Teeth-alignment problems are not only a cosmetic concern — they can also lead to oral- and whole health-related issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing, and chronic headaches. At Fresh Dental, Hickory dentists Drs. Thayer Bouali, Joti Johal, and Richard Dunning detect potential alignment issues as early as possible in order to best protect your overall health and quality of life, then identifies the best orthodontic solution to treat it.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects a vast array of dental conditions such as crowding, protruding/poorly spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and other misalignments. Like an orthodontist, Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning have extensive experience realigning crooked, overlapping, and gapped teeth using orthodontics, and they can prevent potentially serious problems from occurring. This allows the patient to receive convenient treatment from their dentist and potentially avoid the inconvenience of having to be referred to an orthodontist.
Fresh Dental’s Orthodontics
The term “orthodontics” most likely evokes images of silver and gray wired braces attached to a teenager’s teeth, along with an endless number of trips to the orthodontist. But modern-day orthodontics allow us to provide some teeth-straightening orthodontic treatments — most of which are clear or nearly invisible — along with routine, restorative, and cosmetic care. Our orthodontic treatments include:
Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth over the course of 12 months
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How long does it take to straighten teeth?
A: At Fresh Dental, we have many teeth-straightening solutions available for patients of all ages, including solutions that are nearly invisible and can significantly change your alignment in as little as six months. The time it will take to straighten your teeth largely depends on the severity of your condition.
Q: What are invisible braces?
A: Like an orthodontist, we are able to straighten your smile with tooth-straightening systems that are nearly invisible, such as Invisalign. Both of these systems use clear materials (i.e., clear brackets and wiring, and removable aligners) that are discreet and comfortable.
Q: Does everyone need braces?
A: No. Only patients with misalignment problems need to wear braces. The best way to find out if you or your child will need braces is to call and set up an appointment for a consultation with Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning.
For more information about our orthodontics, call (828) 270-3007 to schedule a consultation with our Hickory dental office, and take one step closer to a straighter smile today!
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Love the staff and dentist here at FreshDental!!
I am so thankful to Dr. Johal and her professional staff. She was able to care for me knowing that financially I would take a long time to come through and when other dentists would not want to bother, since I had just been through chemo treatment. Thank you so much Dr. Joti!
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I would like to give a shout out for Fresh Dental Hickory , I had a great experience , not knowing what I was gonna face. My Hygienist ( Shannon) Done a teeth cleaning ,she was gentle ,and also in the areas I had a sensitive tooth. Shannons ,work and her personality is great. Also Shari the Dental Assistant that worked with Dr. Joti Johal was both great !!!!I had X-rays and a filling filled.. They explain everything to you before doing anything. I recommend fresh dental Hickory , to anyone including someone never been to a dentist and is scared. Even to the office ( April ) she’s great... Thank all of you for a good experience.. Lisa.
Dental Services Offered at Hickory NC FRESHDental
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Dental Services
- Family Dentist
- Fixed and Removeable Bridges
- Fluoride Treatment
- General Dentistry
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Hygiene Services
- Inlays and Onlays
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Root Canals
- Smile Design Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth Fillings
- Wisdom Teeth Removal