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Omaha Orthodontist

Omaha Orthodontist

People of all ages have decided that living with crooked teeth and an uneven bite is no longer an option and are turning to orthodontics as a way of correcting any malocclusions. Our Omaha orthodontist has been helping people straighten their teeth and even out their bites.

The most often used treatment option by our Omaha orthodontist is traditional braces. Braces consist of bonding stainless steel brackets on the patient’s teeth and threading arch wires through the brackets. The tension on of the wires on the brackets gently pushes the teeth in the direction needed. Our doctor will adjust the tension on each tooth during follow-up visits to help direct the teeth’s movements. Often other appliances such as headgear and mouth extenders will also be used to help the process, especially with younger patients. We also use clear ceramic braces for those patients who want to avoid the metal-look. The orthodontic process using braces can take between one and three years depending on the severity of the case. We offer AcceleDent Aura, which is an appliance worn about 20 minutes per day that enhances the effectiveness of braces and cuts the treatment time in half.

Our practice also offers Invisalign aligners. The aligners are custom fitting clear trays, which fit snugly over the teeth and push them gently into the proper place. The Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible so no one knows the patient is using them. Unlike braces the patient can remove the aligners during meals and for brushing their teeth, although they need to be worn at all other times. Our Omaha orthodontist office also offers interceptive orthodontics for young children. Instead of waiting until age 12 or so to begin orthodontics our office will examine a child’s mouth and teeth at age seven to determine if orthodontic treatment will be necessary. During this early first stage of an eventual two-stage process our doctor will do some necessary treatment techniques such as arch expansion, which allows more room for the permanent teeth or use some appliances that allow for greater jaw growth. This is done to make Phase 2, which is a more traditional orthodontic treatment easier with less need for tooth extraction and less use of dental appliances by the then teenage patient. Whatever your age make an appointment with our office for an evaluation to find out how we can help your bite.

The Center for Pediatric Sleep Apnea Orthodontics
121 West Mission Avenue,
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 291-0528

Omaha Invisalign

Omaha Invisalign

Of the many advancements in dentistry that have led to more effective treatments, there are few that match the excitement that Invisalign braces provoke. With a clear edge cosmetically, removability, and unparalleled comfort, getting your teeth straightened is a snap. At the office of Longo Orthodontics, we’re pleased to make our Omaha Invisalign available.

Not very long ago, metal braces were the only method you could use for orthodontic treatment. They were heavy, uncomfortable, and visually unappealing. And while the modern version of them feature improvements, there are still drawbacks to consider. Mouth soreness and irritation is possible, especially when you first start wearing them. You are restricted from having foods that are crunchy, chewy, or sticky. And at the top of the list, you may feel self-conscious about smiling or speaking when you wear them. Our Omaha Invisalign eliminates those negative aspects, while still giving you outstanding efficiency in the movement of your teeth into a more ideal position. Instead of wearing one set of braces for the entirety of your treatment, you will wear a different set of Invisalign braces every two weeks. Because of that, you won’t have to come in for all those adjustments that metal braces make necessary. Just one trip to our office is all you will need.

Why not contact us to set up a time to come in for an examination and consultation? If Invisalign is the right option for you, you can get started right away.

The Center for Pediatric Sleep Apnea Orthodontics
121 West Mission Avenue,
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 291-0528