Trusted Orthodontics Near Gettysburg
We are proud to serve patients of all ages from the Hanover area in communities such as Gettysburg, York, East Berlin, and New Oxford.
135 E Elm Ave
Hanover, PA 17331
Your Gettysburg orthodontist
Dr. David Ross was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree and his Orthodontic residency and received a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Unversity of Maryland Dental School. Additionally, he has a Masters of Science in Oral Biology and is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
He is a member of the following professional associations:
Traditional braces are still considered to be one of the most efficient orthodontic tools that we have today. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to your teeth and then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. With the help of regular adjustments with our doctors, these components will work together to apply gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth where we want them to go.
Gettysburg braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of both simple and complex problems that occur with your teeth. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the expensive equipment or more complicated technology that newer treatments can. This makes Gettysburg braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Gettysburg Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into alignment. Invisalign is currently the top alternative to traditional braces and is an incredibly popular choice with both patients and orthodontists.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over your teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! In order for aligners to do their job, you have to wear them 20-22 hours every day during your treatment. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign works best when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. Invisalign may not be a viable option for complex cases. A free consultation with Gettysburg Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Gettysburg Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for everyone who comes to our office. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. You’ll be left with a beautifully aligned smile that is just right for your face when we use these as the basis for your treatment.
To learn more about Gettysburg orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with David Ross Orthodontics.