Curious to learn more about orthodontics and what the treatment process involves? In today’s blog, Dr. Hite and our team at Bauerhite Orthodontics dive into everything you need to know!
When patients are searching for orthodontic treatment they should make sure to seek out a board-certified orthodontist. It’s important to note that many dentists practice orthodontics but only orthodontists have additional schooling that focuses on functional and cosmetic correction. Dr. Beth is Board Certified with the American Association of Orthodontics and a member of the American Dental Association and has her completion of Roth Williams Achieving Functional Goals.
Orthodontic treatment should begin earlier than most parents are apt to assume. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends seeing an orthodontist as early as the age of 7. By visiting an orthodontist early, many more severe issues can be addressed before they become a permanent issue. Some of the most common issues that are treated with orthodontic care are airway and expansion, alignment and straightening, bite issues and jaw joint issues, or TMD. The types of services we provide are traditional braces, Invisalign, Splint Therapy, and Expansion & Airway development. Dr. Beth has had extensive training in all these areas and keeps up to date on the most modern treatment techniques to give the best overall result possible.
When you choose BauerHite Orthodontic Specialists for your own or your loved one’s orthodontic treatment, there is a noticeable difference in the way we care for our patients compared to our competitors. The difference is the individual attention each patient receives from Dr. Beth at every appointment. Dr. Beth also does her own diagnosing and treatment planning for each patient, so it's specific and unique to their own needs. We are a high patient service practice and every member of our staff will strive to make your visit the best part of your day!
One question we receive frequently is, “How often do I have to be seen for appointments through my treatment with traditional braces?” The brackets and wire system that we use are very long-acting and limit the number of visits needed. Typically, you will only need to come in for appointments every 12 weeks and should be done with treatment and into retention in 18-20 months. The initial visit is a very thorough examination including X-rays and 3D imaging with a full exam from the doctor in a very relaxed and welcoming environment. Your initial exam with us is complimentary.
Orthodontics runs in Dr. Beth’s blood. Her father was an orthodontist, so she learned to love the field at a young age. In high school, Dr. Beth worked in his practice making retainers and is honored to carry on her father's legacy in the orthodontic field.
Let Dr. Beth transform your own or your loved ones smile, begin your journey today. We hope to see you in our office soon!