Orthodontics in Derry

If you or your child are searching for a beautiful and aligned smile, we have the resources you need. From Invisalign treatments and full-fixed braces to arch development and crossbite correction, we have the advanced orthodontic treatments needed to keep patients in Derry smiling confidently.

Benefits of Orthodontic Dentistry

Orthodontics encompasses so much more than just braces. We can treat issues with both jaw and bite irregularities as well. We recommend an initial orthodontic evaluation as early as 7 years old. This complimentary evaluation will help our orthodontist determine what type of orthodontic treatment, if any, is needed—and we will work with you to develop the perfect plan tailored to your specific needs.

While some orthodontic treatments are needed due to genetics, others are the result of damaging oral habits, like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Whether you or your child has an overbite, tooth size discrepancy, or poorly positioned tooth, we have the expertise to create a smile you can be proud of.

Benefits of orthodontic treatment include:

  • Increased ability and comfort when chewing food
  • Less teeth grinding and chipping
  • Reduced risk of injury from misalignment
  • Reduced risk of periodontal disease
  • Easier cleaning and flossing
  • Heals certain speech impairments
  • Improved aesthetics and self-confidence

Honest & Cutting-Edge Treatment

Dr. Amanda Kramer has been treating patients of all ages for years and regularly attends training sessions about the newest technologies in the orthodontic field in order to provide the best possible treatment. We want to build relationships with our patients that last a lifetime, which is why we work hard to offer a full range of orthodontic services that will allow you to have a newfound confidence in your smile.

Our orthodontic treatments include:

  • Invisalign for adults and teens
  • Full fixed braces
  • Fixed or removable arch development and retainers
  • Splints and interim partial dentures
  • Tailored appliance application based on need

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. Orthodontic patients can now choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, customize the color of the appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort.

Duration of Treatment

Depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your child’s case is, treatment time varies and can last between one and three years. Receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time later on in life. Another big factor to a successful treatment is your child’s cooperation. The more involved and diligent your child is, the quicker and more efficient treatment will be.

Before beginning your child’s orthodontic care, our doctor will discuss all of your child’s options and provide an estimate for how long full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.

Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten teeth by using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, there is the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.





Invisalign is a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten the teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable, allowing you to eat and drink without concern while in treatment. Plus, this helps to make brushing and flossing less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.


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