this place.

Dianna

Dianna

The staff was very kind and courteous and they really enjoyed being with the doctor. The staff was honest with us and made the children very comfortable and not scared. It's a kid friendly office from the lobby all the way to the cleaning room.

Amy Truro

Amy Truro

We highly recommend Dr. Rencher and Great Falls Pediatric Dentistry! Fabulous staff, fabulous facilities, and fabulous care! Our children look forward to going to the dentist!!!!!!

Elle S.

Elle S.