SERVICES & TECHNOLOGIES
We offer simplified orthodontic services and treatment for adults, teens and children. Our mission statement contains FIVE core beliefs that drive every one of us, every single day. One of those is…
“We are committed to excellent treatment results using the latest technology in a relaxed, clean and professional environment.”
The Orthodontic Services We Offer:
"Coming into Dr. Buchanan’s office you are always greeted with warm smile and a helping hand! Her entire staff is kind and encouraging through your whole orthodontic treatment."
THE BENEFITS OF EARLY INTERVENTION
Braces For Children & Teens
Dr. Buchanan is bringing winning smiles to countless youth throughout the Greater McKinney area, specializing in clear braces and custom braces for children and teens.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child be seen by an orthodontist as early as age seven and even earlier if a parent or the family dentist discovers a problem.
Treatment Phase I corrects major jaw growth problems and allows us to make room for permanent teeth. Phase II allows us to finalize the bite.
With use of the Damon System technology we no longer use expanders or extract permanent teeth to make space for crowded teeth. To correct overbites we no longer use headgear which makes treatment easier and more gentle!
"Dr. Buchanan has had my two daughters and myself as patients over the last 3 years. I want to thank her for all of our beautiful smiles! Her and her staff are so efficient and helpful and always have smiles on their faces."
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE YOUR SMILE
Braces For Adults
While people tend to associate orthodontics with children, over 30% of all orthodontic patients are adults, eighteen to seventy years of age.
To better serve our adult patients, our office provides an area just for them.That percentage keeps climbing as adults realize the return on their orthodontic investment with better dental health and a great smile.
Damon Technology braces have made treatment easier for adults since it lessens the need for extractions and surgery. Most adult cases can be completed in 12-16 months with Damon System technology.
The Newest Orthodontic Technology:
The practice of orthodontics has undergone a technological revolution in recent years, and Dr. Buchanan's Orthodontics is a direct reflection of that.
The practice is housed in a modern, state-of-the-art facility with a firm dedication to technology. From the moment you walk in the front door, the warm environment will remind you more of a spa than a dental office. In addition,Dr. Buchanan's uses the most advanced orthodontic techniques available, including Insignia® and Damon® Braces.
All of this ultimately leads to increased patient comfort and convenience, and decreased treatment times. Additionally, these techniques allow Dr. Buchanan to treat the vast majority of his cases without the need to extract permanent teeth – a fact her patients greatly appreciate.
Times have sure changed - and we’ve stayed on the cutting edge of those changes so that we can offer you more comfort, less time spent here - and more beautiful smiles!
I-CAT 3-D Imaging System & Lythos Digital Scanner
To begin with, we use the I-CAT Imaging System, which means we can take a digital 3-D picture of your mouth, right here in the office during your very first visit. And with our state-of-the-art Lythos Digital Scanner, you won’t have to hold that old-fashioned, gooey, messy model in your mouth.
CUSTOMIZED BRACES, BECAUSE YOUR SMILE IS UNIQUE
Insignia Customized Braces
From that 3-D image, we’ll fit you with your own distinct Insignia Customized Braces. What’s special about Insignia braces is that each one is designed for only ONE set of teeth - YOURS. Unlike 99% of the traditional braces on the market today, each and every patient’s brackets are 100% customized for their mouth - and calculated to affect their tooth movement, in the most optimal way. The results: fewer office visits, shorter office visits and extraordinary smiles!
In the past, traditional orthodontic treatment sometimes required healthy teeth to be pulled - or used expanders to make room for crowded teeth. In Dr. Buchanan’s office we use no expanders, no headgear and no surgery or extractions to correct our patients’ bites!
INCREDIBLE RESULTS WITH MINIMAL TIME
The Damon system allows orthodontic treatment without headgears, expanders, and extractions. There are no elastic bands, no metal ties, and they can even be transparent. The Damon System achieves beautiful results with just the lightest of biologically-sensible forces. Your overall facial result is enhanced and your smile is aligned much more quickly.
And, because of this advanced technology, I’ll be able to show you precisely what your new smile will look like!