Getting the orthodontic care you need does not have to be a difficult process. In fact, with clear braces, it can be effective and comfortable, not to mention that you won’t have to feel self-conscious. Invisalign is the system of clear aligners that no one knows you’re wearing because they can’t see it. Here at the office of Longo Orthodontics, it is our priority to offer you choices when it comes to treatment, so that your needs and preferences are met.
With our clear braces in Omaha, you can go about your normal daily routine without nosy questions or annoying comments made by others about what’s on your teeth. So even as Invisalign is steadily moving your teeth into a more ideal position, you are enjoying the confidence that comes from knowing that you’re the only one who knows about it. There are other benefits to our clear braces in Omaha. For example, there is a much greater degree of comfort. That makes sense, because the aligners are fashioned out of plastic, not metal. You don’t have to worry about soreness and irritation. In addition, your aligners are removable. So you can simply take them out at mealtime, which means that you can have whatever you want. There are no frustrating restrictions on what you can eat as there are with metal braces. Enjoy all of your favorites. Take them out also when you brush and floss. Otherwise, they stay in all day and all night, for two weeks. At that time, you take them out and replace them with the next set in the series. And so on. Each set of aligners is designed to serve a unique purpose in the overall process.
We think that you will be very happy with our clear braces in Omaha. Schedule an appointment with us to come in for a consultation and examination.
Our commitment to you does not end with placing your braces and making the periodic adjustments to them. At Longo Orthodontics, we understand that emergencies do come up, and we’re here to help, both with expert advice and the hands-on repairs to your braces that will keep them functioning optimally and safely.
Your braces have wires and/or ligatures, as well as brackets. Under ideal circumstances, they will stay in place without any difficulties for the entire course of your treatment. However, it’s accurate to say that life happens, and you may find yourself in need of our orthodontic care in Omaha. If one of your wires, ligatures, or brackets comes loose, protrudes, or is knocked off, what you do and don’t do is crucial. Do not try to cut a wire on your own, because it is all too easy to end up swallowing the piece accidentally, and then you have a whole other emergency on your hands. Instead, put a piece of orthodontic wax or the eraser from a pencil top on the sharp edge until you can get to our orthodontic care in Omaha. The same it true with a bracket. You’ll find that having orthodontic wax at home is a valuable tool when you are wearing braces. If your tongue, cheek, or gums have become scraped or otherwise injured, rinse with warm salt water and then follow that up with antiseptic rinse. For that, or any mouth irritation or soreness, make use of over-the-counter pain relief medication until you are able to come to our office for direct help.
Keep our number programmed in your phone, because orthodontic emergencies do arise, and we want you to have the best, safest, and most comfortable experience possible with your braces. Contact our orthodontic care in Omaha office for a prompt appointment.
Interceptive orthodontics is a method of early intervention that through active guidance with jaw development and the eruption of new teeth, results in less need for complex treatments later on. Here at Williamsburg, we recommend that you bring your child in for an evaluation by age 7, or even earlier if you notice any of the signs that we list below.
It used to be normal to first consider orthodontic care about adolescence, but waiting until then allows what would otherwise be simple treatments to become difficult ones. There is definite benefit to having your child get treatment by our orthodontist in Williamsburg proactively. It’s not uncommon for teeth crowding, wide gaps between teeth, protruding teeth, and poor jaw growth to be evident long before the teen years. Some of the most typical indications that your child may need the help of our orthodontist in 68154 are teeth that are noticeably growing in crooked, breathing through the mouth, misplaced teeth, finger or thumb sucking, chewing problems, and sounds made when your child opens or closes his or her jaws. Interceptive orthodontics often means braces, but not always. It can include space maintainers to prevent teeth from shifting into the position where they are blocking the growth of new teeth, for example, as well as other appliances and treatments as needed. The sooner your child gets started, the more likely that she or he will have a positive outcome. In addition to time, interceptive orthodontics can save you money later on. In the best case, your child may not need later treatment at all, though in most instances, some additional work will be required.
While it’s on your mind, please contact our office to set up a visit for you and your child with our orthodontist in Williamsburg for an evaluation.