Straight, Brilliant Smiles through Orthodontics
“Orthodontics.” It’s a term that causes anxiety for some people. At Jeffrey T Bonk DDS, we work with our patients to ensure their orthodontic experience is as pleasant and effective as possible.
Orthodontics is used to current issues with tooth alignment and spacing in patients of all ages – from young teens to adults. It’s also used to straighten teeth and correct imbalances in an individual’s bite.
The Importance of Orthodontic Evaluation and Intervention
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. Though treatment may not be needed at that young age, early analysis and possible intervention allows the Jeffrey T Bonk DDS team to monitor your child’s teeth as they grow – ensuring timely detection of any orthodontic issues.
There are a variety of immediate and long-term advantage to a proactive approach to orthodontics, including:
- Correcting teeth crowding
- Providing sufficient space for “newly erupting” teeth
- Reducing the need for tooth removal
- Creating facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth
- Correcting protruding front teeth
- Reducing duration of treatment for adolescent or adult orthodontics
If you have a child age seven or older who needs an orthodontic evaluation, please call us to schedule a consultation.
We are proud to provide offer Invisalign® orthodontic treatments to resolve tooth alignment issues quickly and conveniently.
If you have crowded, gapped or misaligned teeth and think the only resolution is traditional unattractive metal brackets and bulky silver wires, think again! Invisalign® is a non-invasive, aesthetically appealing straightening option. The system is a clear, removable aligner that is worn over the teeth for at least 22 hours each day for a period of time that will be defined by in consultation with the Jeffrey T Bonk DDS team. The aligner can be removed to allow users to eat, brush and floss normally.
Invisalign® offers health benefits beyond simply straightening teeth. Teeth that are crowded, gapped, or misaligned can be more difficult to keep properly cleaned and flossed. Over time, this can lead to a higher rate of tooth decay. Crowded and misaligned teeth are also more prone to issues like cracking and wearing over time due to improper occlusion (bite). Straightening your teeth with this system can protect against these issues. Additionally, misaligned teeth are more likely to develop periodontal (gum) issues. It can help keep gums firm around the teeth, protecting against bacterial infections that can lead to periodontal disease.
The Invisalign® Process
The Invisalign® system is easy and convenient to use. It all begins with a consultation between you and Dr. Bonk. We’ll review your oral health needs and determine if you are a good candidate for using Invisalign® .
Next, a 3D model is created of your teeth. This model is used to design the steps of your individualized treatment plan based on your unique straightening needs. With this model, you’ll be able to see what your teeth will look like aftertreatment even before the treatment has begun. The aligners are custom fabricated for your teeth. About every two to four weeks, you will change to a new aligner, slightly straighter than the one before.
By choosing Invisalign® to straighten your teeth, you can avoid many of the issues commonly associated with traditional braces. Patients using this system are much less prone to experiencing pain, discomfort, or mouth sores than patients with traditional metal braces. It also allows you to remove your aligners to allow proper brushing and flossing, leading to a reduced rate of plaque buildup and tooth decay.
Ready to have the straight, aligned smile of you dreams? Schedule an Invisalign® consultation with us today.
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What Our Patients are Saying
“That moment you walk in the staff greets you with a friendly smile and a hello. You immediately feel comfortable and welcome. It is insufficient to say the hygienist and dentists are competent because they are above and beyond that. Their work is professional, proficient and calming. By the time you leave you feel renewed and actually refreshed. My highest commendation to this practice!”
” I felt very well taken care of and that I’m receiving some of the absolute best care available. And after my first experience with Dr. Bonk, I feel less anxious about continuing with regular dental care – which I’ve never felt before. If you are in search of a new dentist, this is absolutely where you want to go.”
“Dr. Bonk is, hands down, the best dentist we’ve ever had. He is extremely skilled in handling everything from routine dental work to complex and difficult issues. He is great with patients, is a pleasure to work with and we have every confidence in his work. Dr. Bonk also has a top notch team around him who go out of their way to make patients feel comfortable and who always deliver great results. “