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you Can Trust

If you are not 100% happy with your smile, contact Chesterfiled Family Dental today to schedule a consultation so we can help you onto the right path to the smile you want!

Braces FAQs

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As your orthodontist in Springfield, we frequently hear a lot of misconceptions about metal braces being passed around. Read our braces FAQs to learn the truth about traditional braces.

What Do Orthodontists Do?

An orthodontist is different from a dentist in Springfield, though one person may be both a dentist and an orthodontist. A person giving orthopedic care is trained to not only address oral health, but also to consider the entire bone structure of the face. Metal braces will impact the cheeks, jaw, lips, and other areas of the face. This is why it is important to choose an experienced orthodontist.

When Should Orthodontic Care Start?

Many of our patients in Springfield are surprised to hear that we recommend children as young as seven years old see an orthodontist for a checkup. A trained orthodontist can spot problems before they are truly problems, and correct them with much gentler and more affordable treatments. In some cases, your child may avoid years of metal braces with early treatment. However, no one is too old to receive orthodontics care. Adults should also have their teeth alignment and bite alignment checked regularly.

Do False Teeth Make Metal Braces Impossible?

Dental crowns will move just like a natural tooth, so you can wear traditional braces if you have a dental crown. And in fact, if you have missing teeth, braces are very important to prevent the remaining teeth from moving.

Learn More About Braces in Springfield

There are many more braces FAQs that we can answer for you at your consultation. Come in to discuss how braces can help protect your health, enhance your appearance, and give you the confidence to smile freely. Our Springfield office can be reached during regular business hours by phone at 417-888-0771, or contact us online.

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I am always excited to go to the dentist now that I go to Chesterfield Family Dental. They always answer any questions I have and are so friendly and nice. I am always so comfortable here, which is saying alot because I have peridontal disease and the treatment for it doesn't always feel so great, but when Im here, the hygenist makes me forget all about it!
Salina J.
The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Even though my son is a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist since he had to have four teeth pulled in the past, he is still always happy to see them. Dr. Buzbee and his staff are so great and patient with him. He leaves with a smile on his face and no cavities!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Buzbee for as long as I can remember. The Staff at Chesterfield Family Dental is always greet you when you walk in and they seem to know everyone by name. The care you get for the staff is always great and all seem to be the best of the best at what they do. I have always recommend anyone I know to go see them and will continue to do so in the future.
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Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He began in private practice as a Springfield dentist in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate.

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