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Sure Smile

Orthodontic treatment for the 21st century

Orsborn Orthodontics is excited to offer SureSmile orthodonotic treatment to our patients! With SureSmile, getting braces isn’t what it used to be. You’ll get outstanding results in less time with innovative SureSmile technology.


Orthodontists have used brackets and wires to straighten teeth for more than 30 years. SureSmile utilizes advanced technologies to greatly improve traditional treatment methods.


The OraScanner is a hand-held device that functions much like a 3-D digital camera, taking pictures of your teeth using flashing white light. The images create a 3-D model in real-time during the scanning procedure.


Orsborn Orthodontics uses SureSmile's OraScanner.  These scans allow Dr. Orsborn to better analyze the orientation and position of your teeth and roots by showing the detail between different tissue types such as bone, teeth, nerves, and soft tissue.


SureSmile software provides virtual simulations for Dr. Orsborn to review planning options and determine your optimum treatment.  The target position of each tooth is planned in advance so you'll know what outcome to expect.


  • For Children

    Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that a child receive his or her first orthodontic screening by the age 7. By starting treatment early, we are able to recognize potential problems early and correct them before they become more serious. This not only saves you and your child time, but also money.


    Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven to be beneficial for the overall desired result. Because a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we are able to thoroughly evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships and address any impending problems at its earliest stage.

    During your child’s initial evaluation we will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite, overbite or gummy smiles. It is possible that immediate treatment is not necessary at the time or even at all. However, if treatment is indicated, we will create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will prove to be the most beneficial for his or her specific case.


    Early orthodontic treatment varies between patients, but may include removable or fixed appliances that can provide more room for crowded, erupting teeth; preserve space for unerupted teeth; create facial symmetry through manipulating jaw growth; reduce the possibility of tooth extraction; and reduce overall treatment time in braces.


    To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, contact us today to schedule a complimentary evaluation.

  • Two Phase Treatment

    Why should I undergo two-phase treatment?

    Two-phase orthodontic treatment encompasses both tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. Two-phase treatment allows your teeth to achieve a healthy, functional, aesthetic ideal that will stay with you throughout your life.


    Why not put off treatment?

    If your child has a jaw discrepancy and you wait to do a one-phase treatment until after the permanent teeth have erupted completely, your child might experience an unstable, compromised result.


    The First Phase: Laying a foundation for a lifetime of beautiful teeth


    This phase first adjusts the size of the jaw to fit all the permanent teeth and then positions the upper and lower jaws in proper relation to each other. Often, children exhibit early signs of jaw issues as they grow up. At an early age, we can recognize whether an upper or lower jaw is growing too quickly or too slowly. If your child is over age six and has jaw discrepancies, he or she is a candidate for early treatment.


    Plan now to save your smile later

    If used early, children can benefit enormously from treatment utilizing appliances that direct the growth relationship of the upper and lower jaws. This establishes an orthodontic foundation and provides adequate room for the eruption of all the permanent teeth. In the past, many people had to undergo tooth-removal and surgical procedures as adults to correct overcrowding and align the upper and lower jaws. Early correction eliminates the need for these kinds of procedures. However, if you leave a jaw condition untreated until all the permanent teeth erupt, it may grow too severe to achieve the ideal result with braces.


    Orthodontic records help customize your treatment

    We'll keep careful orthodontic records consisting of x-rays, teeth models, and photographs. These will help us determine the types of appliances to be used, the duration of treatment time, and the frequency of visits.


    Resting Period

    In the rest phase, we allow your child's remaining permanent teeth to erupt. Because retaining devices may interfere with eruption, they're not used during the rest phase. While the final eruption of the teeth occurs, we allow the existing permanent teeth some freedom of movement. After a successful first phase, the teeth will have plenty of room to find an eruption path. If permanent teeth are restricted with retainers or appliances during this phase, they may become impacted or severely displaced.


     Monitoring your teeth's progress

    Teeth are not moved into their final positions during the first phase, but will finish moving during the second phase. In between– during the rest period– certain baby teeth may be removed to enhance eruption. We'll hold periodic recall appointments to observe the progress, usually on a six-month basis.


    Second Phase Treatment: Stay healthy and look attractive

    In the second phase, we ensure that each tooth has an exact location in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. Once we establish equilibrium, teeth will properly function together.


