Meet Your Stillwater Family Orthodontist
Hello future Orchin Smiler!
I was born and raised in Minnesota, and feel like I’ve won the lottery by moving back home after spending 11 years in Washington, DC!
My husband, Dr. Andrew M. Orchin, and I packed up the UHAUL and hit the road with our adorable little boys (I know I’m biased), Evan and Alec, just as COVID-19 closed our beloved DC practice, Orchin Orthodontics. It was a planned move, but COVID bumped the date up a bit!
Meet Andrew M. Orchin, DDS
Creating Harmonious Smiles
Let me apologize in advance…in the office, you may hear me humming a tune or singing along to a song, and it’s not a pretty sound. Even my kids make fun of my voice. It’s not good.
Ironically, I’m very musical and grew up playing in a popular rock band in Washington, DC. I just can’t sing. I am, however, all about the harmony and balance of your face and teeth. That translates to the care and detail I like to provide my patients.
The teeth, bite and smile must match the face, and that is why every case is unique (as is my voice!).
Care For All Ages From Your Stillwater Family Orthodontist
At Orchin + Orchin, we believe that everyone should be able to access quality orthodontic treatment and that everyone deserves a beautifully aligned smile. We are proud to offer a full range of orthodontic services, including braces and Invisalign, for children, teens, and adults at our office in Stillwater.
Stillwater Orthodontics for Children
In order to ensure that your child is as healthy as possible, it's important that their teeth and jaws are properly aligned, giving them a healthy bite. Many parents are surprised to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7.
By that age, your child's teeth have developed enough so that small problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth can be spotted while they still have some baby teeth. A check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine and that braces won't be necessary, or we may identify a potential problem and recommended that we monitor it. From there, we may begin treatment at a time that is appropriate for the child. In other cases, we may recommended early treatment.
Orthodontic Care for Stillwater Teens
Early treatment allows our team to monitor the growth and development of your child's jaw, meaning we can catch and begin treating problems while they're still in the early stages. This can cut down the length of treatment considerably.
Teens often want to know, "How long will I be in braces?" There's no set answer, as each case is different, just like each smile is unique. We're always going to do everything that we can to ensure that your teen has their most beautiful, forever smile. Fortunately, today's braces are a big improvement over the ones that previous generations have experienced. They're smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever before. They also come in a variety of styles, materials and colors.
In addition, teens also have more treatment options than ever before. In addition to traditional metal braces, teens also have the option of choosing clear, ceramic braces, which work the same way traditional braces do, but are designed to blend in with your teen's teeth, giving a more subtle appearance. Also, if your teen wants a new smile with no wires, whatsoever, they might consider treatment using clear aligners, such as Invisalign. Clear aligners straighten teeth gradually using a series of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth.
Adult Orthodontics in Stillwater
Many adults are choosing to receive treatment later in life because they understand how important it is to maintain their oral health, they want to feel better about their overall appearance, or both. We also see many adults who have received orthodontic treatment during their early years, but are in need of a "touch up" to regain the smiles they once had.
At Orchin + Orchin, we recognize that children, teens, and adults will all have different dental needs and need different levels of attention and care. We work diligently with each patient to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for you in the most inviting environment.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started.