What is the best treatment for your smile?
Your first visit is on us.
We complete panoramic x-rays and take photos of your teeth. It’s a quick and painless process.
Dr. Salter performs a thorough oral exam to evaluate your dental health and alignment issues.
The treatment coordinator explains your custom plan and costs, and if you’re ready, we begin your treatment process the same day with diagnostic records!
Acting to prevent future issues and set your child up for success.
If you have a young child, we recommend an initial orthodontic consultation at the age of 7. While each child’s development is different, most adult molars start to emerge around the age of six. These molars, along with other developmental markers, help us understand the basic alignment of teeth.
Children will always benefit from early intervention. If an issue is found, we typically monitor your child’s growth pattern before proceeding with treatment.
Dental problems that require early intervention by an orthodontist:
- Severe crossbite or underbite
- Protruding teeth
- Severe crowding
- Thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or mouth breathing
Early intervention gives the best results for your child, using the most efficient treatments that also prevent future problems. Even if your child needs braces in the future, the process will most likely be much shorter. By waiting too long, orthodontic treatment becomes more complicated and costly, and may even require surgery.
Orthodontics for Teens
More discreet and efficient treatment is here!
If your child is uncomfortable with the look or feel of their teeth, now is the time to create a better smile for the rest of their lives. Our innovative orthodontic treatments fit your child’s lifestyle and help prevent existing issues from getting worse.
Your Brewton and Mobile orthodontist…Learn more about our dentist… understands that teenage years are hard enough, so we provide many options for teen-friendly braces and aligners.
Some of the fixes we offer include:
A straight smile and correct bite not only look great but help improve oral health for the long term. In addition, your teen will experience better hygiene with easier brushing and flossing and may avoid more costly dental work in the future.
It is never too late to love your smile.
If you’re embarrassed by your smile or bothered by your teeth or jaw alignment, our orthodontist, Dr. Salter, is here to help. Life’s too short not to love your smile and show it off. After all, your smile is worth a thousand words.
Braces…Learn more about braces… and aligners…Learn more about aligners… aren’t just for teens, and it’s never too late to get started with orthodontic treatment. Each teeth straightening plan is custom designed for your goals and lifestyle, and our advanced systems include discreet clear aligners and less-noticeable ceramic braces.
Adult orthodontics correct:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Misaligned or gapped teeth
- Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
The sooner you begin orthodontic treatment, the sooner you’ll enjoy your more beautiful natural smile. Find out just how convenient and comfortable adult braces and aligners are with a free consultation at Hillcrest Orthodontics in Mobile and Brewton, AL.
Braces vs. Aligners
Explore which is the best option for you!
Braces are attached onto the teeth using metal and wires, which gradually shift teeth to their new position. They can only be removed by the orthodontist so it’s easier to stay on schedule, plus we can add fun colors, too.
Aligners utilize custom-fit plastic trays that guide your teeth to a straighter smile. They’re more discreet and can be taken out for eating and hygiene. You easily switch them out according to your treatment plan.