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Orthodontics at Monarch Dental

Orthodontists are experts in helping give you a straight, healthy, properly functioning smile. Correcting issues like crowded teeth or overbites doesn’t just boost your self-confidence; it can also improve your oral health and TMJ function.
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What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist with 2-3 years of additional specialized training in treating malocclusions (misaligned teeth and bites.) Most people know that orthodontists fix smiles with braces or clear aligners. However, orthodontic services also improve biting and chewing patterns for better joint movements, digestion, and reduced tooth wear. Additionally, their work allows you to keep your smile clean easier.

Malocclusions or abnormal biting conditions—like crowding, crossbites, overbites, or underbites—significantly increase your risk of dental injuries, TMJ disorder, tooth decay, and gum disease. Our approach to care helps you regain your smile’s confidence and enjoy better oral health.

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Signs You May Need an Orthodontic Treatment

When your teeth align properly, the upper front teeth slightly overlap the lower ones. Similarly, the molars (back teeth) fit together in a way that the cusps of one row of teeth alternate with the teeth on the opposite arch. Any time your jaws do not line up correctly, it can lead to conditions like:

  • Open bites, where one part of your mouth does not close together completely
  • Underbites, where the lower front teeth overlap the upper front teeth
  • Overjets and underjets, where front teeth splay out too far forward
  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Accelerated tooth wear or fractured enamel
  • TMJ pain or disorder
  • Impacted teeth
  • Speech or dietary concerns

Experts recommend screening for orthodontic issues early while a child’s mouth and teeth are still growing and developing. Orthodontic assessments can begin at the age of seven and help promote healthier jaw growth and tooth placement, limiting the need for more complex corrections as an older teen or adult. Even if you never had braces as a child, it’s not too late to straighten your smile.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

The most common treatments provided by our orthodontists include traditional braces and clear aligners. Additional growth modification options are also available on a case-by-case basis.


Conventional braces use fixed brackets and special archwires to bring your teeth into a proper occlusion (bite alignment.) Braces work well for all ages, from young children to teens and adults. They are especially helpful for situations involving moderate to severe bite concerns. Since our team of providers includes board-certified orthodontists, we can provide your family with efficient and affordable braces at a location near you.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are extremely popular with adults and teens since they are a more discreet option. At Monarch Dental, our clear aligners are digitally designed to predictably straighten your teeth comfortably. When you choose clear aligners, you can enjoy easier maintenance and homecare, not to mention eat all of your favorite foods. The transparent design is practically invisible over your teeth, so hardly anyone will know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Fixed Space Maintainer

If your child loses a tooth prematurely, either due to an injury or dental infection, it creates extra space in their bite and other teeth may shift out of alignment. This change in their biting patterns may lead to crooked or impacted teeth. By placing a temporary space maintainer where their missing tooth used to be, our experts can preserve proper spacing until the adult tooth grows out.

Early intervention orthodontics are extremely effective for young patients whose bones and teeth are still growing. Such growth modification measures allow for fewer orthodontic complications and shorter treatment times.

Getting Started with Orthodontics at Monarch Dental

At Monarch Dental, our dentists and orthodontists offer free consultations to help you choose the best treatment for your smile’s needs. Whether you’re looking for clear aligners, want to discuss fixed space maintainers, or want a second opinion about expert orthodontic care, Monarch Dental offers affordable pricing and convenient scheduling at a location near you.

What to Expect During an Orthodontic Treatment?

Every orthodontic procedure begins with a smile evaluation with one of our dentists or orthodontists. During your consultation, we will evaluate your bite for signs of crowding, wide spaces, underbites, overbites, TMJ issues, or other types of malocclusions. From there, we will discuss which straightening options are best for you.

Once you understand your options, we’ll create a plan that outlines your preferred service, pricing options, and financing. In some cases, we can begin your treatment on the same day. For clear aligners, we will use scans or impressions of your teeth to create the custom trays, which are typically available within a couple of weeks.

Throughout your procedure, you’ll return to Monarch Dental once every 6-8 weeks so we can evaluate your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Once your treatment is complete, we will fit you with special retainers to prevent your teeth from shifting out of alignment.

How Much Do Orthodontic Treatments Cost?

This will depend on the type of treatment you choose as well as the severity of your misalignment. If you choose Monarch Dental as your orthodontic provider, you’ll receive expert care that’s also affordable because our specialists partner with general dentists to facilitate convenient, efficient treatments at our various locations. That way, you can save money while achieving a straight smile regardless of your age.

In addition to our competitive pricing on braces and clear aligners, you can save 20-40% on most of our services by joining Monarch Dental’s OneSmile Dental Plan. This program is for patients without dental insurance and offers covered checkups and discounted pricing on procedures.

For our patients with insurance coverage, we accept most PPO and HMO plans. Find a list of major insurance plans accepted near you with our convenient zip code tool.

Monarch Dental Flexible Payment Plans

Even with insurance, affording braces or clear aligners may still be a burden for many families. That’s why Monarch Dental offers affordable monthly payment plans for you or your child. Whether you choose to finance all or a portion of the treatment, you can rest assured knowing it will fit your budget.

Schedule a Free Orthodontic Consultation

Schedule a complimentary orthodontic evaluation to determine which type of straightening treatment is right for you. At the time of your consultation, our experts will provide you with a detailed care plan, including the length of your treatment and pricing options. You’ll know exactly what to expect before committing. What do you have to lose? Call us today to schedule.
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