At Ames Orthodontics, we specialize in orthodontic treatment. Braces are used to assist with aligning and straightening teeth in order to not only improve appearance, but to also improve a person’s bite. Orthodontics can be used to correct malocclusions, overbites, underbites, cross bites, deep bites, crooked teeth and other imperfections of the teeth and jaws. Braces may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help with making corrections to a person’s bite.
Dental technology has improved over the years to include new options to help correct the above issues, and there are a number of techniques and products available that were not available just a few short years ago. The patient experience has improved and today’s options are less conspicuous than the full braces that were common in the past.
Your visit will begin with a consultation with Dr. Wass to review the best treatment options for your orthodontic care. Dr. Wass will address any questions you may have regarding your treatment and will provide a plan for orthodontic therapy.
Made from stainless steel, traditional metal braces and wires are still the most popular types of braces as they produce high quality results. We combine the use of advanced technology with metal brackets to decrease treatment time and improve efficiency.
Virtually invisible, clear braces are an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Clear braces combine the efficacy of traditional metal braces and the discretion of invisible aligners to deliver an exceptional treatment experience with results that go far beyond straight teeth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child see an orthodontist by age 7. Treatment at this age may not be necessary, but orthodontic monitoring can help anticipate the ideal timeline for the most effective treatment.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment
It’s never too late to straighten your smile! From traditional to ceramic braces and Invisalign®, we offer several treatment options for adults that can provide discreet and effective treatment that is both convenient and comfortable.
It’s never too late to straighten your smile! Invisalign clear aligners offer adults a comfortable and affordable orthodontic solution without the look and feel of traditional metal braces. You just switch to a new set of aligners as directed by Dr. Wass until your treatment is complete.
Most young adults today do not want to spend their teen years wearing braces. Invisalign® Teen offers effective treatment by using clear aligners and specialized features to straighten your teen’s smile more comfortably and conveniently that other orthodontic treatments.
At Ames Orthodontics, our goal is to provide our patients with the most efficient and convenient orthodontic treatment. Dental Monitoring® provides a seamless patient experience that keeps your treatment on track with fewer appointments.
Surgical orthodontics can be used to correct misalignments or other abnormalities in the jaws and teeth. We utilize state-of-the-art-technology to provide a comprehensive overview of your facial structure and to create a treatment plan that offers both improved function and appearance.