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Interceptive treatment:

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be evaluated by an orthodontist at the first sign of orthodontic problems, but no later than age 7. Some of these problems include early or late loss of baby teeth, mouth breathing, thumb or finger habits, crowded teeth, protruded teeth, shifting of the jaws, as well as many others. Early intervention with either fixed or removable appliances may be recommended to eliminate or reduce any future consequences on the development of the teeth, face, and jaws.

Comprehensive treatment:

Full braces are often used to correct any issues a child may have with the function and appearance of their teeth and bite. Generally, this type of treatment will begin between the ages of 11 to 13. The brackets are attached to your teeth and are available in metal or ceramic, if a more esthetic option is favored. The brackets hold onto the archwires, which the orthodontist can adjust to change the position of your teeth. Often times, elastics or rubber bands are also used to aid in the movement of the teeth so that the teeth will function together for an ideal treatment result. Treatment times can vary between 12 and 36 months depending on severity of the initial bite and alignment.

Removable appliances:

In some patients, removable appliances may be used to correct minor discrepancies in tooth position. We offer ClearCorrect aligner treatment to adults who are looking for minor corrections of their teeth. These aligners are custom made for each patient and progressively move teeth to the desired positions. There are also other types removable appliances that can be utilized for similar, minor tooth movements as well as retainers, that allow the patient to retain the teeth in their desired positions after the removal of their braces.

Functional appliances:

This type of appliance can be used on a growing patient to improve the way that the upper and lower jaws fit together. Such appliances will be customized to each patient to allow for the appropriate skeletal and dental correction. Full braces are then placed to achieve the desired function of the teeth.

Surgical Orthodontics:

In some patients, the discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw is so severe that jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is needed to properly position and correct the various facial bones for ideal function. By surgically correcting the position of the jaws in combination with orthodontic treatment, problems with breathing, sleep apnea, chewing, talking, and other facial esthetic concerns are possible.


Locations

Jamieson Orthodontics is located in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

We're open

Jamieson Orthodontics is open for
patients at the following times:

Summer Hours: (in accordance with MAPS schedule)
Monday- Thursday 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Winter Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9a.m.- 5p.m. (closed 12:30-1:30)