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Interceptive orthodontic care is one of the most rewarding treatment options that we offer to our patients. Interceptive care is exactly that, intercepting a problem before it gets out of hand. Treatment occurs at a younger age than conventional orthodontic care and is not typically as long either. The idea is to shift teeth, manipulate growth, create space for unerupted teeth, break habits and prevent trauma before it is too late. Children between the ages of 7 and 10 are best suited for this sort of treatment. Treatment usually lasts 6 to 15 months after which the child is monitored and the decision as to the need for a second phase is made. Most children will require a second, more comprehensive, phase of treatment in order to create a completely stable, functional and esthetic occlusion.

The primary reasons for considering interceptive care are as follows:

  • To prevent improper growth of the jaws that may be causing an underbite, an overbite, crossbite or shifting bite.
  • To eliminate a destructive habit such as thumb/finger sucking or tongue thrusting.
  • To reposition one or more teeth that are occluding in such a way that they are damaging the enamel of other teeth.
  • To prevent trauma to teeth that are too far forward. This is especially true of the athletically inclined.
  • To reposition teeth that are cosmetically poor and the risk of peer ridicule and low self-esteem.
Interceptive care allows us to treat the patient most successfully: the best smile, facial profile and the most stable final result.

Invisalign Teen takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. The Invisalign tooth straightening system is a completely revolutionary and sophisticated tooth alignment system that utilizes an invisible plastic retainers, which are designed to slowly realign your teeth into the perfect straight smile that you've always been dreaming of. Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. You can continue brushing and flossing the way you normally do. And without braces, it's easier to maintain better oral hygiene. Plus...without brackets and wires, you'll have the confidence of a great smile even during treatment. Invisalign Teen treatment makes sure that you achieve your straight smile in as comfortable and esthetic fashion as possible.

Having straight teeth is important not only for teens, but for adults as well. As we grow older, our teeth tend to grow inward, creating crowding - a common problem for many adults. As a result, it may be difficult to keep teeth clean and healthy. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system can treat the crowding and thereby help you maintain your dental health. It can also help you get the smile you've always wanted! Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually undetectable aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you'll be proud of.

Dr. Spannhake and her staff specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Please contact our office to schedule a complimentary examination to see if the Invisalign treatment system is right for you.

A two hour in-office procedure that can lighten the color of teeth 5 - 8 shades. Today’s dental advances allow teeth to be whitened from even intrinsic stains, which gives hope to many who thought teeth whitening was not an option for them. At Spannhake Orthodontics, we offer an in-office whitening process that can help most people achieve remarkable results.

The Zoom Whitening System is a procedure that begins with a painless preparation that isolates your teeth while protecting your gums and lips. Next, the Zoom gel is applied to your teeth and treated with the specially-designed light. Together, this helps stains and discoloration break up. The gel is applied in three or four, 15-minute sessions. You’ll be finished in 90 minutes – and will have a brighter, whiter smile to show for it. Patients who Zoom are also provided with custom made take home trays which allows you to continue the process at home or use for touchups later.

Dr. Spannhake and her staff want to make sure your smile is at its dazzling best! Please schedule a consultation to see if our new tooth whitening system can benefit you.

We utilize the latest in computer-assisted video imaging. The computer captures and records patients’ pictures through the use of digital photography. These images can then be altered to simulate jaw growth, surgical procedures, and other treatment results.

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 orthodontic appliances to help move teeth into their desired position 50% faster than teeth can move with orthodontic appliances alone. Dr. Spannhake is a PROPEL® Orthodontics provider, so you can enjoy a perfect smile faster than ever before.

What are TADs and how do they apply to orthodontics? TADs are tiny microscrews that are placed in the mouth by Dr. Spannhake. The TADs provide anchorage which allows for more accurate and efficient tooth movement. Manufactured of medical grade titanium, and engineered with smooth contours, TADs are not irritating to gum tissues or lips. Small in length (6-10mm), they are virtually undetectable. TADs remain stable in the mouth providing stability. This allows Dr. Spannhake to move only the desired teeth with the utmost accuracy, resulting in better smiles achieved quickly and more comfortably.

