Treatments

Benefits of orthodontic treatment:

Dr. Pana believes there are a number of benefits to beginning treatment. Starting treatment can dramatically improve the overall health and function of all your permanent teeth and gums. Teeth are meant to fit like a puzzle, therefore, correcting malocclusions (bad bites) will prevent abnormal wear of your teeth, prevent pre-mature bone loss, and pre-mature gingival recession. It will also improve your personal appearance and overall self-esteem by enhancing dental and facial aesthetics by enhancing jaw relationships for a more harmonious look. Dr. Marc Pana’s main focus is to help lead you to an overall healthier lifestyle!

What to expect during your first visit:

During your first visit, Dr. Marc Pana will address your main concerns and do a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and facial features to create an optimal treatment plan just for you. Our treatment coordinator will go over treatment details, insurance, and financial options to optimize all your benefits and create a financial plan that meets your financial budget. During your consultation we will take record photos, a panoramic x-ray, and a cephalometric x-ray. Dr. Marc Pana will create a treatment plan that meets your orthodontic goals, improves your overall dental health and will enhance facial features. If Dr. Marc Pana is ready to start your treatment and you’re ready to get started, we can get your journey started during your initial visit.

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Our goal at Pana Orthodontics is to make this a great experience for you and your family. Join us on your journey to your perfect smile.

Consultants

A Team Of Professionals

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CEO

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CTO

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What we offer:

  • Only one Owner/ Doctor working on patients to complete his treatment plan to exceed your expectations
    and oversee all patient’s treatments under his care.
  • A flexible schedule with early morning and late evening appointments.
  • A small team to create a memorable and positive visit for our patients.

Interested in additional information?

Let’s get you scheduled for a complimentary consultation to meet with Dr. Marc Pana and his team!

Types of braces

We offer a variety of treatment options to cater to our patient’s lifestyles!

Best Patient Value:

We treat our patients as if they were our own family. Your initial consultation is complimentary. We will discuss your treatment thoroughly and answer any questions you may have regarding your journey to your perfect smile.  When you’re ready to start treatment, we look forward to bringing out your happy, healthy, and beautiful smile.

Metal braces:

Metal braces are the most traditional form of treatment options. Metal braces are made of a high-grade stainless steel and are the most durable type of orthodontic brackets.

Ceramic braces:

Ceramic braces are made of a translucent material that is perfect for patients looking to straighten their teeth with the technology of traditional braces while having a discreet aesthetic look.

Invisalign:

For adult and teenage patients looking to straighten their teeth without the look or feel of traditional braces, this is the treatment for you! Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners designed specifically for you. These aligners are virtually invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Dr. Pana will let you know if you are the perfect candidate for this option.



When is the best time to being orthodontics? (Phase 1)
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American association of orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?
By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.
What are the advantages of interceptive treatment?
Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth.
  • Creating facial symmetry though influencing jaw growth.
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth.
  • Preserving space for unerrupted permanent teeth.
  • Reducing the need for permanent tooth removal.
  • Reducing treatment time with braces.
Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment? (Full treatment or Phase 2)
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetic of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Facial aesthetics malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
Why should malocclusions be treated?
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontist, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems:

  • Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/ or gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Open bites can result in tongue thrusting habits and speech impediments.

Ultimately, orthodontics does more than makes a pretty smile- it creates a healthier more beautiful you!

Phase 1 (Interceptive Treatment):

Phase 1 of treatment is done prior to children entering their initial growth spurt. It is diagnosed when children typically need expansion of the jaw to create room for permanent teeth to come in and correct any major bite issues. During phase 1 of treatment straightening and aligning the teeth is not the doctors main focus. During phase 1 treatment children will have an appliance and braces on a few teeth to align permanent teeth only. When treatment is completed your child will wear retainers. Dr. Marc Pana will monitor your child’s growth and development until he/she is ready to start phase 2 of treatment.

Phase 2 (Full Treatment):

Phase 2 treatment is to complete your child’s Orthodontics treatment after phase 1 is completed. Dr. Marc Pana’s goal in phase 2 is to straighten and align the bite and teeth that are now permanently in. Dr. Pana will treat the face first, and teeth second. What that means is, he will look to enhance facial features not take away from them. Some Orthodontist will recommend extraction of teeth. Yes, that’s sometimes an option but how will it affect your facial features? Will it enhance your look or take away from your natural beauty? Once treatment is completed patient will wear retainer’s night time for lifetime! Your teeth have memory and will relapse if retainers are not worn. Orthodontic treatment is a lifetime commitment and will be one of the best decisions you made for your health and lifestyle!