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Stickables, The Newest Accessory for Your Child’s Smile

If you’re a parent of a little one, you’re going to want to know about Stickables. They’re the newest release by Invisalign – the leading manufacturer of clear orthodontic aligners – and your kiddo is going to be interested. While many parents come to our practice with teens, we (and the American Association of Orthodontics) actually advocate having your child seen by age 7. 

Why? At this early age, a trained orthodontic eye can spot development and, in certain cases, begin treatment that will ease and shorten your child’s overall need for orthodontic work. 

But, getting back to the point: What are Stickables? Stickables are fun stickers that are specifically designed to decorate your child’s Invisalign aligners. They’re non-toxic, totally safe, and super fun! Below are some of the reasons we at, O’Neill Orthodontics, love them too:

  • Our youngest patients can have fun customizing their aligners to show off their treatment and new smile
  • Stickables give kids a sense of control and autonomy in their treatment
  • They allow you, the parent, to embrace your kid’s unique style – strengthening your relationship during the difficult tween years and increasing their self-confidence.
  • Less commitment – more style. Remember the fun of picking your bracket colors for halloween only to wish they were something new come November? Stickables can swap out with each aligner – 2 weeks tops!  And, unlike colored bands on brackets, your child can swap out their designs on their own, as often as they’d like!
  • Harder to lose – not quite invisible means these aligners are less likely to get tossed in a napkin at the lunch table and subsequently trashed. Translation for grown-ups: less money spent on replacement aligners
  • Bottom line: Invisalign stickables makes wearing aligners fun!

At O’Neill Orthodontics, we are always working to create a fun environment where we build real relationships with our patients and their families. Your child’s self confidence along with a healthy smile are of utmost importance – it’s one of the reasons we love Stickables. 

If your child is approaching their 7th birthday (or if it’s already passed) and their smile is begging for some stickables style – contact our practice. We offer complimentary consultations – virtually or in-person – and will build a customized treatment plan based on your child’s needs. We have flexible financing and low down payments. We can’t wait to meet you! 

At O’Neill Orthodontics we focus on your child’s individual needs – there is no universal treatment plan for tiny mouths. We will work with your child and your family to create a treatment plan that addresses your child’s best interests. 

Our unique office is located in New Freedom, PA – we’re an easy drive for all our PA and Maryland patients and provide top-notch care in a sophisticated, tech savvy office. Dr. Nancy O’Neill is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a graduate of the University of Maryland. If you’re looking for excellence, you’re looking for O’Neill Orthodontics. We can’t wait to meet you. 

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation! Click below to request an appointment:

Click here to purchase more Stickables: www.invisalignaccessories.com

Introducing the Planmeca Promax 3D at O’Neill Orthodontics

INTRODUCING THE PLANMECA PROMAX 3D
Next-gen imaging is the standard at O’Neill Orthodontics

O’Neill Orthodontics is committed to excellence in patient care, and that includes practicing responsible imaging. We never take unnecessary x-rays and when we need deep images we now have the industry’s lowest radiation dental imaging technology: the Planmeca Promax 3D.

We’ve made this investment because we care about accuracy and comfort.

The 3D imaging system allows us to see your anatomy in three-dimensional detail. It can be enlarged, rotated, and divided in any direction, thus revealing critical information not always seen in 2D images. Having this kind of technology at our fingertips allows us to better diagnose and treat a wide variety of issues with accuracy and predictability. Its intelligence system also eliminates the need to retake images due to excessive movement.

Best of all, taking an x-ray with our new Planmeca unit is a very comfortable experience. You can either stand or sit in the unit while the imaging carousel revolves around your head. It takes only a few moments and for those patients who have a gag reflex, this offers an excellent alternative to bulky sensors inside your mouth. 

The next time an x-ray image is needed, we will most likely use our new imaging system. It will provide you with a unique and comfortable imaging experience while allowing us to deliver the excellent patient care you and your family deserve.

Call (717) 235-0559 or click here to schedule your next appointment and ask about this exciting new state-of-the-art technology, or start your virtual appointment right away by clicking here.

About O’Neill Orthodontics

At O’Neill Orthodontics, Dr. Nancy O’Neill and her team offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments, with innovations to renew your smile’s health and appearance. The team at O’Neill Orthodontics is enthusiastic about helping patients achieve their smile goals, setting the standard for high-quality orthodontic care. 

