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Treatment Info


When you’re ready to explore all of the options available in orthodontics, Maginnis Orthodontics is a great place to start. Dr. Maginnis is a leader in orthodontics, and that means there’s no better place to get the answers you need to make the right decision for your family. No matter your age, we have options that can be custom fit not only to your teeth – but to your life, school and work.

We’re also committed to making the very best treatment affordable so you never need to compromise between quality and affordability. Maginnis Orthodontics has a number of flexible payment options including interest-free financing and we will work with you to maximize any insurance benefits you have.http://maginnisorthodontics.com/contact-us/

Treatment for Younger Kids

We encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7.

In some cases, Dr. Maginnis will recommend early, interceptive treatment. With early treatment he can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal issues that, left unchecked, may require more invasive approaches in the future. However, in many cases, we recommend putting off treatment until the child has all of his or her adult teeth.

If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. These very important growth and development appointments are provided free of charge.

Options for Adolescents

TeensTexting Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are easy to identify. We can often take advantage of the remaining growth years to make the necessary orthodontic corrections and create an exceptional smile for your child. A lot of our adolescent patients are excited to get braces. In fact, it has kind of become a cultural right of passage. These days we see more and more parents choosing to get their braces or Invisalign while their kids are in treatment.

Teen & Adult Treatment

Whether you choose metal or clear braces, hidden braces or Invisalign, at Maginnis Orthodontics you’ll have the benefit of Customized Smile Design. Like fingerprints, your smile is unique - and so is our computerized system that combines digital orthodontic treatment planning with specially made brackets and wires tailored to your specific dental anatomy. It's called Insignia, and it's one of several leading edge treatment approaches available here. InvisableBracesSmile

With Invisalign®, Dr. Maginnis creates a personalized treatment plan that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth gradually into position. Patients love Invisalign because the aligners are comfortable, removable and virtually invisible. These aligners are worn 24 hours a day and removed only for eating and tooth brushing.

Invisalign aligners give you freedom to eat whatever you want, brush and floss normally – and get a great smile without braces. Invisalign is effective for adults as well as teens. You can find out more when you schedule your initial, complimentary exam.