Comprehensive Treatment

teensMost people think orthodontic treatment is just for kids. The truth is, people of all ages including adolescents and adults benefit from orthodontic care. The result is healthier teeth and gums, and improved chewing.

We find adolescents are excited about the impact of significant changes to their appearances. The importance of their self-image during this crucial developmental time is obvious. Additionally, we enjoy establishing patterns of good oral health they will use for a lifetime.

Most adults appear motivated to preserve and enhance their dental structures or to eliminate pain from their face and head. It is very rewarding to help them claim responsibility for improving their health.

Our variety of professional orthodontic services include:

  • Preliminary examination and analysis
  • Comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and consultation
  • Braces - clear or metal self-ligating Damon™ System braces
  • Invisalign® - the technology that straightens teeth without braces
  • Functional/orthopedic appliances
  • Braces combined with jaw surgery 

Self-Ligating Braces - The Damon™ System

dr-at-workThis type of brace uses a clip or door to hold the wire onto the brackets and eliminates the need for plaque collecting colored O's. Each manufacturer offers a style of self ligating brace but not all are created equal. After 3 years of testing many self- ligating brackets Dr. Mac has concluded the use of Damon System brackets meet the criteria for a patient friendly brace system which will produce beautiful smiles.

We are pleased to offer our patients Damon™ System braces. Damon braces allow your teeth to move more comfortably and easily than traditional braces. Thanks to these innovative new braces, achieving your perfect smile will be faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

Damon System Advantages

  • Greater patient comfort- no tightening
  • Faster treatment times
  • Fewer appointments
  • Freedom from expanders, headgear and other appliances
  • Less need for extractions and surgery
  • Extraordinary results to last a lifetime 

Pre-Prosthetic Orthodontic Care

Often, orthodontic care is needed before prosthetics such as crowns, implants, bridges and dentures can be properly placed.


These clear "aligners" work well for older teens and adults, eliminating the need for braces and wires in your mouth. As an Invisalign "Premier Provider," Dr. McElhinney offers experience you can trust.


Miles of Smiles

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