INBRACE at O’Neill Orthodontics

Looking for a truly invisible way to a better smile?
You’ve found it! Learn more about INBRACE at O’Neill Orthodontics

If you’ve already decided that you want straighter teeth, and you’re wondering if there is a better, truly invisible way… there is. It’s called INBRACE and it’s a new orthodontic treatment offered by O’Neill Orthodontics where the bracket is placed on the inside of the tooth, where it’s completely hidden. With INBRACE you can…

  • Keep it a secret!

INBRACE is put on the inside of your mouth, behind your teeth. Unlike regular braces or Invisalign, INBRACE is completely hidden so it is ideal for creatives, musicians, travelers, and others who enjoy an active and social lifestyle. 

  • Boost your self confidence!

You will have a straighter smile without any wires or clear trays over your teeth, for enhanced self confidence. 

  • Enjoy your lifestyle!

INBRACE is completely convenient because there’s nothing to remove, you’re able to brush and floss normally so there’s no need to stress over threaders and you don’t have to visit the orthodontist as often. It also gives you the freedom to live your normal life while working towards a straighter smile. 

Our unique office is located in New Freedom, PA – we’re an easy drive for all our PA and Maryland patients and provide top-notch care in a sophisticated, tech savvy office. Dr. Nancy O’Neill is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a graduate of the University of Maryland. If you’re looking for excellence, you’re looking for O’Neill Orthodontics. We can’t wait to meet you. 

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation! Click below to request an appointment:

Invisalign® First at O’Neill Orthodontics: A new orthodontic treatment that can improve children’s smiles as they grow

You may have heard of Invisalign or even Invisalign Teen, but now there’s a treatment designed specifically for your little one’s smile: Invisalign First. These nearly-invisible aligners provide gentle, yet effective care for kids aged 6 to 10.

Invisalign First allows me to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, including crowding of teeth and large gaps between the teeth. Yet Invisalign first offers the added benefits of:

  • Easier brushing and flossing – the aligners are removable!
  • Greater comfort as the system works with aligners and not brackets or wires that can rub and poke
  • Can be implemented even if your child still has baby teeth

Either with Invisalign first or more traditional technologies, early orthodontic treatment has many benefits including identifying and preventing issues before they become more significant problems.

At O’Neill Orthodontics we focus on your child’s individual needs – there is no universal treatment plan for tiny mouths. We will work with your child and your family to create a treatment plan that addresses your child’s best interests.

Our unique office is located in New Freedom, PA – we’re an easy drive for all our PA and Maryland patients and provide top-notch care in a sophisticated, tech savvy office. Dr. Nancy O’Neill is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a graduate of the University of Maryland. If you’re looking for excellence, you’re looking for O’Neill Orthodontics. We can’t wait to meet you.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!

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Lingual Braces Provide Alternative to Traditional Braces or Aligners

Are you considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth but don’t like the idea of traditional braces or plastic aligners? Lingual braces might be an option for you. Lingual braces offer a discrete alternative to other forms of orthodontic treatment. What sets lingual braces apart is in their placement on the back of the teeth.

Why lingual braces?

Patients have many reasons to forgo the traditional braces route. They might be in a professional position and feel braces are too distracting. Or, some adults think they look immature with metal brackets bedazzling their smile. Plastic aligners are a better cosmetic option but they also aren’t for everyone. The idea of removing the aligners and the process of switching them out bothers some people.

If you’re looking for the cosmetic advantages of plastic aligners and the permanence of traditional braces O’Neill Orthodontics has the perfect solution for you. Lingual braces offer the best of both worlds.

There is a growing interest in lingual braces because of these great features, although not every practice offers them. Placement requires additional training and experience. At O’Neill Orthodontics, Dr. O’Neill has the advanced education and experience necessary to treat you with lingual braces.

Treatment with lingual braces

Essentially, lingual braces are like traditional braces but they are placed behind the teeth in order to hide them. The inside or reverse side of teeth are referred to by orthodontists as the lingual side, hence the name. They are also sometimes called “inside braces.”

Lingual braces can correct many of the same problems including misalignments, closing gaps, as well as most orthodontic problems. People who play sports or a wind instrument opt for lingual braces because their placement will not interfere with performance.

The process is also very similar to traditional braces. We take a scan or impression and use that detailed cast to custom brackets for your teeth. We then bond the brackets to the lingual side and then place the wires.

Your lingual braces are permanent but not visible.

Caring for your lingual braces

Cleaning your teeth with lingual braces is just as important as traditional braces. We recommend you brush twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Floss at least once a day. You can also use a water irrigation device (water floss) to flush between brackets and your teeth. Keep up on your regular dental cleanings as well.

