WHY CHOOSE GLASS ORTHODONTICS
Find Out What Makes Our Orthodontic Practice Unique
To ensure patients receive the most effective and efficient treatment, board certified orthodontist Dr. Timothy Glass and his caring team of orthodontic specialists use the most advanced technology available. From traditional braces to Invisalign®, we strive to give each patient an outstanding experience that includes a beautiful smile and a healthy bite for the best oral and overall health. Dr. Glass also provides specialized orthodontics, including early orthodontic treatment and palatal expansion. He also treats TMJ disorders and provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. If you have issues with the alignment of your teeth or jaws or unexplained pain in your jaw, Glass Orthodontics can help. Our difference is we focus on you and provide the specific treatment needed to give you the best oral health and the most caring experience available.
WHAT MAKES OUR PRACTICE UNLIKE ANY OTHER ORTHODONTIC OFFICE?
DR. GLASS’S UNIQUE APPROACH TO ORTHODONTICS
Indirect Bonding (IDB)
Used by fewer than twenty percent of orthodontists, indirect bonding allows for quicker installation of braces and ensures proper bracket placement on each individual tooth. Traditionally, braces are placed on each individual tooth, one at a time requiring meticulous, long, painstaking sessions for both patient and doctor. Indirect bonding (IDB) is a technique in which molds of the teeth are made, and most of the work for the braces is done in the lab. The brackets for the braces are placed on the models of the teeth, exactly in the right place, fitted into the trays made on the model, and sealed and cured. Taking the time to place the brackets in a proper position on the lab model eliminates the difficult process of placing orthodontic brackets directly on the teeth. It also takes much less time, is more comfortable, and causes fewer loose brackets.
Palatal expansion creates a wider jaw allowing sufficient room for permanent upper and lower teeth to come in, helps the teeth and jaws to function correctly and can make the final smile broader and more attractive. Expansion often prevents the need to extract permanent teeth because space is created for permanent teeth and may even shorten or negate full orthodontic treatment. Dr. Glass offers several types of palatal expansion to customize treatment to the patient. The most common type of expansion is early expansion used for children. He also offers the acrylic TAD palatal expander, a non-surgical device for adolescents and the MSE Expander, a non-surgical device for adults with a narrowed, high-angle palate, or upper and lower jaw discrepancy. When necessary, Dr. Glass also uses surgical expansion when the use of palate expanders cannot provide the necessary results on their own. He is able to individualize your treatment for the most effective result.
Focus On Function
At Glass Orthodontics, creating beautiful smiles is only part of your orthodontic treatment. Our top priority is to stabilize the bite so that the teeth, jaw and facial muscles can work together. A healthy bite means more than just a straight smile. Dr. Glass cares about how your bite feels after your braces are removed. He takes the extra step to settle and equalize the bite for a perfect fit. You’ll notice the difference when you bite down, plus it helps keep your new smile in place. When your bite is not right, you will apply too much force on certain teeth when biting and chewing. This excess force can cause chipping, excessive wear and tear, decay and tooth movement.
MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE GLASS ORTHODONTICS
Real Glass Orthodontics Patient Experiences
Hannah’s received orthodontic treatment at Glass Orthodontic as an adult. Watch Hannah’s story to hear more about her life-changing smile transformation.
Watch to learn more about CJ’s experience with braces at Glass Orthodontics and to find out why he can’t stop smiling!
Glass Patient, April, shares her story about orthodontic treatment as an adult, which helped with expansion so that she could receive veneers.