The Waterford Dentist is a practice which provides comprehensive orthodontics in Michigan. Dr. Heuerman is a general dentist offering traditional braces for children and adults to help them achieve a straighter smile. He is also a certified Invisalign provider in Waterford, MI. Your dentist will work closely with you to determine which type of orthodontic treatment works best and create a plan that fits your needs and budget.
Orthodontic treatment is very important for many smiles because we are adjusting more than just the look of the teeth. In some cases, patients need the entire shape of the mouth adjusted, but we have the unique ability to do that here at The Waterford Dentist. With the use of dentofacial orthopedics and preventive orthodontics, patients jaw shape will be transformed, allowing for the correct alignment of teeth and complete comfort.
What is orthodontics? Dr. Heuerman offers traditional orthodontic treatment with braces to correct problems like overbite, underbite, crowding, gaps, crooked teeth, and severe or complex cases. Braces are effective in treating all degrees of misalignment, from mild to severe. Orthodontic appliances braces typically consist of metal, ceramic or plastic wires, springs and brackets that apply steady pressure to teeth and reposition them slowly.
Braces can be fixed (only removed when treatment is completed) or removable (worn at all times except when eating or brushing/flossing). Braces can be made of stainless steel or ceramic (also called clear braces because they are less noticeable than metal).
Invisalign and Clear Correct
Not every patient seeking orthodontic treatment wants to wear traditional braces, especially not as an adult! It is a long commitment, and the look can be embarrassing when you are going to work day in and day out. For these cases, we recommend short-term orthodontics like Clear Correct or Invisalign. These orthodontic options all you the freedom to live your life free of metal wires and brackets!
Dr. Heuerman knows that there is nothing better than removing someone's braces and seeing their transformed smile. If you'd like to talk to your Waterford dentist about a smile makeover, make an appointment today by calling 248-461-3764 or use our appointment form.