Do you have teeth that are crooked, crowded, or gapped? Do you wish that your smile were straighter? If so, orthodontics in Longview, Washington, may be right for you. Dr. Andros, our skilled orthodontist, will help you determine which treatment is right for you so we can help you achieve a smile that is straighter, healthier, and more beautiful. We also offer each new patient an OralB Pro Health Ortho toothbrush at the time of banding! We invite you to contact our team at Smiles Dental today to learn more and to set up your consultation.

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw, especially in how they align and fit together. There are several orthodontic treatment options available, and our team will make certain that you receive the one that is right for your personal needs. Through orthodontics, we can correct teeth that are:

  • Misaligned
  • Crowded
  • Gapped and spaced

We can also correct problems with the alignment of the bite, including overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Orthodontic treatment is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making now a great time to straighten your smile.

While many patients think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their smile, orthodontic treatment can also be very beneficial to your oral health and function. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and orthodontics can also make it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak properly. To learn more about orthodontics and the treatment methods we provide at our office, we invite you to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile!

Invisalign

For our patients who are interested in a discreet, nearly invisible orthodontic treatment, we are pleased to offer Invisalign in Longview, Washington. Dr. Andros, our orthodontist, offers Invisalign clear aligners as a great choice for achieving the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams without wearing metal braces. For more information about the advantages of Invisalign, we invite you to contact us today at Smiles Dental.

Invisalign® is a great choice for our patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.

In general, Invisalign can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped and spaced teeth
  • Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite

During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are also very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about Invisalign.