Trusted DeWitt orthodontics At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing excellent orthodontic care for patients of all ages in DeWitt and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted. We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to meet your needs and desires. Address: 13945 Panther Dr. DeWitt, MI 48820 Phone: (517) 669-5833 Office Hours: Monday: 8am-6:45pm Tuesday: 8am-5pm Wednesday: 8am-5pm Thursday: 8am-5pm Friday: 8am-1pm Your DeWitt Orthodontist MEET LANSING & DEWITT ORTHODONTIST Dr. Ed Grubaugh Dr. Ed Grubaugh is a native of the Lansing area. He grew up on a farm just north of DeWitt and attended St. Johns Public Schools. His desire to become an orthodontist was inspired by his own orthodontic treatment at age 12. Types of treatment Braces Traditionally, braces are one of the most efficient tools an orthodontist has. Made out of ceramic brackets or metal brackets that are attached to the teeth, they're then connected to one another using wires and tiny rubber bands that we call elastics. All of these elements work in harmony with one another to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the positions they need to be in while you check in regularly with our team for adjustments. If you have complex issues with your smile that need to be corrected, braces are an excellent choice. Sometimes, braces can align your teeth and close gaps between them more quickly than other orthodontic treatments might. This may mean less total treatment time for you. In some cases, braces may also come with a more friendly price tag than orthodontic treatment options as well, since they don't require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that other treatments might. Clear aligners Clear aligners are a popular alternative treatment to traditional braces, and for good reason. Invisalign® is one example of a clear aligner system that can gradually straighten your teeth without the need for brackets and wires. Instead, clear aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is custom-fitted to your teeth. To achieve the desired results, you'll need to switch to a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks. It's crucial to wear your aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day to ensure that they work effectively. Not following the instructions can lead to a longer treatment time and reduced effectiveness. Clear aligners are effective for many orthodontic cases, but they may not be suitable for everyone. In complex cases, traditional braces may be a better option. A consultation with our team can help determine which treatment method is best for your unique needs. DeWitt Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile At Grubaugh Orthodontics, our team has years of experience in providing personalized orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages in DeWitt and surrounding areas. We understand that each individual has unique needs, and that's why we take special care to examine factors like the shape of your teeth, lip movement, and the shape of your face to determine the best course of action to achieve your desired results. Whether you're looking to correct crooked teeth, improve your bite, or simply achieve a more confident smile, our team is here to help. To learn more about our personalized orthodontic treatment in DeWitt, schedule your free consultation with Grubaugh Orthodontics today.