Experience Full-Service Orthodontics in a Relaxing, Positive Environment
From your first appointment to the last, we want your family’s entire orthodontic experience to be enjoyable, relaxed and simply exceptional. We offer complete orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Whether your family needs early or adult orthodontic treatment, observation for treatment timing or something more advanced, our talented team is ready to help your family reach the bright, healthy smiles you deserve!
Our Advanced Services Make Your Orthodontic Care Personalized and Convenient
At SouthShore Orthodontics, your family’s safety, comfort and oral health are top priority. Dr. Matt Ahrens uses techniques and technologies proven to deliver lasting, effective results.
Along with comprehensive orthodontic care, we offer several additional services to ensure your family gets the treatment they need for a straight, functional smile.
We use digital x-rays to evaluate how teeth are positioned in the jaw. X-rays are taken at the beginning of treatment. However, we may recommend additional x-rays during or after your care to track progress. Digital x-rays are safer than traditional film, and offer a fast, comfortable experience.
Tooth Exposure Procedure
Permanent teeth that are impacted often need help to properly erupt into the arch. With tooth exposure procedures, we use our gentle laser to uncover enough of the tooth to attach a bracket or other device. The tooth is then gently guided into its ideal position.
3Shape TRIOS® Digital Scanner
We utilize an intraoral digital scanner to eliminate the need for messy impressions. This technology also helps us plan orthodontic treatment that is customized for more accurate and predictable results.
Temparary Anchorage Devices (TAD)
We use TADs to encourage movement of teeth for bite correction. This involves temporary placement of a mini dental implant within the jawbone. TADs function as anchors in the arch. These firm anchors allow us to push, pull or otherwise move the teeth as needed during treatment.
Enjoy World Class Care With a Hometown Feel
As a Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Matt Ahrens has additional training a majority of orthodontists do not have. He and our team are highly focused on creating excellent results for your smile. We strive to make all patients feel welcome, offering the cutting-edge solutions of world class care but with a hometown, family feel. Dr. Matt Ahrens is local to the area and proud to be a part of our thriving community personally and professionally.