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!
Smiles for all ages!
For children from about six to 11, we provide Phase-One treatment when both baby and some permanent teeth are 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 six 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 be anywhere from a year and a half to three years.
Adults make up about 20 to 25% of our practice population. Some in this group had orthodontic treatment as a teen, but maturity and lost retainers have led to some shifting of their 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 lasts two to two-and-a-half years.
We are happy to treat patients with special needs such as wheelchair bound, cleft lip and palate, and other issues.
Contact our Winston-Salem orthodontic 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!