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Trust Your Invisalign Journey To Our Skilled Orthodontists [PHOTO]

One of the greatest changes in recent years of orthodontics is that adults have more options for straightening their teeth discreetly.

Invisalign is a leader in clear aligner therapy among adult patients, and when you see today’s before and after case, you’ll know why!

This is the kind of work you can expect at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R. Thanks to Invisalign and a highly-qualified staff, you and your smile are in great hands in Boca Raton, FL!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Start Orthodontics Early For Your Child’s Smile [BLOG]


If you’re at the point where it seems like you’re ready to resign as your child’s Tooth Fairy, it may be time to bring them to Smiles by Dr. W & R in Boca Raton, FL for their first orthodontic appointment.

Once adult teeth come in, there are ways we can set your child up for dental success and prevent complications with their jaw alignment and teeth position through this important phase of development.

Our options in braces and expanders can make their future orthodontic process much easier them and more affordable for you!

Today, we’re taking a look at when you should start them down the orthodontic treatment path and why bringing them in early is the best approach for their future smile!

Start Your Child’s Orthodontic Process Early

Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Rothstein suggest that parents bring in their kids for orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7 because that’s typically when we’re able to assess their development and growth pattern.

By this age, their permanent molars and incisors are in and we can get a sense of any early complications that might be facing. It allows us to step in early enough and take preventive measures, if we need to, to optimize their teeth and bite development.

If your child isn’t quite at that age yet, but you suspect your child might already be showing signs of potential problems, feel free to contact us. We’ll help you decide if it’s best to see them sooner.

Each Child’s Orthodontic Needs Are Different

Since every patient’s needs are different, we aim to give parents as many options as possible in orthodontic solutions. We want your experience with us to be a positive one, for you and your child!

Yes, parents are the decision-makers. Once we know and can discuss with you your child’s particular bite or teeth issues and possible solutions, you get to decide the course of action we take.

But to help you choose the method that you think your child would be most comfortable with, here’s a short list of options you may have when coming to us for their first visit to our Boca Raton, FL dental office.

*Brackets & Wires*

We’re all familiar with traditional metal braces. They’ve been around for a long time and are still very popular amongst younger patients.

That’s because they work!

Braces have certainly evolved over the years as modern advances in technology and treatment methods and materials have improved. So getting braces these days is better than it used to be.

But what if your child doesn’t want to have a mouth full of metal?

If appearance is an important factor in choosing the right orthodontic treatment for your child, we can explore ceramic clear braces as an alternative.

We’re able to match the brackets and wires to the rest of their teeth so that they won’t draw attention to their braces and feel self-conscious all through middle or high school.

Ceramic braces work just as well to move teeth into the right position for a beautiful smile.

*Clear Aligners*

One of the innovations that have really changed the course of orthodontics is the concept of aligner therapy.

We offer Invisalign, which is probably the most popular method of moving teeth into the right position.

With this option, your child can avoid the embarrassment of wearing metal braces if it makes them too self-conscious. Invisalign, as the name hints, is almost invisible so people don’t notice it.

There’s an added benefit with aligners in that you can take them out to eat and to brush and floss each day, which saves time and makes life easier. You don’t have to cut certain foods out of your diet that would otherwise get stuck to your braces or damage them.

Ask about Invisalign during your consultation to learn more about this discreet, comfortable, and fast option for your child.

*Preventive Measures*

While it’d be wonderful if we could prevent crooked teeth or alignment problems, that’s just not how life works.

But we can take early steps to encourage an easier process down the road should your child need braces or other treatments.

A palatal expander, for example, can help manipulate how their upper jaw and the roof of their mouth develops. It’s one way we can possibly reduce, or even in some cases, eliminate, the need for orthodontics later. The resulting advantages would be more complicated treatment, more trips to the office, and more costs.

Schedule An Appointment

Our mission at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R begins with a commitment to modern, effective solutions in correcting position of teeth and alignment issues for a better smile and better life.

But just as important to us is creating a positive experience for our patients, and for you, the parent. We know what a big investment your child’s treatment is, so we try to do everything we can to help you avoid a stressful stretch of shuffling your schedule and finances to improve his or her smile.

We want to make the experience as easy and pleasant for you as possible and will work with you to make that happen!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL today at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.

You’ll Love The Results From Our Orthodontic Treatment [PHOTO]

It’s always nice to feel confident about your investment in orthodontic treatment.

That’s why our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R loves sharing before and after images from our happy patients!

Our caring team knows what a big investment it is to pursue orthodontics to get the smile you want. Today, you can get a glimpse at one of our cases and decide for yourself if a straight, beautiful smile you get from us is worth it!

We know you’ll love the results!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Feel More Confident With Clear Ceramic Braces [BLOG]

Any parent who has a teenager at home can relate to all the special challenges children face at that age.

There’s so much pressure on kids today to feel accepted amongst their peer group, and it’s only made harder when facing the possibility of wearing braces. Appearance is important at any age, but especially during those delicate teen years.

That’s why our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R are proud to give you alternatives to standard metal braces. It gives our younger patients a path to a great-looking smile that doesn’t require them to feel self-conscious day in and day out while they wait for their braces to get the job done!

Ceramic braces are one of those alternatives, and today, we’re taking a closer look at what makes them different from metal braces. You’ll learn why young patients, especially teenagers, love this option.

