Orthodontic Treatment in Annapolis & Calvert

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Beautiful, Straight Smiles for the Entire Family

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We offer a wide array of orthodontic treatment that can correct both aesthetic issues and bite problems in kids, teenagers and adults.

Teeth straightening can improve a person’s smile and dramatically boost their confidence. However, tooth misalignment is not just a cosmetic issue—crooked or gapped teeth can make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean. This can result in gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health issues. Additionally, a bad bite can give you headaches and jaw problems that can seriously diminish your quality of life.

We offer a wide array of orthodontic treatments that can correct both aesthetic issues and bite problems in kids, teenagers and adults. Dr. Schultheis has helped many patients achieve straight, beautiful smiles. We also have an orthodontic specialist in our office, giving us the ability to help any patient, from simple to complex cases, achieve a great smile.

To find out which orthodontic solution will work best for you, your child or teen, Dr. Schultheis provides a complimentary consultation and evaluation.

To make an appointment, call 410‑257‑7200 (Calvert), 410‑257‑7200 (Annapolis) or click here to request an appointment online.

Orthodontic Treatment for Kids & Teens

Tooth and bite alignment issues are most easily corrected when the jaw and teeth are still growing and developing. Our orthodontic and pre-orthodontic services for kids and teens will give your child a great smile and set them up for a lifetime of good oral health:

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    We provide early orthodontic treatment using the Myobrace system.

    Early Orthodontic Treatment—Dr. Schultheis uses the revolutionary Myobrace® system to provide preventive pre-orthodontic treatment for children and teens aged six to seventeen. Myobrace treatment guides the proper growth and development of the jaws, reducing future orthodontic problems and sometimes eliminating the need for braces altogether.

  • Fastbraces®—Fastbraces can be used for patients of all ages, straightening teeth in half the treatment time, as compared to traditional braces! Thanks to a patented triangular bracket design, both the crowns and the roots of the teeth are moved simultaneously, using low, gentle forces.
  • Invisalign Teen®—Invisalign Teen is a system of clear, removable aligners especially designed for teenagers. The aligners are worn for 22 hours a day and can be removed for eating, brushing, or for taking photos. The aligners are barely visible and most patients find them comfortable to wear.
  • Traditional Braces—Some young patients will do better with traditional braces. Dr. Schultheis works with our orthodontist for our traditional braces treatment.

 Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is not limited to children and teenagers. It is never too late to straighten your teeth and get the smile of your dreams. We offer a number of teeth straightening options for adults. After an exam and personal consultation, Dr. Schultheis can recommend the best options for you.

  • We provide orthodontic treatment for adults, including using clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth.

    Invisalign® and ClearCorrect Clear Teeth Straightening—Instead of metal braces, Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatments use a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth into their desired positions. The aligners can be removed for eating, cleaning or for taking photos at special occasions. They are barely visible and more comfortable to wear than braces. The length of treatment varies per patient, but takes an average of 12 months.

  • Invisalign Express—If you want to make some small cosmetic improvements to your smile, such as straightening just a few teeth in the front, Invisalign Express may be a great solution for you. Treatment time is generally three months or less, and because fewer aligners are needed, Invisalign Express is more economical than a full course of Invisalign.
  • Six Month Smiles®—Six Month Smiles is a system of braces that was designed to straighten only the front teeth that are visible in the smile. It uses tooth-colored wires and brackets that make the braces less noticeable than traditional braces. Six Month Smiles is suitable for patients aged 16 and up, and treatment time averages about six months. Six Month Smiles can be a good option for patients who need greater front teeth movement than can be accomplished with Invisalign.
  • Fastbraces— The Fastbraces system enables greater tooth movement than either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, and can be used to align both the front and back teeth in half the treatment time, as compared to traditional braces. Using gentle forces, Fastbraces’ special triangular bracket design moves the roots and crowns of the teeth simultaneously, which cuts treatment time in half. You can opt for metal brackets, or clear ceramic brackets, which make the braces less visible.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Crooked teeth and a bad bite are not just a cosmetic problem. Tooth misalignment can have a negative effect on your oral health in many ways. The conditions that can be caused by crooked teeth include:

  • Gum disease
  • TMJ or jaw pain
  • Speech impediments
  • Tooth decay due to difficulty keeping the teeth clean
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Clenching or grinding the teeth
  • Sleep apnea caused by mouth breathing

A straight smile can not only improve your appearance and confidence, it will also set you up for better oral health!

Complimentary Orthodontics Consultation

Explaining to patientIf you would like straighter teeth or have issues with your bite, come in for a complimentary consultation and find out about the treatment options that are suitable for you. You will receive:

  • Full evaluation of your bite
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss treatment options
  • All questions answered

To make an appointment, call 410‑257‑7200 (Calvert), 410‑257‑7200 (Annapolis) or click here to request an appointment online.