Orthodontics in Hastings & Doniphan, NE
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the dental specialty that corrects improper bites and displaced teeth. If left untreated, crooked teeth and improper jaw positioning can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, TMJ problems, and excessive tooth wear. It can also affect your self-esteem.
When you come into either our Hastings or Doniphan office, Dr. Bauer will recommend the treatment that best fits your needs and expectations. Orthodontic care will improve oral health, enhance your appearance, and strengthen teeth, giving you a healthy smile to last a lifetime.
Who Can Get Orthodontic Care?
Dr. Bauer and our experienced team offer comprehensive orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults. This begins with an evaluation of your whole mouth. If you’re a candidate for orthodontics, we’ll provide you with a treatment plan including a timeline and cost estimate.
Orthodontic treatment is recommended for patients with several types of dental complications, including:
- Overbite or underbite
- Crossbite or open bite
- Misplaced midline
Orthodontic Treatments at Hastings Family Dental
When it comes to orthodontic care at Hastings Family Dental, we offer metal braces. But many of our patients prefer to straighten their smile with clear aligners from Invisalign.
Whether you choose clear or metal braces, Dr. Bauer will shift your teeth to the perfect position so your smile will look just right.
Traditional Metal Braces
The most common treatment, metal braces, are a set of bonded brackets, archwires, and elastic bands that work over a period of time to shift your teeth. Braces are adjusted regularly to deliver your expected outcome. Once the teeth are properly aligned, a fixed or adjustable retainer is often used to keep them in place until they’ve completely settled.
Adults Can Get Braces Too
Braces aren’t just for children — more and more adults are learning about the cosmetic benefits of braces. They’ll enhance your oral health as well. We offer braces that are smaller and a lot less noticeable than they were in the past. The elastic bands we use come in bright colors for kids or inconspicuous clear styles that are preferred by teens and adults.
If traditional braces don’t fit your lifestyle, Dr. Bauer offers Invisalign as an effective alternative. These clear aligners are much less noticeable than metal wires. We use state-of-the-art digital imaging to customize your trays so they fit comfortably in your mouth. Invisalgin gradually fixes your smile. Best of all, you can remove them at any time, allowing you to eat whatever you want.
Before & After Example
Straighten Your Smile at Hastings Family Dental
If you’ve been hesitant about orthodontic treatment, you can trust our team at Hastings Family Dental. We understand the importance of a healthy, flawless smile. Dr. Bauer will make sure you get the remarkable results you’re looking for.
Contact one of our Hastings offices at 402-462-6410 or 402-462-5546, or our Doniphan office at 402-845-6262 to get started on your journey to a beautiful new smile. Or simply fill out the easy contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bauer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to wear braces?
How do I take care of my teeth while wearing braces?
Rinsing daily with fluoridated mouthwash is another thing you can do to help prevent cavities. You can also reduce your chances of developing cavities by avoiding foods with lots of sugar, especially sticky and chewy foods that might get stuck in your braces.