About Braces

Today, orthodontic treatment is simple, convenient and affordable for patients of all ages. And an attractive smile is just one of the benefits. Orthodontic treatment provides correctly aligned teeth, ideal jaw function and a great smile! Additionally, your teeth are easier to clean and more resistant to gum disease. Perhaps most importantly, orthodontic treatment almost always provides improved self-confidence. A new and improved smile = A new and improved you!

How Does Treatment Work?

Each patient's orthodontic condition requires a treatment plan. This plan is based on a specialized diagnosis from an orthodontist. The treatment process involves x-rays, dental impressions and photographs. Treatment time varies depending on age, patient compliance and the severity of the condition.



Orthodontic care is often needed before prosthetics, such as implants, crowns, bridges and dentures, can be placed. For those patients who have not yet reached the ideal age for implants, temporary cosmetic teeth are used in place of missing teeth.

Before Orthodontic treatment                    After Orthodontic treatment

Retainer before implants                          After implants


Both pre-surgical and post-surgical orthodontics are done by Dr. Mennemeyer. She works with some of the finest surgeons in the tri-county area.

Before Orthodontic Treatment                  Before Orthognathic Surgery

After Surgery/Orthodontics