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Orthodontics – Lansing, MI

Creating Healthier, Straighter Smiles

Children and adults have trusted Dr. Hagerty’s advanced training in state-of-the-art solutions to close gaps, relieve crowding, correct bite misalignments, and give patients straighter smiles. Dr. Hagerty can use traditional orthodontics in Lansing or Invisalign to correct your alignment, depending on your mouth's specific needs, your age, and your personal preferences. Schedule an orthodontics and Invisalign consultation at our Lansing office, and together, we’ll determine which method is right for you, your child, or both! Simply contact our Lansing practice to begin your journey to a radiant new look.

Benefits of Orthodontics

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When it comes to achieving a straighter smile, you will find that the benefits are many. Whether it has been months or years of living with a less-than-perfect smile, Dr. Hagerty and his team can discuss your options and create a personalized treatment plan that will, in the end, have you enjoying all the benefits a straighter smile has to offer, some of which include:

  • Improved dental health: With orthodontics, your risk of decay, gum disease, excessive wear and tear, and chronic jaw pain are minimized. As your braces work to shift your smile in the right direction, you will begin to notice a difference in the health and appearance of your smile.
  • Greater self-esteem: When you look good, you feel good. A straighter smile that is achieved with orthodontics makes it possible to exude the confidence you need to land that job interview. It may also help your teenager to feel less insecure about themselves during one of the more socially difficult times in a young person’s life.
  • Reduced risk for systemic issues: Since your dental health is closely connected to your overall wellbeing, your heart, brain, lungs, and other areas of your body can see an improvement when your smile is healthy and properly cared for.
  • Additional money in your account: While orthodontics is not a cheap dental solution, the time you spend wearing braces will decrease the time and money you would spend later on to fix many of the problems poor alignment and crooked teeth can cause.

Traditional Orthodontics

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For children and young teens, Dr. Hagerty often suggests traditional orthodontics, or braces, to straighten a smile and ensure proper jaw alignment. Wires threaded through brackets bonded to the front of teeth exert gentle, constant pressure to gradually move teeth into their desired position. Treatment time varies and can range from 12 to 24 months, depending on the patient’s age and orthodontic needs. Dr. Hagerty will explain the importance of orthodontic therapy to your child so that they can fully understand the importance of following treatment instructions and maintenance. We are partners in your and your child's health care.

Invisalign Clear Braces

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Would you rather opt for a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth? Older teens or adults often want a more discreet way to straighten their smile. Invisalign in Lansing is an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontics. Instead of wires and brackets, you’ll wear nearly invisible acrylic aligners to comfortably shift your teeth into proper alignment. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to brush your teeth, eat a meal, or attend a special event. You’ll receive a series of aligners that you’ll switch out every couple of weeks to gently and discreetly straighten your teeth. You can expect to achieve your ideal smile in 6 to 18 months. You deserve it!

Learn More About Invisalign

Schedule a Consultation Today!

Call us today to schedule an orthodontics and Invisalign consultation at Lansing Elite Dental. Dr. Hagerty uses orthodontics and Invisalign to improve the oral health of patients who come from all over Michigan, including those from Lansing, Grand Ledge, Holt, Okemos, East Lansing, and nearby communities. If this is going to be your first visit to Lansing Elite Dental, please take a moment to briefly review the information on our new patients page. Dr. Hagerty and our team look forward to helping you improve your health and self-image with orthodontics and Invisalign.