Are you concerned with the appearance of your teeth and smile?  Dr. League can help improve your smile to enhance your look and boost your confidence.  Dr. League specializes in enhancing your smile by straightening your teeth and will also work closely with your general family dentist or oral surgeon (if needed) to ensure your dental team is informed of your treatment plan having everyone working toward the same goal of improving your smile or bite. Contact Dr. League today for a free orthodontic consultation.

 

Orthodontic Treatment

Adults

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Many adults are choosing to receive orthodontic treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and want to feel better about their appearance. There are several options available for adult orthodontic treatment and Dr. League is happy to discuss these options with you.  

Kids

It's best for Dr. League to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, Dr. League can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, and correct thumb-sucking. Early treatment now can help simplify any possible treatment later.

Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are smaller, more attractive and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber ties) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.

Clear Orthodontic Appliances

Clear orthodontic appliances are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. Not only are the aligners nearly invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Brushing and flossing are also less of a hassle. Aligners do require more discipline and dedication from our patients. Ask Dr. League if clear orthodontic appliances would be a good fit with your treatment needs.

Retainer Therapy

Retainers can sometimes be used for mild correction of the teeth. Retainers are also used to maintain your smile when active treatment is completed.


Insurance

We work with most major insurance companies and will submit insurance for orthodontic treatment to your insurance company on your behalf. If you do not find your insurance listed below, please contact our office to determine if we are a provider for your insurance. Some of the major companies we are a provider for include:

Delta Dental, MetLife, United Concordia, Health Partners, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, and Minnesota Medical Assistance, however we are not a provider for MNMA BluePlus, UCare, or GMAC.  

Gary League Orthodontics, DDS, PA   v (507)288-1028  v Valhalla Dental Building 2112 Viking Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901