    Movement & Retention

    At the beginning of treatment, we made orthodontic records and established a diagnosis and treatment plan.


    We used certain types of appliances in the first phase, as dictated by the problem. Once all permanent teeth have erupted, the second phase begins, usually requiring braces for about 24 months. After this phase, retainers are worn to ensure your child retains his or her beautiful smile.

  • Adult Treatment

    Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.


    Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.


    Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.


    During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.


    A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.


  • Invisalign

    Dr. Orsborn is a Certified Invisalign Provider


    Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Orsborn can determine if Invisalign is right for you.


    What is it?

    Invisalign uses a series of removable and comfortable aligners that are near invisible so you can smile more during treatment. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.


    Why would I want it?

    Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete


    How does it work?

    You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Orsborn has prescribed. You'll visit Dr. Orsborn about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.


  • Retention

    When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. It typically consists of wearing the retainer full time for 6 months, followed by night wear only for 12 months.  After this phase of treatment you should still wear your retainer at night as needed indefinitely. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.


    Retainer Instructions for patients currently in retention


    Types of retainers:


        Hawley Retainers

        Permanent Retainers

        Invisable Retainers


    These are very important devices. Braces move teeth by making them loose in a very controlled and safe manner. Since your teeth are still loose when braces are removed, they must be held or retained until bone slowly fills in around them.


    As teeth are moved by braces, there are changes that occur in the bone and fibers attached to the teeth. These changes cause teeth to become slightly loose. When braces are removed this “looseness” still exists. This creates an unstable condition in which teeth can move slightly in all directions.


    Over a period of months, bone begins to “fill in” around the roots of the teeth causing their positions to solidify. Retainers (or other retention devices) are necessary to hold teeth perfectly straight while this filling in of bone is occurring. If retainers are not worn during this period, teeth may be out of alignment and become “set” while they are not straight.


    What can cause teeth to relaspe or become crooked after they have been straightened?


    •     Not wearing your retainers
    •     A tongue thrust that has not been corrected
    •     Thumb sucking that has not been stopped
    •     New fillings or crowns being placed without checking if retainers or positioners still fit properly


    We have done everything possible to give you long-term stability for your teeth. It is now up to you to keep them straight.


    Please be sure to obtain recommendations and removal of your wisdom teeth from your dentist if we have not done so or if you are no longer visiting our office on a regular basis.


    As the years go by you will notice facial changes occurring which have been genetically predetermined. These changes sometimes have an effect on the stability of your teeth. If you notice any changes, please call us so that corrections can be made while they are still minor. The longer you wait to contact our office, the more difficult the adjustments will be.


    Retainer Instructions

    •     Removable retainers should be worn 24 hours a day for the first six months after the braces are removed. If you wear the retainers as instructed, the retainers can then be worn for 12 hours a day, or as directed by the doctor at your retention visits.
    •     Take your retainers out when eating… and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunch rooms or restaurants.)
    •     Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a dish soap and a toothbrush.  Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors.
    •     When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!
    •     Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.
    •     Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.   If broken, please retainer with you when you come to the office.  Do not flip the retainer with your tongue, as this weakens the wire
    •     Always remove your retainers with your fingers by pulling on the loops.
    •     Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
    •     Retainer replacement is expensive… with proper care they will last for years!
    •     Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.


    Permanent Retainers

    Permanent retainers are thin wires bonded to the backs of the teeth the same way the braces are bonded to the fronts of the teeth. Dr. Orsborn recommends lower permanent retainers more frequently than upper permanent retainers due to problems with bite clearance.  (The bottom teeth may hit the upper retainer when you bite down)


    Invisable Retainers

    These retainers are worn when no additional tooth movement is desired. They are lightweight, somewhat flexible, and comfortable. These retainers are very difficult to see these retainers in your mouth and are therefore very esthetic.


    Hawley Retainers

    This type of retainer may be used for upper or lower teeth.  It has two basic parts:


    •     Wires that wrap around the outside surface of teeth.  The exact design of the retainer wires will vary somewhat as prescribed by our doctors.
    •     Acrylic (plastic) that covers the roof of the mouth and the inside surface of the lower teeth.  You choose the color(s) of the acrylic for your retainer.  While children generally choose colors, many adults prefer clear, or flesh colored retainers.  It’s all up to you!


    Hawley retainers can be used to hold or even move teeth slightly.





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