Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontics
Your smile is an outer expression of the inner you and a wonderful gift you can share with the world. However, all too often, there’s something like tooth misalignment that we feel detracts from the confident, polished appearance we want to project.
If this sounds familiar, our general dentist, Dr. Holly Baller would love to meet with you and discuss the orthodontic options we offer at our Aurora dental office. Dr. Baller’s passion for orthodontics started during her undergraduate college years and continued to develop through dental school and hundreds of hours of continuing education to this very day. Dr. Baller is a general dentist that practices orthodontics. Although she is not an orthodontist, she has 17 years experience in the orthodontic field and has trained next to a prominent local orthodontist in addition to countless hours of continuing education.
Today, her passion and commitment to whole-body health, myofunction, and airway orthodontics make her a sought-after consultant for dentists and orthodontists throughout the country.
Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth
Many adults who want to straighten crooked teeth have their smile’s aesthetics in mind; however, the benefits of having straight teeth go far beyond aesthetics.
- Make it easy to brush and floss and help avoid cavities and gum disease.
- Help reduce dental wear and breakage.
- Help you chew comfortably and speak clearly.
- Prevent injury to protruding teeth.
- Address bite problems that lead to teeth grinding and TMJ pain
With advances in dental technology and the materials available, you can expect modern braces to be smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable than ever before.
Adult Orthodontics with Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign clear braces are perfect for adults and older teens in Aurora who want straight teeth without committing to metal braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, comfortable plastic aligners that are discreet, removable, and nearly invisible when worn.
Dr. Baller is a certified Invisalign General Dentist in Aurora and uses digital imaging software to plan treatment for your unique situation. You will receive a series of Invisalign aligners with instructions to wear them 22 hours a day for 2-3 weeks. During this time, the aligners are nudging your teeth into the optimal position mapped out by our Invisalign dentist.
The longer you wear your aligners each day, the faster you will see the results you desire.
Orthodontics for Adults and Children
For children and adults with more complex tooth misalignment or bite issues, Dr. Baller would recommend traditional orthodontics.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have an orthodontic evaluation between ages seven and nine. Most kids have their permanent molars at this age, and the way these teeth emerge is an indicator of future growth patterns.
Not all children need braces, of course, but early orthodontic intervention such as space maintainers, retainers, and palatal expanders can minimize or eliminate the need for full orthodontic treatment in the future.
Myobrace for Children
Many children benefit from a leading-edge orthodontic technique called Myobrace that uses a child’s natural growth to minimize the need for braces in the future. Customized to correct oral habits like mouth breathing or tongue thrusting, the goal of Myobrace treatment in Aurora is to retrain muscles that may be the underlying cause of crooked teeth.
Airway Orthodontics and Sleep Apnea
Airway health dentistry focuses on diagnosing the underlying cause of sleep apnea and uses various methods to correct them. In some cases, breathing issues are caused by tooth misalignment and malocclusion (bite problems). Often, correcting them with orthodontics can dramatically improve the way you breathe.
Learn More about Orthodontic Treatment in Aurora, CO
At Baller Dental & Orthodontics at Southlands, we offer a full range of dental services to meet the needs of everyone in your family. If you would like to learn more about orthodontic options for you or your child, please call our Aurora dental office to schedule an appointment.