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We offer a full range of aesthetic options
including clear aligners and ceramic braces.

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Cranio-Progressive Orthodontics

Cranio-Progressive Orthodontics

Cranio progressive” treatment utilizes a combination of modern techniques and traditional braces to improve the balance between the upper and lower jaws.  “Cranio progressive” treatment results in the improvement of several facial features including:
 
    Chin position
    The inclination of the upper front teeth to help enhance the smile 
    The amount of gum shown while smiling
 
“Typical” braces alone will not address these concerns.  A cranial proportion x-ray taken during the new patient exam is used to identify the need for these types of improvements.

Cranio-Progressive Orthodontics

Cranio-Progressive Orthodontics

Cranio-Progressive Correction is a type of orthodontic correction in which the dental arch and smile are optimally positioned in the face by improving the cranial/jaw relation and chin projection.This is not done using surgery, but by specific alterations in molar and incisor positions which enable and allow very positive jaw-to-cranium improvement. This correction may utilize minute temporary critical anchors to achieve specific alterations for each individual case.

Cranio-Progressive Orthodontics for Children

Children are often the best candidates for receiving cranio-progressive orthodontic therapy. Beginning at a young age, Dr. Schudy will examine and monitor your child’s growth to determine when treatment starting treatment will be most effective. If your child begins orthodontic treatment before all adult teeth have erupted, it is known as phase-one treatment. During phase-one treatment, Dr. Schudy will use treatments designed to correct your child’s jaw growth and make sure that the jaw bone is properly aligned before beginning the second phase of treatment, which usually involves braces to straighten the teeth.

Cranio-Progressive Orthodontics for Adults

Cranio-progressive is also used to treat adults; however, this process may involve surgery. In children, the jaw bones are still forming and have not completely hardened, making it easier for orthodontists to control bone growth and tooth movement. Adults, however, are no longer growing, and their jaw bones have hardened making it more of a challenge to adjust the bite and move teeth into proper alignment if the facial bones are misaligned.

Surgery may be used to adjust the jaw bone and establish the proper bite alignment before beginning a braces treatment. With cranio-progressive, adults can still achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.

To learn more about cranio-progressive, and to find out if this is right for you, please contact our practice and schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Schudy.

Invisalign

Invisalign®

Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without braces. A consultation with your doctor can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

What is it?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit our practice about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case.

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. If you need surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

When might surgical orthodontics be needed?

Surgical orthodontics may be used to treat adults with improper bites or other aesthetic concerns. Typically, jaw growth stops by age 16 in females and 18 in males. In order to receive orthognathic surgery, the jaw must be done growing. The need for surgical orthodontics occurs when the jaws do not line up correctly, and a proper bite cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone. Orthognathic surgery will help properly align the jaw, and orthodontic braces will then be used to move the teeth into their proper position.

How do I know if I need orthognathic surgery?

Your orthodontist can tell you if orthognathic surgery is needed as part of your treatment. Depending on the severity of your case and the alignment of your jaw, you may or may not need surgery.

How does orthognathic surgery work?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will perform your orthognathic surgery, and the surgery will take place in a hospital. Orthognathic surgery can take several hours depending on each individual case. Once the surgery is complete, you will have about a two-week rest period. Since orthognathic surgery is a major treatment, we recommend that you schedule some time away from work and school during the healing process. After your jaw has healed, your orthodontist will once again “fine-tune” your bite. After surgery, you will have to wear braces, and most braces are removed within six to 12 months following surgery. After your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to help maintain your new smile.

What are the risks associated with orthognathic surgery?

As with any major medical surgery, there may be certain risks of having orthognathic surgery. However, the process of orthognathic surgery is not new, and it has been performed for many years in practices and hospitals. If you’re concerned about an upcoming treatment with orthognathic surgery, please contact our practice and let us know. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, and provide you with any additional information. Your comfort is important to us.

What are the rewards of having orthognathic surgery?

For many patients, the most important reward of having orthognathic surgery is achieving a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Whether you need orthodontic treatment to correct a bad bite, malocclusion, or jaw abnormality, orthognathic surgery can help restore your confidence and leave you smiling with confidence for many years to come.

Clarity

Clarity

The Most Advanced Braces Technology Available

Self-Ligating Braces from our Orthodontic Practice

At our orthodontic practice, we’re always looking for ways to give our patients more comfort, more confidence, and more reasons to smile! We’re very pleased to offer the Clarity SL Self-Ligating Appliance System to all of our patients needing braces. Clarity SL braces provide an advanced and aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces, allowing you to smile, even during orthodontic treatment!

Performance You’ll Notice. Start to Finish.

Clarity SL braces provide a safe, effective, and virtually pain-free way to correct your smile and achieve the results that you want. With Clarity SL braces you can experience the benefits of a straighter smile in less time than with traditional metal braces, and with more comfort during your treatment.

An Attractive Option that will make you Smile.

Clarity SL braces treatment starts with you! A complimentary consultation with Dr. Schudy can help you determine if Clarity SL braces are the best treatment choice for your smile.

Style. Comfort. Dazzling Results.

Clarity SL self-ligating braces are a choice you can feel good about. They use the latest technology, so that they work fast and look good.

TMD

TMD

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as severe, recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, also known as TMD.

Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.

Symptoms of TMD include:

• Pain in the jaw areaPain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears

• Frequent headaches or neck aches

• Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves

• Muscle spasms in the jaw area

• A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth

• Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, let Dr. Schudy know at your next appointment. Dr. Schudy can help determine if you have TMD and create a customized treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms.

Not all jaw pain is associated with TMD.

If you feel that you might have TMD, it is always important to schedule an exam. However, not all jaw pain is associated with TMD, and if you do not have TMD there are many different preventive steps you can take to maintain a healthy, strong smile.

• Relax your face — “Lips together, teeth apart”

• Avoid grinding your teeth

• Avoid all gum chewing

• Don’t cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder — either use a headset or hold the receiver to your ear

• Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth

• Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand

• Practice good posture — keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders squared

Many people get TMD without ever having braces. Symptoms usually wax and wane regardless of whether braces are worn. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and are concerned that you’re a candidate for TMD treatment, please contact our office for a consultation.