Braces & Invisalign in Lancaster
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A Trusted Orthodontist in Willow Street
Dr. Howard moved to Lancaster with his family in 2002 and has worked diligently to establish the region’s premier orthodontic practice. His focus on clinical excellence has led to continuous improvements in the standard of orthodontic care.
Dr. Howard takes pride in every smile he helps create, implementing the latest in 3D imaging and precision appliance design to make a spectacular smile.
After his training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Howard attended his orthodontic residency at the University of Rochester in New York where he was also awarded a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology.
He returned to Pennsylvania to purchase a practice first established in 1921, which he rebranded as Howard Orthodontics. With outstanding academic credentials and a long history of clinical excellence in Lancaster, Dr. Howard and his team continue our practice’s long tradition of excellence.
Dr. Howard enjoys sharing his knowledge with dental students and orthodontic residents. He’s a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches 3D planning in orthodontics and has lectured at numerous schools across the United States and around the world.
Willow Street Braces
Braces in Lancaster County are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Willow Street braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have at Howard Orthodontics. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Willow Street Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Lancaster and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Howard. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Howard at Howard Orthodontics in Willow Street will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Willow Street Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Howard has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Willow Street for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
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