Wermerson Orthodontics Blog
By Wermerson Orthodontics
December 06, 2017
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces   Orthodontics  

Find out if getting braces could finally give you the smile results you’ve been wanting.orthodontics

Are your child’s teeth coming in a bit crooked? Do you wonder if Invisalign treatment may be what you finally need to fix your smile? Whether you are a child or an adult, our Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist, Dr. Chris Wermerson, is here to tell you who could benefit from getting orthodontic treatment.

Here are some dental issues that could be trying to tell you that your smile could be greatly improved through braces:

  • Spacing between teeth
  • Crowding or overlapping teeth
  • Teeth that are twisted or crooked
  • Other misalignments in your smile
  • Difficulties chewing, biting or speaking
  • Misaligned jaws (e.g. overbites; underbites; crossbites)

What types of braces are available?

When people think of braces they most often think about the metal brackets and wires that a lot of children end up getting, but this isn’t the only approach. Of course, metal braces can treat a host of dental malocclusions and they even have the ability to realign jaws to improve smiles, making them a great option for a range of different problems.

However, we also know that teens and adults can often find wearing braces to be rather embarrassing. It’s our goal as your orthodontic expert in Sioux Falls to provide you with braces that fit your lifestyle and make the process a bit easier. If you need traditional braces to get the job done then you may want to opt for a tooth-colored porcelain alternative in which the brackets are clear and the wires can even be tooth-colored.

There are also clear removable aligner systems that can provide you with the straighter results you have been looking for as an adult. While this system isn’t right for children and young teens whose teeth are still developing, once teeth have fully developed many older teens and adults can opt for this nearly invisible orthodontic treatment.

Am I too old to get braces?

While it’s true that the sooner your child gets evaluated for orthodontic treatment the better, this doesn’t mean that there is a cap on what age you can be to get braces. Patients of all ages have finally been able to get the smiles they want through our orthodontic treatments. Whether your child is dealing with a crooked smile or you are an adult who wants to close up gaps between teeth, it’s never too late to get the dental care you deserve.

Are you ready to find out more about braces and which kind could give you the results you want? If so, then it’s time you called Wermerson Orthodontics in Sioux Falls, SD, to schedule your consultation today.

By Wermerson Orthodontics
October 05, 2017
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign  

What's your preference--a straight, attractive, healthy smile, or one that's crooked and less than healthy? Well, of course, your choice Invisalignwould be the first--a great smile. If nature didn't supply you with a perfect set of teeth, Wermerson Orthodontics can help. Orthodontist Dr. Chris Wermerson and his talented staff offer today's favorite choice for a discreet orthodontic correction--Invisalign clear aligners in Sioux Falls, SD. These comfortable, discreet and highly effective appliances improve the smiles of qualified teens and adults. Learn the details about this innovative system here.

Reasons to straighten your teeth

Why are well-aligned teeth healthier? For one thing, they are easier to brush and floss. Additionally, misaligned teeth experience extra physical pressures, causing undue tooth wear, painful jaw joints and even earaches and headaches.

Plus, the American Association of Orthodontists states that a straighter smile is a more beautiful smile, adding to self-esteem, self-confidence which can lead to career advancement. A great smile can give you an extra edge in our competitive world.

A different way to straighten your teeth

While traditional braces are needed for complex orthodontic cases, your orthodontist may suggest Invisalign for you if you are an older teen or adult. The procedure allows you to show off your smile while straightening it, and most people may not even know you have braces.

Invisalign clear acrylic aligners in Sioux Falls re-align smiles with mild to moderate problems such as:

  • Overjet (protruding front teeth)
  • Tooth tipping
  • Tooth rotation
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Gaps
  • Crowding

Besides being versatile, Invisalign clear aligners come in customized pairs, totaling 18 to 30, depending on the care plan. The patient wears each pair for about two weeks and then advances to the next pair as prescribed.

Easy to clean with a non-abrasive toothpaste, the appliances are removable for brushing and flossing, meals and picture taking. The typical Invisalign patient wears aligners for about a year.

Qualifying for Invisalign

If Invisalign sounds interesting to you, why not come to Wermerson Orthodontics for a consultation. Dr. Wermerson will examine your teeth and gums, take digital X-rays and impressions of your teeth that he will use to custom-craft each aligner specifically for you!

