Huerter Orthodontics has been in Omaha for more than 25 years providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, professional environment.
Utilizing state of the art technology, computer enhanced diagnostic aids and the very latest orthodontic appliances, we go the “extra mile” to assure you of excellent treatment and award-winning personal attention.
Huerter Orthodontics also offers five convenient locations!
Information for Moms
Many parents ask their health care professionals about early oral habits their infants develop, potential harm that might result, and when to stop. (Full Story)
Sometime after the invention of the mirror, but no later than 1000 B.C., ancient Greeks began using base metals and cat gut in a determined effort to take the smile provided by nature and make it better.(Full Story)
Huerter Orthodontics FAQ
Q: When is the best time to begin orthodontics?
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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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 through influencing jaw growth
•Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
•Preserving space for unerupted teeth
•Reducing the need for tooth removal
•Reducing treatment time with braces
Q: Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). 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.