Our Services in Heath
Wigal Orthodontics is all about providing customized care designed specifically to fit each and every patient. Whether you have a child who needs to have their teeth straightened or you’re finally ready to fix your own crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, you can trust us to have exactly what you need. Not only that, but we’ll make sure your care is personalized to give you the best possible results when it comes to both aesthetics and function.
When it comes to straightening the teeth and fixing jaw alignment issues, nothing is more reliable than traditional metal braces. Thanks to the latest advancements, they have a much more subtle appearance than the ones you may be picturing from the past. They are the most durable and cost-effective solution we offer, which makes them ideal for young children. Thanks to Dr. Wigal’s expertise, he’ll make sure their braces treatment is as quick and comfortable as possible.
Clear/ceramic braces off all of the reliability of traditional braces with one massive benefit: they are practically invisible. The brackets themselves are made of a clear ceramic material, and they are also much shallower and wider than traditional ones, which helps them completely blend in with the teeth. The wires and elastics are made of a clear or tooth-colored material as well, providing a subtle treatment that is perfect for adults and self-conscious teens alike.
Phase 1 Orthodontics
Phase 1 Orthodontics are what we can use to correct your child’s teeth and ensure their permanent teeth come in straight. Often, parents avoid straightening their child’s baby teeth because they believe they’ll simply fall out and make way for the adult teeth, but unfortunately, this is not quite how it works. The alignment of the baby teeth has a direct effect on how the permanent teeth will come in, and by correcting problems early, we’ll be able to save your child from having to get more involved (and potentially expensive) treatments in the future.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign is a revolutionary approach to orthodontics that completely does away with the traditional wire and bracket system. Rather, it uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten the teeth. The aligners themselves are practically invisible, and they are also easily removable, meaning a patient won’t have to alter their diet or brushing habits during treatment. With Invisalign, a patient gets the best when it comes to effectiveness, comfort, and aesthetics all at the same time.
Our practice is able to correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues, and some of them actually don’t require braces. Using something called an expander, we can gently widen a patient’s hard palate in order to make more room for their teeth. This cannot only alleviate/prevent crowding, but it can also improve essential functions like breathing and speaking. Using this in conjunction with a braces treatment, we can completely makeover a patient’s smile and improve it in every way imaginable.
Brackets come loose, wires can be snapped, retainers can be lost…there is an entire list of orthodontic emergencies that can pop up while you or your child are having your/their teeth straightened. Fortunately, we’re always here to help. If you have an orthodontic emergency please be sure to call us. We’re more than happy to provide urgent, same-day care if necessary.