We are an orthodontic specialty practice. Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry devoted to straightening teeth and correcting bites or malocclusions. Dr. Schipper has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 1974.
There is no 'one right way' to resolve orthodontic problems. We select the most appropriate treatment and appliance(s) on an individual case-by-case basis.
We will employ one or any combination of the following:
- Growth guiding appliances ( functional eg. Bionator)
- Removable appliances (retainers, bite plates)
- Braces (regular or clear)
- Clear aligners
- Extractions (in conjunction with braces)
- Jaw surgery (non-growing patients)
Dr. Schipper will perform an examination. He will then discuss his findings with you including the nature of the problem, the treatment required and the best time to start the treatment. Our treatment co-ordinator, Colette, will discuss fees, payment options and appointment scheduling with you at this same visit.
Most orthodontic problems can be treated in 18 - 36 months, with a retention period following to allow the teeth to settle into their corrected positions.