Dr. Spannhake is experienced with soft tissue laser techniques; this new technology enables them to easily reshape the gum tissue and expose healthy tooth structure. The soft tissue laser may be used to cosmetically reshape the architecture of the gums and improve the appearance of a "gummy smile" or an asymmetric gumline. The laser can also be used to remove excess gum tissue around an unerupted tooth so that a bracket may be bonded and orthodontic movement can be initiated.

No more impressions. The Itero scanner takes a digital impression of the teeth; eliminating the need for traditional impressions. The result is a more accurate diagnostic model, Invisalign aligners or an orthodontic appliance. The Itero scanner is capable of mapping your mouth to help Dr. Spannhake treat you more effectively.

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“I did a great deal of research and speaking with community parents prior to selecting Dr. Spannhake as an orthodontist. I have been pleased with every aspect of Dr. Spannhake's practice. I have had no issues scheduling appointments, changing appointment dates, getting my questions answered, and stopping into the office for "quick fixes" to my daughter's braces. The staff is friendly, pleasant and respects the importance of color selection for rubber bands and retainers for children:) I have been working with the practice for a full year now and have not one complaint!“ - Debra L.
“I LOVE this place they are so nice“ - Lalonnie R
“They are so honest and nice.“ - Mike f
“Spannhake Orthodontics is amazing. My braces experience took a little longer than normal, but that's only because my mouth and jaws decided to grow oddly, requiring jaw surgery, but It was worth all the waiting and I know my teeth are going to look amazing.“ - Abby B
“Great place to get your smile fixed. My daughter is the one who see Dr. Spannhake and she enjoys going in to the office and seeing the smiling staff. The staff is great with explaining to us what they are going to do and how they do it. I feel very comfortable leaving there knowing they have my daughters intrested at heart. The doctor is great with our daughter and the staff is very friendly.“ - Mike B
“I was a bit nervous to go to the orthodontist office for the first time at the age of 27. But, Dr. Spannhake and her staff were so warm and knowledgeable that I was put to ease almost as soon as I walked into her office. All my questions were answered in the initial invisilign consultation; both about the procedure and the insurance and finance side. I am now 17 weeks into my treatments and I am outstand with the results. I am always seen on time and the staff continues to be as helpful and cheery as they were on day one! I would recommend Dr. Spannhake and her staff to anyone looking for an orthodontist in the Westminster area.“ - Heather B
“This is the best ortho dentist ever...the staff here is like family and they always help my mom and I in all of my dental needs...they are friendly and always willing to help..here at Spannhake office they listen and are just fun...some kid are terrified in coming to a dentist office but not here....its cool ...u even get to do your homework while u wait...“ - Isaiah Johnson
“The people here are very nice, and it's very quick to get a checkup and it's very well organized and welcoming.“ - Roland Joice
“Very good service. Glad we use you!“ - miriam s
“I appreciate your service“ - Chani S
“they help my smile look great.“ - Jodie P
“They make my teeth look nice. They are also nice to me.“ - Andi P
“Dr. S and the whole staff are so professional and helpful.“ - Patrick J
“Dr. Spannhake did a very nice job with my teeth and they have very fast appointments and they make it very painless.“ - Jeremy S
“Both of my children started with Dr. Spannhake and have been very pleased. She is a wonderful orthodontist, so kind and caring and takes time to say hello and ask how we are doing. The staff is very efficient. When we come in, the schedule seems to run on time most days. We are happy, happy, happy here and seeing great results!“ - Tina M
“I might have one of the slowest teeth in the world! the great thing is that my parents found Spanhake Orthodontics to help my teeth. Unlike many other treatment centers, all of the staff is very patient and if a problem occurs in my teeth, they don't stop to think. They do it right away. Spanhake Orthodontics is a place where there is no pain, you can trust anyone to take care of you, and you walk out with a great smile.“ - Toshi Davis
“I had my braces taken off 6 months ago and I love my new smile! I met Dr. Spannhake 2 years ago to address my issues with TMG and my need for orthodontics. She went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable and pain free throughout my treatment!“ - Autumn Keller
“Dr. Spannhake is the best. I count on her to help me have a beautiful smile. She always takes good care of me.“ - Lillie W
