At O·M·I Orthodontics, we specialize in all orthodontic practices for youth and adults. No matter your age, you can expect the highest quality service possible that leads to quick results. Whether you are visiting our Fort Wayne, Auburn, or Fishers orthodontic office in Indiana, we want you to be aware of the different treatments available to you to help you gain a smile that gives you confidence. Below, we have listed some of our most popular orthodontic treatments and a summary of each of them. If you have any questions about any of the treatments and what they can mean for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you, so it is natural to want a beautiful, straight smile. We offer several different forms of braces; there is something for everyone! When you come in for a consultation, either Dr. Joel Johnson or Dr. Marcus Dager will help you decide which option will work best for you.
- Traditional: Traditional braces are the process of straightening your teeth with metal brackets and wires. The metal brackets are cemented onto each tooth, and the attached archwire works to pull each tooth into the desired position. These are typically the least expensive option and the most common way to straighten teeth for young kids and teenagers.
- Ceramic: Ceramic braces work the same as traditional braces, with brackets and wires to pull and push teeth into a straight position, but with ceramic brackets. Ceramic brackets are transparent so that they will be less noticeable to your peers. Ceramic braces can be more expensive.
- Clear Aligners: Clear aligners are made to correct mild alignment issues. They are removable aligners that allow you to practice good oral hygiene during your treatment. There are no brackets or wires involved, making it nearly impossible for your peers to know that you have braces.
Here at O·M·I Orthodontics, we offer a Smile For Life retainer program. After getting your braces off, it is still possible for your teeth to misalign if they are not properly retained. We offer retainers which only need to be worn at night. These retainers keep your teeth straight and help prevent future alignment issues that could potentially lead to getting braces for a second time.
Sleep Apnea Treatments:
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that occurs by closing off your airway and disrupting your sleep. If your throat muscles relax while you are sleeping, they will close off your airway. Your brain will alert you that you are not getting enough oxygen and wake up. Disrupted sleep can create several different issues in your day-to-day life. If you believe you have sleep apnea, come into our office to get a professional diagnosis and receive treatment. We offer different methods for treating your sleep apnea.
TMD comes from issues with your temporomandibular joints; this is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If you experience excessive popping or pain in your jaw, you may have TMD. This pain can make it difficult to eat and speak correctly. If you have pain in your jaw, come into our office to talk about the different treatment options available to you.
No matter which of our orthodontic offices you visit (Fort Wayne, Auburn, Fishers), we have all the available treatments necessary to help you reach your smile’s potential. We invite you to explore our website further and learn about the treatments individually. If you have any questions, give us a call today! O·M·I Orthodontics is happy to assist you in any way that we can.