Welcome to Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics: Your Go-To for South Tampa Braces
At Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, Dr. Dietrich, Dr. Kelso, and the rest of our doctors are committed to providing top-notch orthodontic care. Specializing in braces, we aim to give you the smile you've always wanted.
Types of Braces We Offer
We offer two main types of braces: traditional metal braces and modern clear braces, designed to meet your unique needs and lifestyle.
The Time-Tested Effectiveness of Metal Braces
Metal braces have been the cornerstone of orthodontic treatment for decades. Known for their durability and effectiveness, today's metal braces are more advanced than ever. With smaller brackets and lighter wires, they offer a more comfortable and quicker treatment experience. The use of high-quality materials ensures that they are less noticeable, while still being extremely effective in treating a wide range of dental issues. From simple to complex cases, metal braces provide a reliable and cost-effective solution.
The Discreet Elegance of Clear Braces
For those who seek a less noticeable treatment option, clear braces are an excellent choice. Made from translucent materials, they blend seamlessly with your teeth, offering a discreet way to straighten your smile. Particularly popular among teens and adults, clear braces provide the effectiveness of metal braces without the metallic look. They are ideal for those who want to maintain a natural-looking smile throughout their treatment journey.
Your Journey to a Perfect Smile: The Orthodontic Process
Your journey to a radiant smile starts with a complimentary consultation at our South Tampa office. During this initial meeting, one of our doctors will sit down with you to discuss your orthodontic needs and goals. We'll perform a thorough examination, which may include taking x-rays or digital scans, to get a comprehensive view of your oral structure.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Based on your consultation, we'll develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan will outline the type of braces that are best for you, estimated treatment duration, and a breakdown of costs. We'll walk you through each detail to ensure you're fully informed and comfortable with the proposed plan.
Getting Your Braces On
Once you decide to proceed, we'll schedule an appointment to fit your braces. This appointment typically takes about 1-2 hours. Our skilled team will ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible, explaining each step as they attach the brackets and insert the wire.
Regular Check-Ups and Adjustments
After your braces are on, you'll return to our office for regular check-ups, usually every 4-8 weeks. These visits allow us to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to the wires or brackets. It's also an opportunity for you to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.
Final Steps and Retainers
As you near the end of your treatment, we'll discuss the next steps, which usually involve removing the braces and transitioning to a retainer. Retainers are crucial for maintaining the new position of your teeth and ensuring long-lasting results.
Even after your braces are off, we're still here for you. We recommend periodic visits to check on your retainers and to celebrate your beautiful, lasting smile.
Your Care is Our Priority
At Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, your well-being is our utmost priority. Whether you choose metal or clear braces, you can rest assured that you'll receive exceptional care tailored to your specific needs. Ready to take the first step towards a beautiful smile? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.