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Orthodontics in Peoria, IL

If your crooked teeth or unsightly gaps in your smile make you want to hide from the world, dental orthodontics could be your ticket to a brand new you.

Orthodontics Definition

Orthodontics is a separate branch of dentistry that manages problems relating to the position of the teeth and jaw. Misaligned teeth and bite problems affect far more than your appearance. These conditions can lead to periodontal disease and increase the risk of tooth decay. In some cases, they can even cause headaches, jaw pain, and problems chewing or speaking properly. Professional orthodontics in Peoria can give you a healthier mouth as well as a beautiful smile.

What Is a Family Orthodontist?

Specialists in the orthodontics field are called orthodontists or family orthodontists. Orthodontics providers receive two additional years of training after completing four years of dental school. As highly trained specialists, they treat children and adults of all ages using various types of orthodontic systems and devices that reposition teeth over time. If you or your child needs braces, retainers, or other corrective devices, your general dentist will refer you to an experienced orthodontics provider.

What Conditions Does an Orthodontist Treat?

An orthodontic specialist treats and resolves the following common conditions:

  • Tooth rotation
  • Malocclusion
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Improper tooth crowding or spacing
  • Underbite, overbite and crossbite
  • Advanced malocclusion

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment

After conducting a careful exam and determining the extent of your problems, your orthodontics specialist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget. Possible treatment options include traditional orthodontic braces, invisible aligner trays, space maintainers, surgery, night guard devices, and other solutions. Most orthodontics treatments require months of therapy to achieve optimal results, but your provider will monitor your progress carefully throughout the process.

How Much Does Orthodontics Treatment Cost?

The price of orthodontics treatment depends on many factors including the extent of your dental problems, the length of time it will take to correct them, and the treatment options your choose. If you’re concerned that your treatment won’t fit comfortably into your budget, we can help. Contact us today to discuss our special discounts, convenient payment plans, and other flexible options. We’ll be happy to help make sure your orthodontics in Peoria are affordable and a possibility for you and your family.

Is It Difficult to Find an Orthodontist Near Me?

The position of your teeth and jaw can have profound effects on your appearance, your self-confidence, and your ability to chew and speak correctly, so finding the right dentist orthodontist is important. A great orthodontics team will work with you closely to determine the best treatment options for your budget and your lifestyle. If you or your family members need orthodontics treatment, we can help you find skilled providers in your area to meet your needs in the most cost-effective and efficient way. Contact us today to find an orthodontist and get started on the path to your new smile.

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On qualifying purchases made with your CareCredit credit card. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 24 months. Fixed monthly payments are required until paid in full and based on repayment over 24 months. Monthly payment shown above is with this financing offer. Required payments may or may not pay off the purchase before the end of the promotional period.

*Must mention this offer to receive discount. Valid on standard 24-month orthodontic treatment for adults or children. Not valid for previous treatment or treatment already begun. Free consultation included. May not be combined with any other offer, discount or reduced-fee program. Hawley retainer included, specialty brackets or retainers are additional. Free consultation included. May not be combined with any other offer, discount or reduced-fee program. Erin Shanahan, DMD. ADA 9310, 8660, 8080/8090 Valid 60 days after receipt. The above-listed Practice complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

**CareCredit monthly payment shown should allow you to pay in full the corresponding Amount Financed within the 24 Month Payoff Period if this is and will be the only balance on your account during the promotional period and you make your monthly payment by the due date each month. If you have any additional balance on your account at any time during the promo period, the monthly required payment applicable to those balances will be added to the fixed payment required and such balance may impact how payments are applied to your promotional purchase.

***No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within the 24-month promotional period. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. 24 fixed monthly payments are required equal to 4.1667% of initial promotional purchase amount until promotion is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded up to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance, except the fixed monthly payment will apply until the promotion is paid in full. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 26.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreements for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. See provider for details.

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