Modern orthodontic treatment can straighten your smile more quickly and more comfortably than ever before.
At Heringer Dentistry, LLC, we help families from Mandan and Bismarck, ND, achieve straighter, healthier smiles with Invisalign® treatment.
To find out if orthodontic treatment is appropriate for you or your teen, schedule a consultation with Dr. Everett Heringer today.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
The aesthetic benefits of orthodontics are obvious. In less than two years, most orthodontic patients are able to achieve beautifully straightened teeth and a more attractive smile. When you correct the crowding or gaps in your smile, you'll feel more confident, you'll smile more readily, and you'll be perceived as more friendly and approachable.
Many patients who ask about orthodontics at our practice in Bismarck, ND, don't realize that straightening their teeth will help them take care of their teeth, but it's true. Straight teeth are easier to clean properly because it's easier for your toothbrush or floss to fit between the teeth. Also, when the teeth are in proper position, they are less prone to damage if you ever bite into something hard or receive an unexpected blow to the face.
Proper Jaw Function
When your teeth are misaligned, you begin to bite and chew in an improper manner. A misaligned bite (known as "malocclusion") puts strain on your jaw muscles. Over time, this improper motion can lead to TMJ disorder (characterized by clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw), chronic headaches, and other issues. By straightening your teeth with orthodontics, you can correct your misaligned bite and relieve the pressure on your jaw.
Discreet Orthodontics Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign
When you think of orthodontics, you might picture a mouth full of metal and rubber bands. While braces and other forms of traditional orthodontics are certainly effective, they are no longer your only option for straightening your smile. At our dental practice in Bismarck, ND, you can experience discreet, convenient, and comfortable orthodontics with Invisalign clear aligners.
Dr. Heringer is an experienced Invisalign provider who offers multiple forms of the treatment. In addition to classic Invisalign, he also offers Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Express to his North Dakota patients. Plus, he is able to utilize Invisalign SmartForce attachments, which allow the clear aligners to work on more complex cases that used to require braces.
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Dr. Heringer is one of the most well-regarded dentists in North Dakota. He is especially skilled in improving the appearance of his patients' smiles through cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment for yourself or your teenager, contact Heringer Dentistry in Bismarck, ND, today. We can schedule an orthodontic consultation, during which Dr. Heringer can let you know if you are suited for Invisalign or braces.
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Invisalign vs. Braces
We offer Invisalign to patients from Bismarck, Mandan, and surrounding areas. Why is Invisalign treatment preferable to braces?
|Appearance||Invisalign clear aligners are nearly impossible to detect when worn.||Braces are usually made of dark metals and are quite conspicuous.|
|Comfort||Aligners are made from smooth plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. You may experience mild temporary discomfort for a day or two when you switch to new aligner sets in the series.||The brackets and wires of braces can irritate your cheeks and gums. Plus, braces require periodic tightening which can cause discomfort.|
|Removability||Invisalign aligners are meant to be taken out for meals, brushing, and flossing. You won't have to make any adjustments to your diet or dental hygiene routine.||Braces are attached to your teeth and can't be removed until your treatment is complete. Because of this, you'll have to avoid certain foods and learn new methods of brushing and flossing.|
|Effectiveness||Invisalign is appropriate for mild to moderate cases of dental misalignment. Most cases are completed in 18 months or less.||Braces can be used to correct virtually any degree of dental misalignment. Cases are typically completed in 18 to 24 months.|
Do I need to see an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are specialists in moving teeth and correcting misaligned bites. However, some dentists, like Dr. Heringer, are just as qualified as orthodontists to oversee Invisalign treatment. If you or your teen have particularly complex malocclusion, then Dr. Heringer may refer you to a local orthodontist. But most likely, our dentist and his team in Bismarck, ND, can handle your case without the help of an orthodontist.
When can my child start orthodontic treatment?
Every child is different. Some kids may be ready for their first orthodontic appointment when they are as young as six years old, while others can wait until their teenage years. Generally speaking, you should make an orthodontic consultation for your child when their permanent teeth start to come in. As a family-friendly practice, Heringer Dentistry is a trusted destination for pediatric dentistry. We would be happy to take a look at your child's teeth and let you know if it's time to consider orthodontics.
Will dental insurance cover orthodontics?
Many dental insurance plans will contribute to orthodontic treatment, but every plan and provider is different. Our team in Bismarck, ND, is happy to help you communicate with your insurance company so that we can maximize your benefits and make sure you pay as little out of pocket as possible.
Enhance Your Results with Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Heringer has a reputation as one of the most skilled cosmetic dentists in North Dakota, and he can do so much more than simply straighten your teeth. He can combine Invisalign with other cosmetic procedures to design a unique smile makeover just for you.
Once your teeth have been straightened, you can improve their appearance with porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or teeth whitening. If you have a gummy smile, Dr. Heringer can use our advanced Waterlase® dental laser to contour your gums and beautifully frame your newly aligned smile.
When you work with a true artist like Dr. Heringer, you can achieve your dream smile. Contact our Bismarck office today to begin your journey towards straighter, healthier teeth.
"You walk into a homey office building. Check in with probably the friendliest receptionists in Bismarck. Sit comfortably in their "living room" while waiting. The dentistry staff and assistants help to make you comfortable, like you were a family member. Dr. Heringer is somewhat a perfectionist when it comes to your teeth and smile. That's the #1 reason I come here, why would you want anything less. I love this place." Tammy Jones, 5-Star Google Review