Finding the right combination of precise care and compassionate treatment is easy if you choose Columbia Town Center Orthodontics. Named Best in Howard County in 2019, we provide exceptional orthodontic care in Howard County, Maryland. Our team of orthodontic staff, led by Dr. Steiner, have the technical expertise you can trust, and a true passion for improving self-image and life experience through the benefit of dental braces and other orthodontic services.
We offer high-quality, personalized care for each of our patients, and understand how an attractive smile can enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, and quality of life at any age. Our patients love our work… and it shows with every smile! To learn more about our full range of orthodontic services, contact Columbia Town Center Orthodontics today.
Itero® Digital Impression System
Orthodontists typically create models of a patient’s mouth using an in-the-mouth tray, coupled with impression material. At Columbia Town Center Orthodontics we create our models using the most advanced orthodontic technology, offering a state-of-the-art digital impression system: the iTero Element Scanner. With this recent technology, we capture a detailed model of the teeth and gums. This method is comfortable, fast, and precise, allowing us to offer a precision fit for all dental braces and applications.
At Columbia Town Center Orthodontics, we are proud to offer Invisalign®. Invisalign, a clear alternative to metal braces, is a great option for our patients concerned about the appearance of braces. Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, plastic, removable aligner trays that are changed every two weeks. Manufactured from a precise computer-based model, each new set of trays gradually shifts teeth into the desired position.
Nearly invisible, these custom-made orthodontic appliances will be unnoticeable, unlike the more traditional braces, and are a perfect solution for those adults wishing a discrete option for orthodontic treatment. The aligners are easily removed for eating, drinking, and special occasions, and patients find it much easier to care for their teeth while using Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is just one of the many treatment options we offer. To find out if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, choose Dr. Steiner at Columbia Town Center Orthodontics. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Orthodontic Services for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child’s first appointment with an orthodontist by age 7. At Columbia Town Center Orthodontics, our Orthodontic team, led by Dr. Steiner, encourages parents to follow this recommendation and schedule an early consultation with us for your child. An early examination provides early screening for and detection of potential orthodontic issues before they create bigger dental problems requiring more extensive treatment. Some warning signs of orthodontic problems that we can detect from a child’s bite include:
- The upper teeth protrude
- The upper teeth cover too much of the lower teeth
- The upper teeth fit behind the lower teeth
- The front teeth do not meet when the back teeth are together
- The teeth are crowded or overlapped
- The line between the two upper front teeth and the two lower front teeth do not line up properly
- Jaw discrepancies
After a comprehensive clinical exam, which may include scanned models, x-rays, and facial photographs, we will determine your child’s orthodontic needs and develop a personalized treatment plan complete with a timeline for beginning treatment with recommended orthodontic services. With early interceptive and preventative orthodontic care, we can minimize the need for more complex orthodontic treatment in the future by guiding the jaws and erupting teeth into more favorable positions, which may improve the growth and alignment of the jaws while preserving space for the permanent teeth.
Orthodontic Services for Adults
Adult orthodontics can vastly change a person’s appearance, improving self-esteem, poise and self-confidence. In addition to wanting to improve their smiles, many adults seek orthodontic services to improve the function of their bite or to assist in the prevention of gum disease. Adult Orthodontic treatment at Columbia Town Center Orthodontics can provide adult patients with a more attractive smile and can improve oral health.
Dr. Steiner offers several discreet, attractive options available for patients concerned about the appearance of metal braces or other orthodontic appliances. These options include stainless steel braces, clear braces, and Invisalign, just to name a few.
All people, regardless of age, want to be happy with their appearance. For people unhappy with their smile or who have jaw or bite issues, it is never too late to begin orthodontic treatment. No matter how old you are, you can have straighter, healthier teeth with orthodontic services that improve the overall health of your mouth, teeth and gums.
Contact Columbia Town Center Orthodontics Today
At Columbia Town Center Orthodontics, we are committed to offering quality care that creates great smiles. To learn more about our services or to set up an appointment, contact Columbia Town Center Orthodontists in Columbia, MD. Call our office today at 410.873.9242.