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Orthodontic Treatment in Kansas City, Cameron, & Liberty, MO

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile. That’s why Dr. John Dorsch and his professional staff are proud to offer expert orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, to help our patients improve their confidence with a brand new, gorgeous smile. All of our services are performed in our offices, conveniently located throughout the greater Kansas City area, to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience at each visit. 

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Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child visit the orthodontist for early treatment at the age of seven. At this time, our orthodontist in Kansas City will assess if orthodontic problems are apparent or will become apparent in future years. We will be looking for crowding of teeth, open bites, crossbites, and overbites. And, we will be able to tell when and if your child will need braces. By getting started early, we will set your child up for a life-long straight smile!

Adult Treatment

Braces are not only for children and teens. Adults are the largest growing group of orthodontic patients. And, with technological advances, orthodontic adult treatment has more inconspicuous options than ever! You’ll hardly even notice the orthodontic appliance on your teeth. Creekwood Orthodontics offers Invisalign clear aligners, ceramic braces, and traditional metal braces. We want to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and it’s not too late to achieve it! 

Types of Braces

At your neighborhood orthodontist in Kansas City, MO, we offer an array of orthodontic treatment plans and types of braces when it comes to straightening teeth. Our orthodontist can provide traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign clear aligners. Together, we will discuss which option will best fit your needs and your orthodontic health. 

Invisalign 

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment plan that consists of clear, removable aligners that fit directly onto the teeth. Every couple weeks or so, depending on your specific treatment, the aligners are changed to slowly, but surely, shift your teeth into the desired position. The advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are basically unnoticeable. They are clear and are worn directly on your teeth, can be taken out to eat or drink, and require the same oral hygiene routine. Our Kansas City orthodontist recommends Invisalign to adults who desire a less noticeable orthodontic treatment option.

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Invisalign Teen 

Invisalign teen offers all of the exact same benefits as stated above, but they are provided for teenagers instead of adults. Normally, teen braces consist of the traditional metal braces. However, more and more teens are choosing to move away from this option and elect to use Invisalign teen for a more inconspicuous option. Invisalign teen will still offer your child a straight, functional smile once the orthodontic treatment process has been completed, but they will not need the metal brackets and wires. 

Invisalign Care

While undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, all patients must care for their teeth and their clear aligners. First and foremost, you must practice proper dental hygiene by brushing and flossing daily. Second, you need to regularly clean your Invisalign clear aligners to ensure plaque and bacteria do not build up. Invisalign care is essential to your orthodontic treatment. 

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Retention

After you have completed your orthodontic treatment and your braces have been removed or you are no longer wearing your active aligners, we want to retain your teeth following orthodontic movement. Retainers are expected to be worn 23 hours a day excluding eating, brushing, and playing sports for at least 9 months or as directed by Dr. Dorsch. After that, you are expected to wear your retainers for an indefinite period of time. This will ensure that your teeth stay straight and functional. 

Technology

At Creekwood Orthodontics, all of our orthodontic treatments are administered with state-of-the-art orthodontic technology. Dr. Dorsch uses technology that he trusts to provide effective and efficient orthodontic care to patients through the Kansas City, MO area. 

Propel Technology

Propel is a type of orthodontic acceleration called manual osteoperforation that involves creating tiny perforations in the gums and jawbone to cause teeth to move into the desired place more quickly. Propel works by allowing the body to use its natural reactions to force tooth movement. Instead of forcing the teeth to move by exerting pressure on them from the outside using brackets, wires or aligners, Propel causes the teeth to move from inside cellular reactions. 

AcceleDent

AcceleDent is an exciting orthodontic device that helps to speed up the movement of your teeth. It can be used to complement any type of orthodontic treatment. It works by using proprietary technology to generate micropul­ses: tiny, gentle vibrations in the teeth and gums. Creekwood Orthodontics recommend this device when a patient wants to rapidly increase their orthodontic treatment process. AcceleDent has been shown to speed up treatment time by 50%. 

Jaw Surgery

Sometimes, corrective jaw surgery is needed to treat and correct abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Creekwood Orthodontics wants to ensure that these abnormalities are corrected because if left untreated, they can cause difficulty chewing, talking, and sleeping. Dr. Dorsch uses the latest digital imaging technology, computerized treatment plan, and state of the art materials to correct your teeth and jaw and ultimately increase the overall appearance of your facial profile. 

Book Your Free Consultation Today!

From Invisalign to braces, Creekwood Orthodontics has something for everyone. With our variety of treatments, welcoming office environment, and three convenient locations in Cameron, Liberty and Kansas City, obtaining the smile of your dreams is easier than ever! If you have any questions about Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or any of our other treatments, we welcome you to contact us, or book a free consultation today. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

Transform Your Smile With Invisalign & More!


From Invisalign to braces, Creekwood Orthodontics has something for everyone. With our variety of treatments, welcoming office environment, and three convenient locations in Cameron, Liberty and Kansas City, obtaining the smile of your dreams is easier than ever! If you have any questions about Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or any of our other treatments, we welcome you to contact us, or book a free consultation today. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!