Welcome to Jeff L. Rickabaugh, DDS, MDS, PA
Serving Winston-Salem, Pfafftown, and Lewisville, NC (North Carolina) – Dr. Jeff Rickabaugh is your orthodontic specialist, offering braces for children, teens, and adults.
Brighten your life and the ones you care for with a new smile! At the office of Jeff L. Rickabaugh, DDS, MDS, PA,our goal is to provide the highest quality of orthodontic treatment while maintaining a comfortable and professional environment. We have the knowledge and expertise to give you a smile you're proud to show off!
For children approximately ages 6 to 11 we provide phase I treatment when there are both baby and some permanent teeth present. Our goals at this age are to reduce severe overbites, underbites or crossbites in the back teeth that cause the bottom jaw to shift. These treatments usually last 6 to 12 months.
For our adolescent or teenage patients we provide comprehensive or full treatment with braces on the top and bottom teeth. This treatment usually starts when all the permanent teeth are erupted, almost erupted or when the time is right. Approximately 70% of our practice is composed of this age group. The treatment length can last anywhere from a year and a half to three years.
Adults make up about 20–25% of our practice population. Some in this group had orthodontic treatment as a teen, but maturity and lost retainers have yielded some shifting of the teeth. Others may not have needed orthodontic treatment as a teen OR their family did not have the means or resources to have treatment at that time. Whatever your circumstance, as long as the teeth, surrounding bone and gum tissue are healthy, you can have braces. Simple retreatment can take as little as 12 months while full treatment usually takes two to two and a half years.
We are happy to treat those with special needs such as wheelchair bound, cleft lip and palate and other disorders.
Contact our office to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Rickabaugh. It's never too early or too late to begin orthodontic treatment and achieve a great smile for life!