“So happy. My daughter lost a tooth this weekend that was wired in that was causing her pain. Called the afterhours # and got a call right back. We managed to cut the wires and get the tooth out. Called this AM and the Westminster office was closed and the Towson office was able to squeeze us in this morning. I figured we would be at the office a while but we were in and out in 15 minutes. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Thank you again for getting us in!!“ - Sarah F
“Very nice service“ - Mark B
“After wearing braces 40 years ago, my bottom teeth shifted some. I came in to see if it could be fixed, Dr. Spannhake is the greatest, I am nearly done and my bottom teeth are going to be straight again.“ - Suzy Z
“Everybody is so nice. I am autistic and they are very patient with me. They are so nice.“ - Cory K
“I love it here. Everyone is so nice and make me feel comfortable every time I'm here.“ - Lexi K
“Everyone at Dr. Spannhake's office is very nice. There's not a long wait to be seen. I am happy my mom chose Dr. Spannhake's for my braces!“ - Brett K
“I can't say enough about Dr. Spannhakes office. They are wonderful with my kids. I have a son with special needs and they are so patient and understanding with him.“ - Melissa K
“Ive been going here for a year so far and proud to say it has been very awesome keep up the good work.“ - Franck Solefack
“Overall, I have been pleased over my last year of treatment. There have been times when the treatment was a bit rough. Perhaps those working on me did not realize the pain being inflicted, or perhaps I have extra sensitivity to pain. I work at a major hospital in downtown Baltimore, and the wait times at Dr. Spannhake's office amaze me they are so short. The front desk staff are very efficient. I can typically get appointments that suit my schedule the best. After more intensive procedures I receive a phone call the next day to ask how I am doing. My treatment is going well. Overall, I am happy.“ - Amanda H.
“Great staff and wonderful service for my daughter!! Wouldn't go any where else.“ - Jennifer H.
“Our boys teeth look great. We are very pleased with the high level of service with have received from Dr. Spannhake and her wonderful staff.“ - Chris D
“After finding my that my teeth had become crooked and I was developing more of any overbite as I aged, I looked around for a good orthodontist as I decided 2014 was the year to treat myself for my birthday. I was not comfortable with an office full of 10-15 year olds so I asked my periodontist who did he use (as he had just completed his transformation) and he said Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake. I am so happy with her work and how I am treated by her staff - this was the best birthday present ever!“ - Maxine S.
“Very friendly staff, I so excited to have my Invisalign. I cant wait til I have a straight beautiful smile !“ - Alisha.N
“We are so happy that we were referred to Dr. Spannhake after our ordeal with another orthodontist! We love everything about the Towson practice...prompt, professional, caring. My daughter's experience has been amazing and we look forward to the next 20 months.“ - Colleen Hanley
“My birthday treat to myself! My periodontist was a patient and he couldn't be anymore happier - so I made an appointment. Can't tell you how pleased I am with her office staff at Towson and I love, love, love Dr. Spannhake. Thanks for taking an old lady and making her feel young again!“ - Maxine S.
“I love the professional service provided to my son and I at the Towson location! Looking forward to the next 18-24 months!“ - Charlene W
“I just went for an Ortho consultation for my daughter and the staff and Mrs Spannhake were so nice! They were so friendly and answered all questions my daughter and I had. I am excited to begin my daughters journey with this office in Westminster!!! I highly recommend checking this place out!“ - Crystal S
“Two members of our family are patients and I plan to bring my youngest for a consultation too. Great staff. Only wish they were open more days in Westminster, but are always accomidating.“ - Andrea S.
“Y'all are really nice and they remember your face.“ - Kaleb B.
“After meeting with a few orthodontic offices for consultations, we chose Dr. Spannhake's office because of how much our son loved it right away. The office is clean and inviting, and the staff is friendly and professional. We are VERY happy with our decision! We have an orthodontist right up the street from our house, and yet drive 25 minutes to Westminster just to see Dr. Spannhake :-)“ - Jackson H
“I love the fact that they are not invasive in treatments. The staff are friendly and time efficient. The treatment was very quick. the best part, the enviornment is safe, accomidating, and CLEAN!!!!! please take your child to Spannhake Orhtodontics....it would be a regretable mistake if you don't........“ - Elijah W
“We've been very happy with Spannhake Orthodontics so far. We heard very good things about them and we haven't been disappointed. My daughter is very comfortable with everyone there. And that's what mattered most to me!“ - Cindy P
“braces were easy thanks to the spannhake ortho team“ - bailey d