Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on straightening crooked teeth and repairing malocclusions, or irregular bites. At Griffin Orthodontics in West Allis and Oak Creek, WI, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces, Invisalign®, and clear braces. With over 24 years of experience as an orthodontist, Dr. David J. Griffin can provide orthodontic treatment for children, teenagers, and adults. Our office invests in the most advanced orthodontic technology to provide you with convenient, high-quality care at every stage of treatment. We offer digital impressions using our iTero® scanner for the most comfortable and effective treatment experience.
Straightening your teeth offers more than just aesthetic benefits. When your smile is out of alignment, you are vulnerable to a variety of oral health concerns. Crooked and overlapping teeth are more difficult to keep clean, increasing the risk of decay and periodontal disease.
By undergoing orthodontic treatment, you are investing in the overall health and well-being of your smile.
Patients are more likely to grind their teeth when they are misaligned, leading to issues such as headaches, worn teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). By undergoing orthodontic treatment, you are investing in the overall health and well-being of your smile.
The best way to determine if you would benefit from orthodontic treatment is to visit Dr. Griffin and his team for a comprehensive examination. Conditions that typically benefit from orthodontia include:
In addition to common misalignments, orthodontia can also address more complicated concerns, such as rotated or impacted teeth and issues with the jaw.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Griffin will conduct a full examination and take digital x-rays to assess the position of your jaw. Based on this information, he can recommend a treatment plan. Griffin Orthodontics provides a variety of orthodontic options, allowing us to craft a plan that suits your needs, goals, and budget. Some of our treatments include:
Your specific orthodontic treatment will depend on the extent and type of misalignment. You may also require more than one treatment. For example, the Herbst appliance is often used in conjunction with braces to help the lower jaw develop properly. Dr. Griffin can also refer patients to an oral surgeon when necessary to address more severe cases.
Dr. Griffin and our team at Griffin Orthodontics are dedicated to providing patients with the optimal orthodontic treatment for their needs. We actively participate in continuing education programs to ensure we are up-to-date on the most advanced techniques and tools available. If you believe you or your child requires orthodontic treatment, send us a message or call us at (414) 328-0704 to schedule a consultation today.
Not surprising that all reviews are 5 star! Dr. Griffin is competent, professional and friendly to all patients. Staff is nothing less than terrific, as well. Adult patients, like me, are welcomed and made to feel part of their family. No exceptions! Very happy I chose Invisalign and delighted I chose Dr. Griffin and his team.