I love my new smile! I am very happy with my results and I am always feeling right at home thanks to the amazing staff! I have told multiple people to check out Dr. Sheffield’s office and that I am very happy!! It is the best!

-  Barbara L.

Because of Tori’s reluctance to smile, we decided it was time to pursue some orthodontic treatment. Her teeth were pretty bad, and definitely affected her self confidence. We were referred by some neighbors, and couldn’t have been more pleased with each visit. The staff were amazing. Her braces are now off, and we are not only happy with the results but proud that her smile is back! Thanks to you all.

-  Ronda N.

I have been very satisfied with the process and particularly the efficiency of the staff and time. It has been a very positive experience for my daughter and I appreciate the care for each and every visit.

-  Jolene C.

We’ve been very pleased with our daughter’s care. The staff has been very friendly and capable, and any emergencies have been quickly accommodated. Our two oldest children now have gorgeous straight smiles, and we’ll definitely be bringing our youngest to Dr. Sheffield as well.

-  Sarah S.

Thank you! Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. It inspires confidence and presence before a word is spoken. Our first child looks amazing and handsome, and now our second child, too. I will spend my life adoring theses two, handsome men and their beautiful smiles!

-  Darlene F.

We have completed Joseph’s second phase with Dr. Sheffield. We are thrilled with the results! Thank you to all the staff who have always been courteous, friendly & helpful. Thank you to Dr. Sheffield for the excellent care and attention to our son’s treatment.

-  Joseph D.

Dr. Rob + Staff were very gentle and kind. It was such a great orthodontic experience. We are very happy with our beautiful new smile. We never felt any pressure to proceed with treatment. The kids really love all the fun prizes and the feeling of fun & family!

-  Havana M.

Our experience has been wonderful here at Dr. Sheffield’s office. All the dental assistants have been extremely wonderful. Sarah has been especially instrumental in this experience for Cecilia. She has always answered all questions, and has demonstrated professionalism and extreme patience with both Cecilia and us. Dr. Sheffield has been very nice to work with, and Cecilia loves his personality. We would like to thank you all.

-  Letty S.

Both my daughters have gone through full orthodontic treatments and both have beautiful smiles. Thanks to the office staff for your organizational skills, setting our appointments to work with school and after school activities. Also making my girls feel comfortable and answering all our questions. Great experience overall and two beautiful smiles to show off.

-  Lynn F.

I had a good experience with my braces. Glad they are off. Some people don’t usually smile with their braces but I was proud and I still am.

-  Haley M.

The staff here are excellent! They always put the patient first and are really sweet. Thanks so much!

-  Amanda H.

My whole family has had braces, except Dad. My Mom trusts this office and so did my brother. Now I do, too. This was a great experience and has taught me what I need to do to keep my mouth healthy. Thank you Dr. Sheffield & staff!

-  Tyler F.

As far as braces go, this experience was much better than my first time when I was a child. The fact that I had to have them again is an indicative of how much they didn’t know 20 years ago. I am confident that this time will be the last time!

The staff are excellent and Dr. Sheffield’s observations and treatment were spot on! I now have a great smile that I have no doubt will last forever. Thank you all!!!

-  Lisa W.

Early Treatment

When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

What are the advantages of interceptive treatment?

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.

Why should malocclusions be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems:

  • Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.

Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – it creates a healthier you.

  
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