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Lancaster Orthodontist

Go Straight To a Perfect Smile. Braces, Clear Aligners & More

Are your teeth crooked, overlapped, irregular, or gapped? Do you have an over or underbite? Do you suffer from an imbalanced bite or jaw popping and cracking? You might be a great candidate for orthodontic treatments to get your smile looking and feeling beautiful and functioning at peak performance.

And now, thanks to smilebuilderz, you and your kids won’t have to travel between all kinds of dentists and specialists—find everything you need, including a variety of braces options, right at your neighborhood smile home, under the direction of Dr. Nicolaescu, Dr. Faust, and Dr. James.

Orthodontics for All Ages

Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that diagnoses, prevents, and treats facial and dental irregularities to align teeth, jaws, and lips. Issues treated include missing, extra, gapped, or crowded teeth, as well as unbalanced jaw structure or a bad bite. This not only offers a gorgeously straight and perfected smile, it also helps prevent physical health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction, and chewing and digestive difficulties.

Many people think of orthodontics as something for kids and teens, but, actually, orthodontic treatment can help people of any age. Plus, with the modern advancements in orthodontic methodology, braces come in all shapes and sizes—some are even virtually invisible!

FREE Orthodontic Consultation

We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the comfort and beauty orthodontic treatments can offer your family. That’s why smilebuilderz offers free consultations for smiles of all ages.

Your first appointment will involve an evaluation by Dr. Serban Nicolaescu, Dr. Shawn Faust, or Dr. James Arturo to determine what the issues are and what type of treatment would be most effective for you.

We will probably suggest a panoramic x-ray (an x-ray of your entire head, mouth, and jaw) to get a clear picture of what is going on under the surface and evaluate the dental and bone structure.

When your evaluation is complete, we will spend some time talking to you about our findings, offering treatment recommendations, and answering all of your questions. Once your questions have been answered, we will determine if you or your child are ready to begin treatment and explain all of your payment and insurance coverage options as well as our standard fee structure. We don’t want you to leave with any worries or anxieties. Instead, we want you to feel informed, educated, and prepared.

Orthodontic Promotion

When Should Orthodontic Treatment Begin?

Most orthodontic problems are inherited. That means if you had or needed braces, your children probably will too. Other orthodontic issues are caused by accidents or trauma or develop over time because of thumb sucking or the delayed loss of baby teeth.

Whatever the cause, an early start is ideal. We recommend bringing your child to see us as early as three, but beginning braces before the jaw has stopped growing is essential for lasting results. Plus, early treatment results in such benefits as shorter treatment times and improved outcomes since dental braces can mold the bone around the teeth and jawbones as your child continues to grow.
Orthodontic Interceptive Therapy

Because our team includes highly-trained orthodontic specialists, we can offer interceptive therapy for children who display certain oral development issues. Interceptive therapy is offered for children, usually between the ages of six and 10, and treats such things as:

  • Premature tooth loss, helping hold the space for a permanent tooth
  • Congenital dental abnormalities such as transposed teeth, malformed dentition, or missing teeth
  • Habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting that can lead to future dental issues
  • Problems such as crossbite, deep bites, or asymmetries that can cause loss of comfort and function

Adult Orthodontics

We love it when grown-ups come see us for orthodontic correction of their smiles! Adult orthodontics can treat anything from minor aesthetic issues to correcting TMJ pain, gum disease, bone loss, and chewing and digestive difficulties. Talk to us about your options!

Our Braces Options

Because smiles come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and needs, smilebuilderz offers a wide range of braces. Our choices include:

  • Ceramic Braces—Made of a high-tech ceramic material developed by NASA, these braces are less visible and more comfortable option for our adult patients.
  • Damon Braces—smilebuilderz is the only orthodontic practice in the Lancaster area to offer the innovative Damon orthodontic system. Designed to be easy to care for and clinically proven to align teeth and enhance facial aesthetics without extractions or palatal expanders. And because these braces use light, high-tech, shape-memory wires, the need for elastic or metal “ties” is eliminated and teeth are moved faster and require fewer adjustments. That’s right! Damon braces let us correct almost any smile without invasive procedures or constant tightening and still offer an improved aesthetic and functional result.
  • Invisalign—We call these braces “invisible” because, instead of wires, a series of clear aligners are used to straighten your teeth. The aligners are so subtle, most people won’t notice you are wearing them. Plus, they are removable so you can brush and floss as usual, eat what you like, and take them out for special occasions.

Clearly, smilebuilderz is your choice for smiles that go straight from misaligned to healthy and beautiful—conveniently, comfortably, and affordably!

Do you have crooked teeth?
Straighten them with Orthodontic treatments!