As you wear the aligners, your teeth will shift into healthier and more attractive positions. Plus, you will visit your dentist only every four to six weeks for a simple check on your progress and to receive your next pairs of aligners.

Learn more

Contact Wermerson Orthodontics for a free consultation in Sioux Falls, SD. Bring your questions to Dr. Wermerson and learn how your smile can improve with Invisalign and orthodontics. Call (605) 274-0555.

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555
 


Wermerson Orthodontics is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics
 

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at 

www.mylifemysmile.org.

Do your kids love to run?

Were sponsoring a Wermerson Orthodontic Youth Dash!  The Wermerson Orthodontics Youth Dash is a free event for kids 14 and under. It will be a 100 meter dash on September 9th, 2017 the day of the Sioux Falls Marathon expo.

To sign up click on this link:  http://www.siouxfallsmarathon.com/youthdash/.

There is also a link on our Facebook page Wermerson Orthodontics.

Were looking forward to seeing you on race day!

 

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



Wermerson Orthodontics is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.

By Wermerson Orthodontics
July 08, 2017
Category: Orthodontist

Are you looking for something fun to do with your family today?  Come checkout Family Fest today and hang out with the Wermerson Orthodontics team and Dr. Chris Wermerson the orthodontist at the Sioux Falls Fairgrounds from 9-4 today July 8th.  

 

Family Fest is a daylong, outdoor summer event that provides current and future parents an opportunity to discover resources that will strengthen, teach, and entertain themselves and their children ranging in age from babies to high school students. Family Fest is dedicated to providing area consumers with one stop access to the most respected local, state and national companies and organizations that specialize in growth and development assistance, products and services. Family Fest is dedicated to the success and celebration of the family with this active and enthusiastic event in an environment that is fun and entertaining for the whole family. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or visit: familyfestsf.com

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



American Association of Orthodontics

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.

By Wermerson Orthodontics
June 06, 2017
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Orthodontics  

Find out about the makeover braces have received over the years from your Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist.orthodontics

It seems that for centuries people have been trying to obtain the perfect smile. Desiring straighter smiles has been around since the ancient Egyptians. While the teeth-straightening methods were different around the globe, they all had one very similar purpose in mind—to give people a straighter set of teeth.

The Beginning of Braces

The American Association of Orthodontists reported that orthodontics have been in practice as early as 1,000 BC. Archaeologists found Greek and Etruscan orthodontic-like appliances that showed that dental cosmetics were particularly important during this time period.

Romans also began to try their hand at teeth straightening. In fact, they even designed a device that looks similar to modern-day braces. Again archaeologists excavated burial sites and found that many skeletons possessed gold wires that were attached to brackets. The gold wire was used to keep the teeth from moving and shifting out of proper alignment.

The First Braces Invented

It wasn’t until the early 1900s that the word “braces” was even used. However, while the term “braces” was now being thrown about, the device itself didn’t look the same as the braces we’ve come to know today. In the early 20th century, dentists would actually wrap each individual tooth with a band. These bands were connected by a wire, which was adjusted accordingly to apply force to the teeth to slowly shift them back into place.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that braces got a significant makeover. During this time, dental adhesives were invented, which were used to adhere brackets to teeth. Now dentists didn’t have to wrap each individual tooth. Also, braces were being created primarily with stainless steel rather than gold or silver, which make the treatment less costly.

Even the ccept of invisible braces was being toyed with in the 70s. However, it wasn’t until 1997 that invisible braces received the focus and acknowledgment that it deserved. With the birth of Invisalign—the clear removable retainers that straighten teeth—a new form of orthodontics was born.

Modern-day Orthodontics

From traditional metal braces to clear aligners, such as Invisalign, your Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist, Dr. Chris Wermerson, is sure you will find an orthodontic treatment to fit your needs and lifestyle. We would be happy to sit down for a consultation to see what could benefit your smile the most.

 Call Dr. Wermerson in Sioux Falls, SD, at (605) 274-0555 to schedule your next appointment with us.

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS

Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



American Association of Orthodontics
 

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.



 





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