Orthodontics

Orthodontic Treatment

Straightening a crooked smile does more than just make it more attractive; it also improves your daily hygiene, optimizes your bite function, and lowers your risks of future tooth loss. While children often exhibit crooked teeth (malocclusion) in their early years, the condition can also develop in early adolescence or even adulthood. Regardless of age, tooth misalignment can pose a serious risk to your oral health, and Dr. Lawson can custom-design a treatment plan to help you avoid that risk and enjoy a beautiful, confident smile.

To learn more about the advanced orthodontic options we offer, explore more of our website by visiting one of the pages below:

What Are MTM® Clear Aligners?

For children, early orthodontics typically takes the form of braces, though for older teen and adult patients, Dr. Lawson can offer more discreet orthodontic treatment with MTM® clear aligners. The Minor Tooth Movement (MTM) system utilizes highly discreet, custom-designed aligners that guide your teeth into straighter positions without the need for braces. For many patients, MTM® aligners can straighten smiles in as little as three to six months, compared to the two or more years needed for traditional braces.

If you or your child experience malocclusion, then ask Dr. Lawson if orthodontic treatment is the right answer. Call our dental office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.

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COVID-19 Update

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March 16, 2020

Dear Patients,

Based on guidelines from the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) and to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our office will be closed for non-essential treatment for the next three weeks.

We will still be available for emergency and necessary treatments for our patients. Please contact us or call 515-278-4366 or to speak with our receptionist. 

We are following all guidelines and recommendations brought forward by the IDA. We thank you for your support and look forward to getting through this crisis safely.

Dr. Jessica Lawson and Lawson Family Dentistry

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