Orthodontic Treatments in Sarasota

Beautiful, Straight Smiles

Teeth straightening can work wonders to enhance your smile and improve your self-esteem. Straight teeth also have health benefits: gaps in teeth and crooked teeth provide places for bacteria to grow and make it more difficult to keep those areas clean, which can result in tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. A misaligned bite can also create jaw pain and headaches.

We provide several teeth-straightening treatments that can fix crooked teeth and a misaligned bite in adults and teenagers with all of their adult teeth. Dr. Strickland has over 20 years of experience changing dull or damaged smiles into beautiful, straight smiles. He will find out what your smile goals are and will tailor an orthodontic treatment plan aimed to reach those goals, in the most efficient, healthiest manner for you.

Come in for a Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation and find out which of our orthodontic solutions are right for you or your teen.

Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

Invisalign® Teen®

If your teenager is in need of orthodontics due to crooked teeth or bite-alignment problems, and they don’t like the idea of wearing metal braces for a long time, there is an option for them. We provide Invisalign Teen, which straightens teeth using the same method as Invisalign, with virtually invisible aligner trays.

Invisalign Teen corrects teeth and bite problems using a series of clear removable aligners. The aligners can be taken out to eat, to brush and to floss. The Teen version of Invisalign comes with six free replacement trays, and each aligner has a compliance tracker built in, which allows Dr. Strickland to see how often your teenager is wearing the aligner trays.

Learn more about Invisalign Teen.

Orthodontics for Adults

Invisalign Clear Teeth Straightening

Invisalign is an effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Your teeth are gradually moved into their correct alignment using a series of removable, clear plastic aligner trays. The aligners are completely removable, so you can eat, brush and floss without the restrictions of brackets and wires. The type of plastic used is virtually invisible and is very comfortable. Invisalign takes an average of 12 to 18 months to move the teeth into their final position.

Dr. Strickland is a Preferred Invisalign Provider.

Learn more about Invisalign.

Six Month Smiles®

Six Month Smiles is an easy, safe and effective teeth straightening option for adults. It uses clear wires and brackets to straighten the visible teeth in your smile — in about six months. This is an attractive option for anyone looking for a way to straighten their teeth without metal braces, and in a short amount of time. It is also an economical alternative to other orthodontic treatments.

The treatment begins with impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to the lab. The lab creates your custom clear brackets and wires and pre-positions them to make the placement easy. Because Six Month Smiles uses low force to gently move teeth, it is more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

The appointments with Dr. Strickland are fast and comfortable, and in six months you will have a beautiful smile, worthy of showing off at every opportunity!

Dr. Strickland is a certified Six Month Smiles provider.

MTM® Clear•Aligner

MTM Clear•Aligner is a fast, effective and economical teeth-straightening option for anyone who has all of their permanent teeth. “MTM” stands for “minor tooth movement” and, as the name indicates, is used when only minimal tooth movement is required. It employs a series of BPA-free, clear and comfortable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners can be removed to eat, drink hot liquids, brush and floss. Depending upon your individual case, the treatment can take as little as three to six months.

After your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Strickland can let you know if you are a good candidate for MTM Clear•Aligner treatment.

Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation

If you think your smile can benefit from orthodontics, come into our office for a Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation. Your consultation will include:

  • An evaluation of your bite
  • Digital photos and X-rays
  • Panoramic X-rays
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss treatment options
  • All questions answered

To schedule an appointment, call 941-213-1077 or click here to request an appointment online.

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