Orthodontics

orthodonticsAre you looking for orthodontics in O’Fallon, MO? Dr. Eric Hurtte is a trained orthodontist who will consult closely with you to prescribe the correct orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontics is the first specialized kind of dentistry focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth. In orthodontics, corrective appliances, such as braces, are applied to control and correct these problems. By treating dental displacements, orthodontics can also treat facial irregularities.

Dental braces are the traditional orthodontic devices used to straighten and align a person’s teeth and bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws. A newer treatment for orthodontics in O’Fallon, MO is Invisalign, which uses a series of custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system is not visible, and is designed to transform your smile without interfering with your day to day life.

In order to prescribe the right orthodontic treatment for you, Dr. Hurtte will address the following basic questions and encourage you to ask questions as well.

  1.  Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  2.  Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
  3.  What type of orthodontics in O’Fallon, MO will be the most effective treatment for the problem?
  4.  Do any teeth need to be removed?
  5.  How long will treatment take?
  6.  How much will it cost?
  7.  What are my payment options?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, specific areas will be addressed after careful analysis of the diagnostic records.

We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options for your orthodontics in O’Fallon, MO, along with time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take.

To start the journey towards your dream smile, book a consultation with Dr. Hurtte at Boardwalk Family Dentistry.

7766 Winghaven Blvd.
O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 561-4117
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