Treatment Options


When it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment for yourself or any member of your family, the first step is choosing a qualified specialist. Choosing a board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Mills gives you the added confidence of knowing your doctor has achieved the highest level of certification available. No matter your age, we have options that can be custom-tailored not only to your teeth – but to your life.

At Pine Coast Orthodontics, we believe communication between doctors and patients is one key to success. We also believe you should never have to choose between the best option and something you can afford, so we offer a number of flexible payment options, including interest-free financing, and we will work with you to maximize your insurance benefit.


Treatment for Younger Kids

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic exam between the ages of 7 and 9, With early treatment Drs. Mills and Moretz can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal deficiencies or issues your child may have. Addressing these things early helps them avoid more invasive approaches in the future. At the initial exam, either Dr. Mills or Dr. Moretz will evaluate whether early treatment is indicated or not. In many cases, they might recommend a wait-and-see approach. That's why we've created our Growth & Guidance program. If your child is in this program, that means they aren’t yet ready for treatment but we’re monitoring their needs as they grow. These very important growth and development appointments will be scheduled every 6 to 12 months and are provided free of charge.

Options for Adolescents

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are highly visible. At this age, we can take advantage of the remaining growth to make the necessary orthodontic corrections and create a beautiful Pine Coast Smile for your child.

For many kids, braces are kind of like a right of passage. During their adolescent years, this common experience builds confidence and is something they can share with many of their friends. In fact, time spent at Pine Coast Orthodontics is often filled with friendship as kids see their buddies during their appointments!

Teen & Adult Treatment Options

adoles-img-1 At Pine Coast Orthodontics the options for teens and adults include Invisalign - for straight teeth without braces, clear braces when fast, efficient treatment also needs to be discreet and, of course, metal braces - with colorful elastics. So whether you want to show the world you’re in treatment or you’d prefer an option that gets the job done without it being obvious, we have both the technology and the experience to make it happen. dog-img-1 Treatment options today are faster. Plus, they’re more comfortable and require less frequent visits to our office so you can enjoy your time in treatment almost as much as you’ll enjoy having your beautiful new smile.