Start Your New Smile With a Free Consultation
Your first visit to our Middlebury office will include a comprehensive exam by Dr. Clauss, as well as a series of digital photos, a full-mouth digital X-ray, and possibly a digital iTero scan (“virtual impression”). We’ll use this information to develop a customized treatment plan specific to your needs.
Our Middlebury orthodontic team is committed to helping you understand what to expect from the treatment process. We’ll make every effort to address any questions and concerns you have during your initial visit.
We’ll also take the time to thoroughly discuss our treatment fees, describe our financing options, and help verify your insurance benefits.
Starting your Middlebury Orthodontics Treatment Process
Our Middlebury orthodontic staff work hard to provide a comfortable, warm, and welcoming environment for you. Once your orthodontic appliance has been placed, we’ll schedule follow-up appointments approximately every 4-8 weeks, depending on the type of treatment.
Here at Clauss Orthodontics in Middlebury, we can assist you with correcting a range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Teeth that are crowded
- Teeth that are spaced too far apart
- Missing lateral incisors
- Early orthodontic issues
- Open bite (the front teeth don’t touch)
- Deep overbite (the lower front teeth bite into the palate)
- Underbite (the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth)
- Overjet (protruding front teeth)
Middlebury Orthodontics Treatment Options for Children
There’s no exact minimum age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, but the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic evaluation by no later than the age of seven.
By this age, most children will have a good mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for orthodontists like Dr. Clauss to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems early. This reduces the risk of dental issues becoming more severe and requiring more serious treatment in the future.
Middlebury Orthodontics Options for Teens
If you suspect your teen could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you’re both likely to have questions. You may be feeling nervous about the unknown, and your teen may be feeling worried when considering wearing braces or aligners.
The bulky, uncomfortable metal braces of the past have given way to the smaller, sleeker braces available today. Modern orthodontic appliances are comfortable, stylish, and available in a variety of styles, materials, and colors.
Clauss Orthodontics offers a variety of orthodontic appliances to teens who need corrective treatment. Fixed and removable options are available depending on the individual case. These options include:
Middlebury Orthodontics for Adults
Many adults are now choosing to seek orthodontic care later in life. In fact, about one in five current orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. Modern orthodontics offers multiple discreet but effective ways to straighten adult smiles, including clear braces and clear aligner systems like Invisalign®.
Some of the most common issues we see in adult patients contemplating orthodontic treatment are:
- A bad bite (malocclusion) causing the teeth to fit together incorrectly
- The teeth are too crowded or spaced too far apart
- Any abnormal jaw pain, or pressure caused by crooked teeth
Your Trusted Middlebury Orthodontist
Here at Clauss Orthodontics, we recognize that children, teens, and adults will have different dental needs, each requiring particular attention and care. Dr. Clauss has many years of both dental and orthodontic experience treating varied cases from simple to complex in Middlebury.
Our state-of-the-art facility uses the latest technologies to provide high-quality care that focuses on patient comfort and efficient treatment results. Our talented orthodontic team will work diligently with you to ensure we recommend only the most appropriate treatment for your specific case.