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Orthodontics

Orthodontic misalignment not only affects your appearance and confidence, but it also has a negative impact on oral health and function.

Straight teeth support proper function and are easier to clean. Orthodontics can optimize your bite and move your teeth into alignment.

Dr. John Goodman offers clear aligner orthodontic treatment, similar to Invisalign®, at our Kansas City, MO, dental practice.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

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Our Kansas City dentist can tell you if orthodontics can address your concerns with the help of clear aligner systems like Invisalign...

Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation Today

If you are concerned about the appearance or health of your smile, consider scheduling a complimentary consultation at our Kansas City, MO, practice. Dr. John Goodman has over two decades of experience and our state-of-the-art office is equipped to address virtually any dental need. We accept CareCredit® financing to help patients receive the care they deserve with a payment plan they can afford.

Dr. Goodman can provide clear aligner orthodontic care for the majority of our patients. When necessary, he can also refer you to an orthodontist for further consultation and treatment with braces. Dr. Goodman works alongside several orthodontists to provide top-tier care for our patients.

To learn more about orthodontics or any of the services offered at our Kansas City practice, contact us online anytime. You can also reach us by phone:

Call Us: (816) 842-8585

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Transforming Smiles Transforming Lives

Before Orthodontic Treatment
After Orthodontic Treatment
Our patient received orthodontic treatment as a teenager but experienced misalignment over the years due to wisdom teeth crowding and not regularly wearing a retainer. With a combination of orthodontic treatment and veneers, Dr. Goodman was able to realign the patient's smile in just four months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Orthodontics?

Clear aligner orthodontic systems such as Invisalign can produce beautiful smiles, but they are not for everyone. Treatment at our Kansas City office can improve your health and appearance, but candidacy requirements include:

You Can Commit to Treatment

For clear aligners to be effective, patients must be committed to wearing the trays for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day. To ensure compliance, it is recommended that you only remove the trays to eat and maintain oral hygiene.

Mild to Moderate Alignment Issues

Continuing advances in dental technology allow more patients to qualify for clear aligner orthodontics, but severe cases such as rotated teeth, large gaps, and severe malocclusion may require traditional orthodontic options such as braces.

Clear aligner treatment can address a number of orthodontic conditions.

Common Orthodontic Issues

There are several instances in which our Kansas City, MO, dentist may recommend orthodontics. Some of the most common orthodontic conditions include:
Overbite

Overbites

If the upper jaw is too large, or if the lower jaw is too small, it can cause a deep bite, also known as an overbite. This condition is characterized by front teeth that overlap the lowers.

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Underbites

Often caused by an underdeveloped upper jaw or an overdeveloped lower jaw, an underbite causes the lower teeth to jut out in front of the upper teeth.

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Crossbites

A crossbite is a condition characterized by horizontal misalignment. This can occur when the uppers overlap the lowers on one side, but the lowers overlap the uppers on the other.

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Open Bites

When the front teeth do not come together when biting down on the back teeth, it is referred to as an open bite. This is often caused by childhood habits, such as prolonged bottle use.

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Crowding

Teeth that are crowded or overlapped can be difficult to clean, leading to issues like decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment realigns your teeth so brushing and flossing become easier.

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Twisted or Rotated Teeth

Twisted or rotated teeth can interfere with proper bite function and have a negative impact on your appearance. With orthodontics, we can straighten your smile, restoring function and oral health.

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Gapped Teeth

If there are gaps and spaces in your smile, it can affect oral functions like chewing and speaking. Orthodontic treatment can treat gapped teeth and improve your overall oral health.

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What Is the Treatment Process Like?

To determine if you are a candidate for clear orthodontic aligners like Invisalign, Dr. Goodman will conduct a comprehensive consultation at our Kansas City practice. During this visit, he assesses the health of your teeth and gums and checks your bite. If you qualify for treatment, here are the steps you can expect:

Dental Impressions

Dr. Goodman uses a digital handheld wand to capture an impression of your bite. This eliminates the need for messy and bad tasting impression materials.

Fabrication of Aligners

Your digital impressions are then uploaded to our computer software and sent to a dental lab. A technician creates your clear aligners according to the specifications provided by Dr. Goodman.

First Try-On

When your clear aligners have been fabricated, they will be shipped to our Kansas City office. Dr. Goodman will help you try on your first set of aligners and give you instructions on wear.

Active Treatment

For clear aligners to work properly, they must be worn consistently during the treatment period. Be advised that the trays should only be removed during meals and when brushing or flossing.

Retention

When your teeth have shifted into their desired positions, a retainer must be worn to maintain your results. There are several options available, which our Kansas City team can discuss with you.
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John P. Goodman, DDS We Give Kansas City a Reason to Smile!

Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call us at (816) 842-8585.

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"My experience with Dr. John Goodman DDS was outstanding. The entire staff was courteous and very accommodating. Dr. Goodman made me feel very comfortable but also finally gave me hope for having that "beautiful smile" that we (with not so good teeth) always wish for. I left feeling elated and excited for the first time about a dental appointment."

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