Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake and her staff are committed to providing patients with the latest orthodontic techniques while delivering the utmost in personal care.
The primary focus of the practice is to work with our patients to obtain a healthy and beautiful smile, taking oral and facial harmony into consideration. As a specialty practice in orthodontics and dental-facial orthopedics, Dr. Spannhake's goal is to provide consistently excellent orthodontic treatment to children, adolescents and adults in a gentle and caring environment.
We utilize the most modern and technologically advanced materials and methods available and offer contemporary braces and appliance systems, as well as Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Propel Accelerated Orthodontics, Zoom Cosmetic Tooth Whitening, and custom-made mouthguards. We also employ the Itero Intraoral Scanner to create 3-D digital images of teeth rather than taking impressions for the fabrication of diagnostic models, aligners and orthodontic appliances. Our practice stays current with advances in the fields of orthodontics, dental materials, cosmetic dentistry and infection control so that all patients receive state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment.
Regardless of a person's age, orthodontic treatment is a change for the better. The mechanics involved in the movement of the teeth are essentially the same in adults as they are in children. Health concerns are often the primary consideration for adult treatment. Orthodontic treatment might help prevent many serious potential problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Orthodontic problems are not always confined to the mouth. Disorders of the Temporomandibular joints may be one of the reasons why millions of people suffer from chronic headaches, earaches and facial pain. Temporomandibular disorders have a variety of causes, treatment for this disorder often includes procedures performed by an orthodontist.
We pride ourselves on our ability to treat a broad range of patients and to positively contribute to the overall health of our patients, regardless of age.