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Orthodontic Care For Your Family

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

What To Expect

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.