Orthodontist in Allen, Texas

Creekview & McKinney Orthodontics is ready to be your family’s orthodontist in Allen, Texas. Dr. Jay Ghosh and Dr. Trent Lofgren have teamed up to bring your family the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment available in McKinney and Allen, TX. Whether it is traditional braces or Invisalign, Creekview & McKinney Orthodontics has what you need.

Understanding orthodontics and its importance

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines orthodontics as, “a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth (such as malocclusion) and their correction (as by braces).” Although accurate, that base definition is very limited in scope and barely covers the many complexities of orthodontics.

The full scope of orthodontics covers the diagnosis and prevention of misaligned teeth and jaws. If there is already misalignment, corrective measures can be useful in creating proper alignment. Depending on the degree of malocclusion, orthodontic surgery may also be necessary in addition to braces.

When an orthodontist works to modify facial growth it is known as dentofacial orthopedics. This often occurs during Phase 1, or Early Treatment. An orthodontist can incorporate a child’s normal growth into correcting jawline and bite alignments. Some of the orthodontic appliances that can be useful are:

  • Palatal expanders
  • Braces and Invisalign®
  • Retainers

According to the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), nearly 50 percent of the population has some degree of malocclusion. While many of those cases are not “medically necessary” corrections, up to 10 percent of them are. A medically necessary orthodontic correction means that the misalignment is causing difficulty in chewing, which affects the health of the patient.

Even though orthodontic care may not be “medically necessary,” it can still be beneficial to a patient. A straight smile makes oral hygiene easier, which means fewer problems with decay, infections, and gum disease. There are also benefits to self-esteem and confidence with a straight smile. If you have ever been shy about your smile, orthodontic treatment might be your ticket to a happier outlook.

Your orthodontist in Allen, Texas

Now that you know why orthodontics is important, it’s time to make Creekview & McKinney Orthodontics your orthodontist in Allen, Texas. Our success begins with our doctors. For Dr. Lofgren, the best part about his job is the relationships he develops with patients, including their families. Dr. Ghosh believes that education is the key to remaining current in the field. He attends classes and seminars and lectures around the country to stay current on orthodontic procedures.

The staff is our next secret weapon. These highly-trained and dedicated people work hard every day to provide the best orthodontic care in the entire area. Continuing their training is a bonus, as they work to stay current on new procedures, tools, and technology.

In addition to our awesome personnel, we offer a full array of orthodontic procedures:

If you are ready to find out what Creekview & McKinney Orthodontics can do to transform your smile, please contact us for a free consultation appointment.