Orthodontic FAQs in Bellefontaine, Springfield, and Beavercreek, OH

A smile is the first thing you see when you look at someone. At Dhingra Orthodontics, we want to help you make a lasting impression with your smile!

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the aligning of teeth and roots with braces or Invisalign® to make beautiful smiles for our patients.

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Dr. Dhingra has more than 25 years of experience in straightening teeth, correcting misaligned jaw structure, and improving the function of your smile.

What should I look for when choosing an orthodontist?

Always look for an orthodontic specialist. There are a lot of orthodontic impostors out there these days. Make sure you are seeing someone who specializes in the tooth movement to make sure you get the wonderful smile you are looking for.

Why is visiting the orthodontist so important?

Visiting an orthodontist is important to make sure you are setting yourself up to have a beautiful smile. An orthodontist can also help evaluate how your bite is fitting. A bad bite can cause pain and discomfort, or TMJ issues as you get older.

What’s involved in the first visit?

During your complimentary first visit to our Bellefontaine, Springfield, or Beavercreek orthodontic office, you will meet with one of our front desk staff. They will show you how to sign into your appointments. Then you are placed in our consultation room where you will meet with our treatment coordinator. The doctor will do a thorough exam and will request some records at that time. We will take any records that are needed, including pictures and X-rays. Your doctor will then go over your different treatment options with you, including the costs. At that point, you can take some time to think about your choices or you can start the same day!

What are the most common orthodontic issues you treat?

  • Overbite
  • Crowding
  • Crossbites
  • Spacing
  • Underbites
  • Minor shifting
  • Rotations
  • Dealing with exposures

What treatments do you offer?

We offer many different treatment options for adults and children to best fit each individual’s needs.

  • Metal braces
  • Clear braces
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • VPro5 accelerated treatment
  • PROPEL Orthodontics
  • iTero® 3D digital impressions

Where are you located?

Dhingra Orthodontics offers three locations in Bellefontaine, Springfield, and Beavercreek, with before and after-school appointment times for your convenience.

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