Orthodontic Fact #2
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Orthodontic Fact #2 A brace is one type of dental appliance that an orthodontist can use depending on the patient’s needs. Other appliances may be suggested to treat a specific jaw or mouth deformity.
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way from the more commonly known head gear or a mouth full of bulky metal braces. Modern orthodonture offers a wide variety of ways that dental irregularities can be addressed. Rather than focusing solely on straightening and aligning teeth, specialists are now able to focus on the alignment of the teeth within each jaw as well as the alignment of the jaw itself that may be causing issues. Today, options are available for small, less bulky mouth equipment, equipment that is invisible to the eye and equipment located farther into the mouth for less visibility.
The Process of Orthodonture
When you first arrive, your orthodonture team will begin by taking diagnostic pictures and then your orthodontist will consult with you about the plan of action. You are the most important part of the team at all times. Orthodonture is not a single event but an ongoing process where your orthodontist will continue to take measurements and adjustments. Your team of specialists could decide to use a variety of different types of alignment equipment including traditional braces, Invisalign, or many other partial adjustment tools. Invisalign offers dental alignment and correction with clear equipment, allowing you to correct your dental irregularities more privately. And, there may be times that your doctor wants to use a small, partial piece of equipment for a period of time to correct a small area.
Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today
Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:
• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics
At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:
Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700
Dr Nease graduated as Valedictorian from Cocke County (TN) High School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) in 1992. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree as Valedictorian of his graduating class in 1996. He remained at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for his orthodontic training, and received his Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree in June of 1999. He immediately joined the practice of Dr. Phil Higginbotham in Spartanburg, beginning a wonderful professional relationship and friendship that endures today.