Davis Orthodontics - Incognito, Invisalign, Braces

Orthodontics for Kids, Teens & Adults in Greer & Simpsonville, SC

It is never too early or too late to prepare that perfect smile.

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ORTHODONTICS FOR KIDS

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Early treatment helps:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems

For parents, it's not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment.

A few things to look for:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

Please contact our orthodontist in Greer, or Simpsonville, SC to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.

 

BRACES YOUR WAY!

Our practice offers a variety of braces, types, and styles to choose from. Some common options include:

Ceramic braces
Ceramic Braces
metal braces
Metal Braces
 
 

ORTHODONTICS FOR TEENS

Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

You've just heard the three words that every teen dreads: "YOU NEED BRACES!"

BRACES! WHAT NOW?

Don't worry! Braces aren't nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WEAR BRACES?

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

  • Early treatment - Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment, and in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait until they are older to receive treatment.
  • What needs correction -The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently, so while it may take one patient only 12 months to complete their treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
  • YOU! - Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!

Better than ever

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today's braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.

 
 

BRUSHING INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Brushing Braces, Step 1

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

STEP 2

Brushing Braces, Step 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

STEP 3

Brushing Braces, Step 3

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

STEP 4

Brushing Braces, Step 4

Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

 
 

ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

Common reasons why adults are considering orthodontic treatment:
  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  • Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ADULTS

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today's orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?

  • Straight teeth are healthy teeth - Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
  • A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence - Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
  • Mouths left untreated can get worse - Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it's needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment in our Greer or Simpsonville, SC orthodontic office. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.

 
LEARN MORE

Interested in learning more about braces and how to care for them?

CONTACT US

The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment with our Greer, and Simpsonville SC orthodontist, please complete and submit the request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you soon to confirm your appointment.

Please note this form is for requesting an appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, or if you require immediate attention, please contact our practice directly.

GREER

     150 Sage Creek Way Greer, SC 29650
(864) 801-3500

SIMPSONVILLE

     630 NE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 967-0053

Our orthodontist serves patients in the Greer, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Mauldin, Blue Ridge, Spartanburg, Greenville, Victor Mills, Taylors, SC communities.