A common misconception is that orthodontic treatment is strictly for cosmetic purposes. While a beautiful smile is an added benefit, a HEALTHY smile is the goal at Nancy Wiley Orthodontics. It is the often unseen health benefits that far outweigh the visible, cosmetic effects of orthodontic treatment. Practicing since 1991, Dr. Wiley’s focus has always been individualized, high quality care for each patient, regardless of age.
There are many possibilities when choosing orthodontic treatment for you or your child. It may seem confusing when trying to make the “right” choice. The traditional route has always begun with scheduling a consultation with an orthodontist; a dentist who has completed an additional two years of post doctoral education learning proper techniques to diagnose, prevent and correct issues of malocclusion (misaligned teeth and jaws).
Orthodontists offer multiple methods of treatment, whether it be metal braces, clear braces, braces on the back of your teeth (lingual braces) or clear aligner systems, such as Invisalign. All of these are possible ways to achieve the smile you desire, depending on your wants and needs.
An option that you may be seeing on television involves taking molds on yourself AT HOME. While this less traditional option is typically cheaper and may appear to be more convenient, let me assure you that you always get what you pay for. It is next to impossible to find a low cost treatment that provides the highest-quality CARE. When we purchase organic food that is healthier for us, it costs more. Cars with more safety features and extras cost more. When considering the health of our teeth, gums and jaw joints, why would we treat this decision any differently? At home orthodontics cannot compare to the personalized care that you will receive from a well educated, experienced, board certified (not all are) orthodontist. It could be harmfully damaging to the health of your mouth to do it another way. The odds of needing to see an orthodontist to finish a do-it-yourself case gone wrong are high, and the orthodontist may need to charge a premium fee to correct the damage.
In the age of the internet, information is just a click away. With all the material on the web about at home orthodontics, it is easy to believe the new, do-it-yourself options are the latest and greatest. However, orthodontics is a highly specialized field. Just as you would not perform heart surgery on yourself, or even attempt a diagnosis without consulting an expert in cardiology, neither should you attempt to treat the health of your mouth without the expertise of an orthodontist whom you can meet with, be examined by and who will discuss your individual needs. Dr. Wiley is expert at educating each patient regarding their unique treatment and resulting outcome. Her office has hundreds of testimonials and photographic documentation of patients and their transformations.
Orthodontic consultations are complimentary! To understand the benefits and possibilities of your new, healthy smile, let Dr. Wiley’s expertise and passion transform your life!
Your call is welcome at 954-753-0015 visit www.WileySmiles.com