The Treatment Philosophy of Bandeen Orthodontics, Your Battle Creek Orthodontist
At Bandeen Orthodontics, your Battle Creek orthodontist, we wait to start orthodontic treatment until age twelve or older (when baby teeth are gone, and adult teeth have erupted). We have found that by waiting to begin treatment, we can accomplish the same or better outcomes with less effort and less cost for most patients, though specifics of treatment are done on a case by case basis.
While every patient is different and the length of their orthodontic treatment may vary, total average treatment times at Bandeen are online a year to 18 months. In fact, only about 20 percent of our patients are in treatment for longer than 18 months! One of the ways that we achieve these shortened treatment times is by using Damon™ System braces and Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™. We never rush treatment, our treatment times are short because of our extensive experience, knowledge, and use of technology.
By using Insignia™ we’re able to use computers to accurately visualize the end goals of treatment and then reverse engineer the process to create an optimal, unique, superior treatment result. We are also able to use computer modeling in order to properly place braces virtually as well ask making customized wires – essentially doing your treatment virtually first to see how it should go before beginning the orthodontic treatment on your actual teeth.
With Damon™ System Braces, you no longer need rapid palatal expanders as part of your treatment. We provide expansion of the dental arches when necessary, but there are better ways to expand than with outdated technology. If you have been told by another Battle Creek orthodontist that palatal expansion is what you need, please call us so that we can show you how expansion can be achieved without an expander.