Why Teens Love Clear Ceramic Braces

At Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R, you have a wide selection of orthodontic options to choose from, but here are some common reasons teenagers often prefer our clear ceramic braces:

*They Work*

Just like metal braces, clear braces work!

Everyone’s goal with orthodontic treatment is to straighten crooked teeth, right? That’s why we often rely on ceramic braces to reach the same results you get with metal braces. You don’t have to trade one benefit for another when either option will give you the smile you want!

*They’re Hard To Spot*

You still wear brackets and wires like traditional braces, but our ceramic brackets allow you to undergo treatment without announcing it to the world.

That’s because this stain-resistant material can be adjusted to blend in with your teeth’s natural shade. We can even match your wires to your teeth, as well!

*They Preserve Your Confidence*

Along those same lines, ceramic braces aren’t invisible, but they’re clear and difficult enough to spot that many teens feel more confident about their appearance while wearing them.

Teenagers have so much to deal with everyday, especially in the age of social media, where any flaw in their appearance can result in feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, and embarrassment.

Our orthodontists completely understand the social pressures facing our teen patients and want to do all we can to improve their orthodontic experience as much as possible.

Clear braces allow us to do that.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. When you have more options, you have more control of the orthodontic experience and how it will impact your confidence and lifestyle.

We’re proud to offer a variety of solutions for your smile in Boca Raton, FL!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.

How You Can Benefit From Orthodontic Surgery [BLOG]

When you think about braces, you’re probably motivated by having a lovely, straight smile. One that makes you feel attractive, confident, and happy.

But we often don’t hear much about the other ways the position of your teeth and bite alignment impact your body and quality of life.

Our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL want to offer some insight into an often overlooked component of orthodontic treatment. We’re talking about how surgery can be used in conjunction with braces or aligner therapy to benefit you beyond simply straightening crooked teeth.

How You Can Benefit From Orthodontic Surgery

Here are just a few of the most common benefits our patients experience as a result of surgery integrated with their orthodontic treatment plan.

*Improved Appearance*

If you have an overbite or underbite, along with the way either could affect your ability to eat and speak comfortably and easily, can affect your appearance.

In the hands of an oral surgeon, you can improve your overall facial structure and appearance as part of your treatment plan to straighten your teeth.

*Comfortable Eating*

An open bite is the result of a gap between your upper and lower set of teeth. This can create problems that traditional orthodontic treatment on its own can’t fully correct. Surgery may be a preferred strategy.

*Improved Jaw Function*

Your TMJ is an incredibly important joint. Just below your ears, that joint is under constant stress because it moves all day long.

When that joint is shifted out of place, whether slowly or suddenly, you experience uncomfortable, and often painful, consequences.

Orthodontic surgery can correct TMJ issues so your jaw joint functions properly and comfortably.

*Better Sleep*

Believe it or not, even your sleep pattern can be disrupted by problems with your jaw alignment. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition where you’re constantly being deprived of oxygen while you sleep, often because of an obstruction of your airways being caused by how your upper and lower jaw line up.

When that alignment is corrected by surgery, your sleep apnea symptoms subside and you’ll enjoy better rest and better health.

Two Final Notes About Orthodontic Surgery

At Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R, we have a team of highly-trained orthodontists ready to help you get the most out of your investment to correct your teeth and bite alignment problems.

That’s why we join forces with local oral and periodontal surgeons to coordinate a plan that’s perfectly suited to your needs, schedule, and budget.

Just to give you a general idea of how the process works, most of our cases that require some type of surgery will meet with our team in Boca Raton first.

We start you out with the most beneficial orthodontic treatment that will best correct the position of your teeth. You can typically expect to wear braces anywhere from six months to roughly 18 months or more, depending on your particular needs.

Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Rothstein will monitor your progress throughout the course of your treatment, and then it’s time for surgery!

Now, why would we act like this is the exciting part? It’s because it tells us that you’re on the home stretch in your journey to having the smile you’ve always wanted. That’s not even counting the ways your surgical procedure itself will improve issues you may have had with pain, discomfort, or even facial structure.

After a month or two of healing, we make any final adjustments necessary to complete your treatment plan. It’s something we look forward to almost as much as our patients! We love, more than anything, seeing people light up at the end of their process because they’re so happy with their results. It’s truly one of the most rewarding parts of our job here at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R!

Schedule A Consultation!

You already know the cosmetic reasons to seek help from an orthodontist.

But perhaps you haven’t made the connection between your crooked teeth and those seemingly unrelated symptoms that bother you everyday.

The uncomfortable muscle tension in face and neck, the pain you feel in your jaw when you chew, and the miserable headaches.

The professional you trust to help you find relief matters. An experienced, highly-trained orthodontist is waiting to help you in Boca Raton, FL.

Let us help you find the best approach to your orthodontic strategy. Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.


We Have An Award-Winning Team At Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R [VIDEO]

Dr. Wohlgemuth is an orthodontist who knows what it takes to pull the right team together to create an amazing practice.

That’s why our dental staff is an award-winning assembly of the high-quality, caring professionals patients love at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL!

Here is Dr. Wohlgemuth talking more about the level of dedication you’ll find from our team and how it translates to a better patient experience.

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.