Did you know that an orthodontist is a dentist who went on to receive 2-3 years of additional training? That is what makes our doctors experts in the diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. With two orthodontic specialists in the office, it allows you to get more one on one time with the doctor to make sure all of your questions are answered and you are getting the best possible treatment.
Gone are the days of large, clunky metal braces. Modern metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before. Traditional braces are considered one of the best options for your smile because they are extremely durable, and effective for treating a wide variety of orthodontic concerns.
Clear braces work just like traditional braces but are translucent, ceramic braces that are preferred by many of our patients who seek a more cosmetic option. If you want all the benefits of having a beautiful smile, but want a less noticeable alternative, clear braces may be the best option for you.
Even though most people think of teenagers when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. We often see patients for an evaluation and think, “If I had seen this patient at an earlier age, their treatment would be easier, and treatment time shorter.”
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Pocatello, ID 83201
309 S. 3rd St. W.
Soda Springs, ID 83276
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
Braces are not just for teenagers! With technology continually advancing, we can help you get the smile you have always wanted at any age. It is recommended to bring children in for an evaluation while they are young. Some treatments are simpler and shorter if the patient is evaluated at a younger age.
Idaho Orthodontics is the top Invisalign provider in Southeast Idaho! Our Diamond Plus status means we have more experience with Invisalign than anyone else in the area. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. Our doctors customize each treatment plan to meet your needs, providing you with your best smile! Many people question if they are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. In the past, Invisalign was a treatment only used to treat mild to moderate crowding or spacing between teeth. Due to advances in technology and the unique training Dr. McMinn and Dr. Brown have received, Idaho Orthodontics now uses Invisalign to treat a wide array of complexity in both adults and teens.
At Idaho Orthodontics, we are always looking to improve patient care, shorten treatment times, and increase treatment options by utilizing the latest technological advancements. 3D cone beam x ray imaging, digital impressions (sorry, those goopy impressions aren’t used as often), 3D printing and lasers are some of the technology used.
As doctors we see in 3-dimensions, treat 3-dimensional patients so why don’t most orthodontists use 3-dimensional x ray imaging? Idaho orthodontics has been the leader in this technology in the area and have been using it since 2008. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) allows our doctors to better access tooth positions, bone levels and support, jaw issues, and airway issues better than any other type of orthodontic x rays
Gone are the days of having to be worried about gagging on the large goopy impressions. We try to make your orthodontic visits as comfortable as possible so we have incorporated the use of digital impressions. If you have a fear of impressions, let us know and you can experience a digital impression and say goodbye to the sensitive gag reflex.
We have introduced the southeast Idaho dental community to the digital age with the utilization of 3d printing. Using our digital impressions we are able to print a model of your teeth for use with diagnosing, treating, and holding your teeth better after braces are removed.
Have you experienced minor movements of your teeth? With 3d impressions and printing, we can use this technology to digitally move your teeth, create a set of models that will be used by the lab to make a set of aligners to perfect your smile again.
Moving, heading off to school, or have a busy life that makes it hard to come in to replace a lost or broken retainer? If we have taken a digital impression and you have been faithfully wearing your retainers, so no movement has taken place, you can call us and we can 3d print another model and our lab can have a retainer ready for pickup or mailing without even having to come in for an appointment.
The longer a patient is in braces, the more risk they have of getting unsightly white spots on their teeth, burning out on treatment, or decreasing in compliance. During orthodontic treatment, there are times that the orthodontist has to slow down treatment to wait for a tooth to grow in once there is space for it. Now with the laser we can, with no shots, access the tooth and bring it into the mouth with no extra charge. Most cases this will save 4-6 months of time in braces.
We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to call or message us any time! After regular office hours you can contact us through our answering service.