In Victoria, Texas, we offer diverse orthodontic treatments like braces, Invisalign, and surgical expansion for bite correction. Dr. Rainey, with 15+ years in orthodontics and 20 years as a general dentist, focuses on creating straight smiles while addressing TMJ pain and airway concerns. Our goal: beautiful smiles without compromising mouth space or airway health.
Our orthodontic braces, suitable for both young and adult patients, use advanced, comfortable brackets and light wires, focusing on gentle treatment. We emphasize maintaining a healthy airway by avoiding tooth retraction, extractions, or traditional retractive headgear, ensuring a forward-growing facial structure.
Early orthodontic treatment in children focuses on correcting jaw growth deficiencies, using custom expanders and, if needed, reverse-pull face masks for forward jaw growth. Our aim is to guide jaw development for sufficient space for permanent teeth and the tongue, preventing the need for tooth removal due to insufficient jaw width.
Clear aligners, including Invisalign®, offer a metal-free alternative to traditional braces, blending discreetly with their almost-invisible appearance and preferred by many teens and adults. Dr. Rainey, an experienced Invisalign provider for over 15 years, custom designs each case in our office for optimal results, ensuring direct oversight unlike treatments set up remotely by technicians.
The Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE) is a micro-implant-assisted rapid palatal expander designed for significant expansion in both children and non-growing adults. Utilizing four temporary micro-implants in the palate, placed under local anesthetic, the MSE provides extra anchorage to move palatal bones beyond the capabilities of traditional expanders.