Thank you for visiting our site. The mission of our practice is to provide the most up-to-date orthodontic care to our patients, in a comfortable atmosphere. We continually educate ourselves in the latest technologies and treatment modalities to customize unique treatment plans that address each patient's specific needs. We emphasize patient education, comprehensive treatment, and personalized care and will always go the extra mile to continue improving the quality of our services.
We pride ourselves on being professional, prompt, friendly, honest, and thorough. We strive to gain the trust, love, and respect of each patient, and we welcome comments that help us change and grow to exceed your expectations.
Orthodontics requires a team effort from everyone involved from the patient, parents, and orthodontist, as well as your general practice dentist. Many orthodontic problems are complex. That’s why Dr. Sara Oliver has served a post-doctoral residency to learn the specialized skills needed to care for your smile. Our practice uses state-of-the-art technology and treatment techniques to improve the look, feel, and function of your smile.
Orthodontic treatment is the best way to perfect your smile, bring your teeth into harmony and correct any functional problems with your bite. Many people think that dental braces are only for teenagers, but actually many adults are turning to Dr. Oliver to straighten their teeth. Dental braces are for everyone, children, teens and adults.
Straight teeth are important for several reasons, not just cosmetic ones. We all want a beautiful smile and having straight front teeth is a key factor in a beautiful smile. But straight teeth are also important for proper health and function. Our orthodontist will not only give you a beautiful smile, she will also address your bite. If your teeth do not bite properly, you can crack or chip the crown (the part of the tooth that you can see) or even destroy the bone that supports the tooth. Common orthodontic problems that we treat are: over-bite, under-bite, crowding, big spaces, over-jet, open-bite and bottom teeth that are too forward (class III). Oral hygiene is also improved when the teeth are straight because crooked and overlapping teeth are harbors for plaque and bacteria.
Metal braces are the gold standard in orthodontic treatment, but aren't the only option to straighten your teeth. Dr. Oliver and her orthodontic staff, offer several different treatments to perfect your smile without the obvious metal showing. Clear braces use brackets that are tooth colored to hold the wire and move your teeth. Invisalign "invisible" braces uses a series of clear plastic trays to move your teeth.
Children often need to visit an orthodontist to break habits. Dr. Oliver will provide custom appliances that can prevent a child from such habits as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting. Other children may need to combine dental braces with orthognathic surgery to move the jaw forward or backward. This type of dental treatment needs to begin early and is in cooperation with an oral surgeon. Another treatment that young children may need is to force the eruption of a tooth that would otherwise stay inside the bone.
Dr. Oliver and her staff understand that every patient is unique, with individual needs. The orthodontic treatments and braces we provide begin with our appreciation of your time, and we strive to make sure our service is always prompt and focused on you. You may not notice all of our skills, but you can't help noticing our friendly service and attention to detail. We welcome even the fussiest patients, and we can confidently handle the most fearful children as easily as the most experienced adult. Our goal is to make every visit a good one, and we do everything we can to ensure that your decision to choose us is one you're delighted with.
7301 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208