Orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Dr. Kort Igel attended college and dental school. However, he also completed orthodontic school, including a three-year orthodontic residency. While dentists receive some orthodontic instruction, Dr. Igel’s training made him a specialist in this field, learning how to move and align the teeth and jaws, so you can have complete confidence in his care.
Orthodontics is the oldest of the 12 dental specialties, and it is always pushing the boundaries of dental care and technology. Humans have been working to straighten their teeth for thousands of years, and our orthodontist and team are constantly working to improve the way we create new smiles.
The benefits of orthodontic care include so much more than just a beautiful smile — though that is one of the most obvious benefits! A properly aligned smile can help you speak, chew, smile and even sleep with confidence. Improperly aligned teeth are harder to clean and can lead to serious problems with your smile and jaw down the road.
While many people associate orthodontics with pre-teens and teenagers, Dr. Igel treats people of all ages, from children to adults. Everyone deserves to have a healthy and beautiful smile! Teeth that are too crowded or spaced too far from one another can be properly aligned with orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is also used to correct the problem of improperly aligned jaws. Orthodontics can be used to address potential developmental problems or issues that are still in their early stages.
Because no two sets of teeth are alike, Dr. Igel will develop a treatment plan designed just for you to help you achieve your oral health goals and create the new smile you have been dreaming of. He will use 3D X-rays, digital photos and digital scans of your teeth to create a customized treatment plan. He will discuss his recommended treatment plan during your consultation and explain the benefits and differences of both clear braces and Invisalign®.
Schedule your free initial orthodontic consultation in Omaha, Nebraska, by calling Igel Orthodontics at (402) 330-1152. Our team is excited to help you achieve your oral health goals.