When you think of orthodontics, the image of braces often comes to mind a hallmark of traditional teeth correction. However, the field of orthodontics actually encompasses a diverse range of treatments, each tailored to meet unique patient needs. At Scissortail Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on not only offering the latest orthodontic solutions but also on providing an enriching experience that transcends mere medicine. Our mission goes beyond straightening teeth; it’s about building relationships, supporting our community, and delivering excellence at every opportunity.

In this detailed exploration, we will shine a light on the additional treatments available at Scissortail Orthodontics. From hybrid treatment approaches to innovative remote solutions, we aim to inform and inspire our local audience on the breadth of services we provide to secure the perfect smile for you or your loved ones.

Hybrid Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and at Scissortail Orthodontics, we understand that every patient’s orthodontic needs are as unique as their smile. This understanding has propelled us to develop and integrate hybrid orthodontic approaches, which combine the versatility of different treatment methods to achieve optimal results.

One example of this hybrid approach is our use of clear aligners, such as SureSmile, in conjunction with traditional braces. For patients who require more complex teeth movements, starting with braces and transitioning to aligners as treatment progresses can offer the best of both worlds, the precision and control of brackets and the discreetness and convenience of clear aligners. This approach has not only proven to be effective in treatment but also ensures that each patient’s individual progress is carefully monitored and adjusted as necessary.

For those in need of orthodontic intervention but concerned about the visibility of traditional braces, this hybrid method provides a flexible and largely unobtrusive alternative while still reaping the benefits that fixed appliances offer.

When a patient does get our clear aligner treatment they also have a set mold that can be used in the future for their retainers. This is another example of a hybrid approach that is efficient and cost-effective for our patients.

TMJ Treatment

While most people associate orthodontics with teeth alignment, the impact of treatments often goes beyond aesthetics. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be a source of discomfort for many, and orthodontics has a role in its management. At Scissortail Orthodontics, our care extends to addressing TMJ disorders, which can manifest in symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing.

Our treatment for TMJ disorders involves a multifaceted approach that may include specialized splints or retainers, orthodontic adjustments to correct bite alignment, and in some cases, collaboration with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care. By treating the underlying orthodontic issues contributing to TMJ discomfort, we aim to soothe symptoms and improve the quality of life for our patients.


Remote Treatment

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience and time-saving technology are at a premium. At Scissortail Orthodontics, we’ve embraced these trends by offering remote orthodontic care through innovative teledentistry solutions. Whether you’re a busy professional or a parent juggling various responsibilities, remote orthodontic consultations can bring our expertise right to your doorstep.

Our remote treatment options are particularly beneficial for patients with minor orthodontic issues seeking to fine-tune their smile. By using advanced software to monitor progress and provide virtual check-ups, we can make the orthodontic experience more accessible and less intrusive. This approach is also ideal for on-the-go individuals who require flexibility in their orthodontic care.

However, it’s important to note that not all treatments are suitable for remote care, and a comprehensive initial evaluation at our office is typically necessary to determine the best approach for your treatment plan.

Common Appliances

The road to a healthy, beautiful smile often continues beyond the removal of braces. To maintain the proper alignment achieved through orthodontic treatment, the use of appliances and retainers is crucial. At Scissortail Orthodontics, we believe that securing the investment made in your smile is just as important as the initial treatment itself.

Palatal Expander

At Scissortail Orthodontics, every treatment we present is a stepping stone towards not just a more beautiful smile, but a healthier, more confident you. Among these treatments, palatal expanders play a crucial role, especially for our younger patients. It’s a foundation-laying process that ensures optimal results in orthodontic care, aligning with our commitment to exceptional outcomes and an unwavering obsession with quality.

In the heart of our practice lies a deep-rooted belief in proactive care. Palatal expanders are instrumental in this approach, addressing dental crowding and misalignments early on. They work by gradually widening the upper jaw to ensure there’s enough room for permanent teeth to emerge in their correct positions. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of a smile but also its functionality, fostering healthier oral habits and promoting better breathing pathways.

Space Maintainer

Space maintainers are an integral component of orthodontic care, especially for our younger patients at Scissortail Orthodontics. These devices play a pivotal role in managing the dental space following the premature loss of a primary tooth. By effectively holding this space open, space maintainers ensure that the subsequent permanent teeth have the proper room to emerge and align correctly.

A space maintainer is a custom-made appliance designed to ‘save’ a place for a permanent tooth when a child loses a baby tooth prematurely. Without this intervention, there’s a risk that the adjacent teeth might shift into the empty space, leading to overcrowding or misalignment. Such issues could complicate or extend the orthodontic treatment required later on.

Implementing space maintainers at the right moment is crucial for optimal orthodontic outcomes. Our approach is proactive, focusing on early intervention to prevent potential complications down the line. By addressing space issues promptly, we pave the way for a smoother and more effective orthodontic treatment phase, ultimately saving time and resources for our patients and their families.

Retainers For Lasting Smiles

Our practice offers a range of appliances and retainers, each serving a particular purpose in post-treatment care. From Hawley retainers that are easily adjustable to fixed retainers, to more specialized appliances designed for orthodontic relapse, we work closely with our patients to ensure that the best solution is provided for their unique needs.

Proper use of these post-treatment tools, in conjunction with regular follow-up appointments, will help maintain the alignment achieved during orthodontic treatment, preserving your dazzling smile for years to come.

Scissortail Orthodontics is committed to providing a holistic approach to orthodontic care that considers the individual patient in every step of the treatment process. Our focus on advanced technology, community engagement, and a personal touch ensures that each patient receives exemplary care that exceeds expectations.

With our enduring blend of passion, innovation, and community commitment, we are not just a dental practice; we are a family, and our door is open to welcome you into our world. If you’re ready to explore the wealth of possibilities for your orthodontic needs, we invite you to take the next step and join us on this transformative path to a lifetime of smiles.