October 3, 2015
It’s never too late to get the flawless smile of your dreams. Whether you choose traditional bracket and band braces or ClearCorrect aligners, orthodontic treatment at JL Dental offers patients superior smile correction in a friendly dental office setting. Most general dental practitioners don’t offer traditional orthodontic treatment in-office, but JL Dental is committed to providing patients with a wide variety of quality dental care for the whole family. It’s our goal to offer patients the dental services they need in an office they are already comfortable with, and that includes orthodontic
treatments to correct any misalignment.
Metal mouth, brace face, head gear. Traditional braces are often perceived negatively, but it’s no surprise to your Arnold, MO dentist that more adolescent, teen, and adult patients choose this smile correction option every year. Unlike metal braces even a decade ago, the braces we offer today are smaller and less obtrusive. The phrase “low profile” is used to describe some of the newer braces systems that offer excellent results with smaller brackets and bands. While many patients worry about how braces look, low profile braces not only look better, but feel better too because they don’t protrude as far from the surface of teeth. For image conscious adults and teens, we even offer tooth-colored traditional braces for a more conspicuous treatment plan. Bracket and band braces take between 18 and 24 months to correct smile alignment, but the results are predictable and long lasting. Even the most severe orthodontic conditions can be treated with traditional braces.
ClearCorrect Alignment Tray Orthodontics
Patients who wish to utilize a more cosmetically appealing braces system, those whose schedule prevents them from maintaining regular orthodontist appointments, or who lack dexterity to care for braces, may want to consider ClearCorrect. As the name implies, this orthodontic treatment utilizes a series of clear plastic alignment trays to correct alignment. These trays are removed during meals and while brushing and flossing, so there’s no impact on diet or dental care. Patients wear a set of trays for a predetermined time period and replace with the next set in the series, so orthodontist appointments are less frequent and much briefer than those necessary for traditional braces. ClearCorrect treatment is typically completed in under a year, and patients never worry about their appearance as ClearCorrect alignment trays are virtually invisible to the casual observer.
Contact Your Family Dentist Arnold, MO
If you’re interested in smile correction at any age, contact
JL Dental to schedule an orthodontic consultation today. We offer both traditional and cosmetic orthodontic options.
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March 20, 2015
Everyone dreams of having a straight, perfect smile he/she can flash whenever and wherever. Unfortunately, the main option to fix a misaligned set of teeth is the one no one wants to commit to: braces. The metal brackets and unforgiving wiring were the source of jokes throughout school, and upon reaching adulthood, they seem a little childish and ridiculous. So, how do you straighten your teeth without heading to your nearest orthodontist? The answer comes in the form of customizable, clear aligners called ClearCorrect. Lucky for you, Dr. Mears
and his team at JL Dental
are specialists with ClearCorrect.
What the Heck is ClearCorrect?
are essentially clear braces, except they are removable and virtually unnoticeable. How do clear braces work? When you schedule an appointment
at our office, we will conduct an oral examination and map out our mouth, teeth, and gums. These records will be sent to a ClearCorrect laboratory along with the information of your treatment plan, so they can create 3D models and mold the braces. The molds are formed into a series of aligners, which are sent back to the dentist. On your next visit, our team will present the series of aligners and give you a detailed plan on your new treatment.
So, I Just Wear Them?
Exactly! When you receive the entire series of aligners, the dentist will instruct you in which order to wear them and for how long. You will wear the first set, and after the instructed amount of time has elapsed (usually a few weeks), you will move on to the next set. Luckily, you do not have to wear them constantly, as you can remove them to eat, brush your teeth, etc. The dentist will monitor the progress made with the aligners and ensure a natural shift happens within your mouth.
I Think I Want to Try It.
Are you ready to straighten your teeth and achieve smile perfection? Contact us
today and schedule a consultation with our experts. Our office and friendly staff is more than happy to serve those in Arnold, MO, Imperial, Oakville, Barnhart, and the other nearby communities.
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April 14, 2014
Straight teeth and a symmetrical smile are widely considered to be attractive features, but did you know that there are a substantial number of other benefits to having crooked teeth corrected? At JL Dental
in Arnold, MO
, Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears
specialize in helping teens and adults achieve the healthier, more beautiful smiles they want and deserve with comprehensive orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic Treatment for Healthier Teeth and Gums
While many patients tend to focus on the cosmetic role that orthodontic treatment
plays, straightening your teeth actually helps improve and preserve your oral health. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean and leave less room for bacteria and plaque to accumulate. Crowded teeth can be difficult to thoroughly clean, even with regular brushing and flossing.
At JL Dental
, our experienced, skilled dentists understand that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic
treatment. That’s why we treat each and every one of our patients as an individual, catering to their unique needs with a variety of services with one goal in mind: your optimal oral health and wellbeing. We offer both traditional orthodontic braces
clear plastic aligners, giving our patients the advantage when it comes to teeth-straightening treatments.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether your child needs orthodontic braces
to correct misaligned or crowded teeth, or you’re interested in ClearCorrect clear braces
for yourself, Drs. Laura and Jonathan Mears
want to help! At your one-on-one consultation in our Arnold, MO family dental practice,
we’ll assess your teeth, gums, and overall oral health to determine which orthodontic treatment
best suits your needs and lifestyle. We also proudly serve patients from families in the nearby areas of Barnhart, Oakville, Imperial
, and more. Contact us
today to reserve your appointment. We can’t wait to become your partners in your journey to a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile!
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November 22, 2013
Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? JL Dental
in Arnold, MO
has a wide range of cosmetic dental
services to help you transform the appearance of your teeth and boost your confidence. Whether your smile is stained, cracked, chipped, crowded, or misaligned, Dr. Jonathan Mears
and Dr. Laura Mears
are committed to providing customized cosmetic care you’ll love.
Our full list of cosmetic dentistry
Not every service is right for every patient, of course, but you might be surprised at your range of options. During a consultation with our Arnold dental team, we’ll assess your needs and talk to you about your goals. There might be one service that will give you exactly what you’re looking for, or it could be that several options will work. Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears will help you settle on exactly what’s right for you with this very special visit.
For many patients, cosmetic dentistry
has radically changed how they view themselves and how they interact with others. It has also changed how others have seen them, as well. Experience a newfound sense of confidence starting today by calling JL Dental
for an appointment. We love creating beautiful smiles for patients from Arnold
, and beyond.
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