Orthodontics for Children, Teens & Adults

We have a variety of options to give you or your child a straight, confident smile

Dr. Grimshaw offers metal and clear braces to help your child achieve a straight and confident smile. She is highly skilled and experienced at providing orthodontic care that focuses on the aesthetics and function of a smile.

Dr. Grimshaw is thorough when diagnosing and treating orthodontic issues. Her approach is to listen closely to what your child has to say before recommending any treatment. Based on your child’s needs and complete oral examination, Dr. Grimshaw will find the best treatment option to address any underlying teeth and jaw problems so that your child can have a healthy and beautiful smile.

Clear Aligners with Invisalign and ClearCorrect

Clear aligners are a series of clear plastic trays that are custom built for your teeth. Virtually invisible, each tray is worn for a specified period of time and will gradually and gently move your teeth into their proper position.

Dr. Grimshaw is a certified Invisalign provider and has years of experience offering Invisalign and ClearCorrect, a similar product, to adults and teens. She is skilled at taking into account any tooth or jaw issues as well as the aesthetics to find the best solution for teeth straightening.

Meticulous Procedure

Dr. Grimshaw uses a meticulous procedure to plan orthodontic treatment. In addition to a doing a full a bite analysis and examination of existing teeth and restorations, Dr. Grimshaw uses the state-of-the-art CEREC system.

CEREC is a machine that allows her to take digital impressions of the entire jaw and use them to create clear aligner trays custom-built for you teeth. The CEREC system is not only precise, it is also more efficient since you don’t have to hassle with mouth impressions or wait for lab results.

Invisalign Teen®

Invisalign Teen are clear aligners designed specifically for teenagers. These nearly invisible aligners are worn for 22 hours a day and are more aesthetic and comfortable than traditional braces. Dr. Grimshaw can determine whether your child is a candidate for Invisalign Teen.

Invisalign Express

If you want to make some minor changes to your teeth, such as straightening out a few teeth in the front of your mouth, you may be a candidate for Invisalign Express. This option is faster and more economical as it involves only a few months and you will not need a full complement of aligner trays.

Clear and Traditional Braces

Dr. Grimshaw has years of experience and training at offering traditional and clear braces for adults, teenagers and children. She will first examine the face, teeth and airways. Based on the results as well as the age of the patient, Dr. Grimshaw will determine whether clear or traditional braces are the best option.

Traditional braces are sometimes the best option, particularly when there is severe misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Luckily, there are options for wire braces are more comfortable than in the past. Dr. Grimshaw offers mini-twin brackets. These braces are 30 percent smaller than traditional wire braces, making them more comfortable to wear and aesthetic.

Dr. Grimshaw also provides self-ligating braces. These braces have special clips that join the braces together. With self-ligating braces there is no need for rubber bands, which makes them more comfortable than wire braces. They also require fewer visits to the dentist.

Dr. Grimshaw has years of experience in orthodontics so no matter what the orthodontic issue is, she is excellent at helping find the best treatment so that you or your child can achieve a beautiful and functional smile.

Early Preventive Orthodontics Treatment

Problems with tooth or bite alignment are easiest to correct while the jaw and teeth are still developing. Preventative treatment can help catch orthodontic problems before they become more serious. She will evaluate your child’s airways and check the growth development of the lower and upper jaws to ensure that the face will grow properly while the teeth are being straightened.

Some of conditions Dr. Grimshaw can treat are difficulties with biting, chewing, or swallowing. She is highly experienced at addressing misaligned, protruding or crowded teeth as well as speech impediments in children.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) condition that Dr. Grimshaw can treat. Not limited to adults, OSA causes a child to stop breathing for a longer-than-normal period while sleeping. OSA prevents your child from getting full and healthy sleep. It deprives the brain of oxygen and puts stress on the heart and other vital organs.

Dr. Grimshaw has extensive training and experience with these orthodontic problems. Early treatment can either eliminate the need for future treatment or make treatment easier and faster in the future.

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.