Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the process of straightening teeth by putting steady pressure on teeth and by staying in place for a certain amount of time.

Invisalign®

 Invisalign® braces are becoming increasingly popular as more people become awareInvisalign of the advantages they afford over other types of braces: They’re practically invisible! Invisalign translates Dr. Hartman’s instructions into a series of nearly undetectable aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth gradually until you have achieved the desired result. Invisilgn is effective in treating both teens and adults. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the case. The average is about 12 months, but Dr. Hartman will determine the length of your treatment during your invisalign consultation.

Straight teeth, healthy gums, easy cleanings, and a great smile with Invisalign®.

Conventional Braces

 Braces straighten teeth by putting steady pressure on teeth and by staying in place for a certain bracesamount of time. While metal braces are still used, there are also braces that are the same color as a patient’s teeth. Please call for a consultation if you think braces might be needed for you or your child. As a member of the American Orthodontic Society since 1983, Dr. Hartman enjoys growing healthy smiles.

Occlusal Guide

Orthodontic problems are present in two out of evOcclusalery three children in the population and more than half of those could be candidates for a tooth positioner. A tooth positioner is another choice, especially in children, for straightening teeth without braces. Tooth positioners are specifically designed to correct over jet, overbite, crowded or rotated teeth and spaces between teeth. If placed early enough, a tooth’s position can eliminate the need for the more expensive orthodontic treatments. All children should have an orthodontic screening by age seven to evaluate future needs.