Our practice offers the most modern and effective methods of contemporary orthodontics available. We offer comprehensive orthodontics in our practice for both adults and children using both traditional braces as well as revolutionary Invisalign.
Traditional braces in our office come in many forms.
- We offer a new self-ligating bracket system that enables us to move the teeth much faster than traditional brackets.
- We also offer clear ceramic brackets for those patients wanting to achieve results without the look of metallic brackets.
Invisalign is a system that was developed to straighten teeth using a series of invisible clear trays to move the teeth. Many adults prefer this option to braces to straighten teeth.
For those who have been told that they are not candidates for Invisalign technology we can provide the opportunity to go into braces initially to straighten teeth then follow up with Invisalign.
Many people find that orthodontics can straighten teeth to provide a more conservative alternative to porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry. By going into braces before cosmetic treatment we can place the teeth in the most ideal position. This often drastically improves the appearance of one’s smile because we can correct the bite and form the dental arch into a wide arch and thus achieve beautiful results. Following adult orthodontic treatment we can then place veneers…saving valuable tooth structure and achieving unparalleled beauty.
Adult Orthodontics and TMJ Treatment
Orthodontics is often a critical component in the treatment of TMJ. Many patients who receive treatment for TMJ after their symptoms have stabilized often find they are ready to move out of their dependence on a splint. We offer orthodontics in those cases where correction of the bite is critical to relieving TMJ-related symptoms. Our patients who have received this treatment are very satisfied with their results.
Early treatment of malocclusion in children is key to their proper oral facial development. Often we can correct a severe overbite at an early age preventing years of imbalance in facial growth. In addition, many children find relief from allergies and airway problems such as mouth breathing when we develop the jaws properly as children are growing.
Dr. Patrice Winterholler has redesigned smiles for hundreds of happy children and teens. This treatment improves their self-confidence and health.
We will be happy to give you a free consultation if you contact Winterholler Dentistry. We serve dental patients in Phoenix, Payson, Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ.