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Best of Kenosha

September 11th, 2017

We were recently nominated for "Best Orthodontist" in the Kenosha News Best of Kenosha contest! Please vote for us here.  You can also pick out your favorite DJ or favorite pizza if you have the time! :)

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative To Braces

August 7th, 2017

Want straight teeth but hate the idea of wearing braces? Invisalign may be a great option for you!

Invisalign works by utilizing clear trays to gradually move your teeth into the proper position. You wear the trays around 22 hours per day and take them out to eat, brush, and floss. No more worrying about foods to avoid (candy eaters rejoice) or cleaning around braces and wires!

Also, with our revolutionary digital scanner, you can visualize what your teeth will look like after Invisalign with our special software!  Plus, no more messy impressions. :)

Give us a call at our Kenosha - Pleasant Prairie office if you would like to see if Invisalign is right for you!  As always, our consultation is free!

Nick Valeri, DDS, MS

All Digital Everything

July 24th, 2017

Technology in dentistry is always improving and now it's changing the way your teeth move.  At Valeri Orthodontics, we utilize the newest advances in technology to give you the smile you've always wanted.

Impressions are a thing of the past with our iTero digital scanner.  It takes just 2 minutes to get a complete digital view of your teeth and your bite without all that messy goop!  The accuracy of our scanner is so advanced that retainers, braces, appliances, and Invisalign fit and move teeth better than ever.  Ever imagine what your teeth will look like straight? Our scanner can digitally show you what your teeth will look like when orthodontics is completed. Pretty cool, huh?

Give us a call today at our Kenosha - Pleasant Prairie office to get a futuristic look at your smile!

Nick Valeri, DDS, MS

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

July 5th, 2017

The most frequent question I hear from parents and friends is "When should my child first see an orthodontist?" While some people think it should be when all the adult teeth have erupted, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends seeing an orthodontist no later than age 7.  The reason we recommend having your child get checked around age 7 is that there could be many problems involved with emerging teeth and jaw growth that need to be addressed.

The initial check-up may reveal that your child's teeth and jaws are developing normally and do not need any early treatment. On the other hand, the check-up may reveal that there is something that needs to be addressed orthodontically early on with braces or other appliances.  Several reasons for early treatment include teeth coming in the wrong way, missing teeth, severe jaw discrepancies, crossbites, teeth predisposed to injury, and severe crowding.  Fixing these problems early on can help minimize or even eliminate orthodontic treatment later in life.

Give us a call at 262-577-5242 for a free consultation at our Pleasant Prairie/Kenosha office. We will let you know whether your child is in need of orthodontic treatment or it is best just to wait. Either way, we promise to treat your children the way we would treat our own.

Nick Valeri, DDS, MS