Your food choices are also similar to regular braces. Foods that are too sticky or chewie and too hard or crunchy can damage your braces or cause them to become loose, lengthening treatment time.

Are lingual braces right for me?

Lingual braces are not for everyone or for every situation. Dr. O’Neill will help you decide if lingual braces are the right choice. She will explain your options and how they differ from both traditional braces and plastic aligners.

Contact O’Neill Orthodontics today for a consultation to find out more about lingual braces and whether they are a good esthetic option for you.

Our unique office is located in New Freedom, PA – we’re an easy drive for all our PA and Maryland patients and provide top-notch care in a sophisticated, tech-savvy office. Dr. Nancy O’Neill is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a graduate of the University of Maryland. If you’re looking for excellence, you’re looking for O’Neill Orthodontics.

Click below to make a complimentary consultation appointment. We can’t wait to meet you.

*Note: While Dr. O’Neill can spot airway obstruction, she will always refer your teen to a specialist to diagnose. If diagnosed with Sleep Apnea or Airway Obstruction, Dr. O’Neill is certified and an expert with treatment!

Accelerated Orthodontics

In our continuous effort to provide the best orthodontic care for our patients, we are excited to include PROPEL® technology in our dental practice. PROPEL® stimulates bone remodeling, allowing the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. This innovative technology allows Dr. Nancy O’Neill to finish treatment more effectively and efficiently. This means less time in treatment for both patients in traditional braces or using Invisalign™ aligners. PROPEL® works with the patient’s own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding the teeth. Patients will finish their treatment with exceptional results in less time and with fewer treatment visits.

What is PROPEL® Orthodontics?
PROPEL® Orthodontics provides innovative devices and procedures to shift teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. The PROPEL® System can be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign® and traditional braces, to help move teeth into the desired position 50% faster than teeth can move with Invisalign® and traditional braces alone. Dr. O’Neill is a PROPEL® Orthodontics provider, so you can enjoy a perfect smile faster than ever before.

Why PROPEL®?
The PROPEL® System uses a procedure called Alveocentesis™ to make orthodontic systems, such as Invisalign® and traditional braces, more efficient. Alveocentesis™ stimulates the production of alveolar bone in the maxilla and mandible, the upper and lower jaw, so as teeth shift into alignment, the bone that holds teeth in place can better adjust to shifting teeth. An increasing number of adults are seeking the variety of orthodontic treatments available to straighten their teeth.

Many adults can receive orthodontic treatments without the worry of bone growth or development and still achieve beautiful results, but severe malocclusion, such as an overbite or cross bite, may provide an added concern during orthodontic treatments. In addition to less bone development, adults heal more slowly, and their teeth shift at a slower rate. PROPEL® Orthodontics can help with all of these factors while on your journey to achieve a perfect smile.

How can PROPEL® Orthodontics help me?
At O’Neill Orthodontics, Dr. O’Neill provides PROPEL® Orthodontics to help facilitate and expedite the orthodontic process, especially in adult patients whose avuncular bone can no longer produce new bone to accommodate shifting teeth. The PROPEL® system will help both your teeth shift and tissues heal faster than they ever could with orthodontic treatment alone. PROPEL® Orthodontics can also help produce faster results in patients whose bone growth is still active, such as in teens and young adults.

With PROPEL® Orthodontics, Dr. O’Neill can help:

Shift teeth faster
Heal tissues faster
Stimulate alveolar bone development
Supplement and enhance the process of orthodontic treatments

 

At O’Neill Orthodontics, we strive to make sure every patient has the right treatment plan and options. The benefits of Accelerated Orthodontics, as stated above, are clear – so contact us today to see if you or your child is an ideal candidate. Our consultations are complimentary and we happily accept insurance.

 

Our unique office is located in New Freedom, PA – we’re an easy drive for all our PA and Maryland patients and provide top-notch care in a sophisticated, tech savvy office. Dr. Nancy O’Neill is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a graduate of the University of Maryland. If you’re looking for excellence, you’re looking for O’Neill Orthodontics.

 

Click below to make a complimentary consultation appointment. We can’t wait to meet you.

 

 

*Note: While Dr. O’Neill can spot airway obstruction, she will always refer your teen to a specialist to diagnose. If diagnosed with Sleep Apnea or Airway Obstruction, Dr. O’Neill is certified and an expert with treatment!