Trusted Berlin Orthodontics
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Berlin, Salisbury and the surrounding areas.
Your Berlin Orthodontist
Dr. Michael Tilghman earned his Bachelor of Science degree at James Madison University before graduating second in his dental school class at the University of Maryland. He received many academic honors and distinctions while working toward his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S).
He completed a three-year orthodontic residency at UMD, receiving a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology with a concentration in Craniofacial Growth & Development.
Dr. Carrie Schwartz earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Iowa and attended dental school at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree with distinction and received many academic honors.
Accepted into the University of Tennessee's orthodontic program, she completed her Orthodontic Residency and earned a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Berlin braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Berlin braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Berlin Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Tilghman Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Berlin Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Berlin office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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