Trusted Fargo orthodontics
At Fargo Orthodontics, we are proud serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Fargo and the surrounding areas. Schedule a free consultation with us today and let us help you get started on your journey to a beautiful, straight forever smile that you can feel confident in.
Your Fargo Orthodontist
Dr. David Duevel
“Orthodontics is an incredible specialty, and I feel fortunate to be a part of the profession. It is gratifying to see the changes we can provide daily, and it is always satisfying to watch as a patient's self-confidence grows as we progress through treatment.
One of my main goals as a clinician is that patients are well-informed of their diagnosis and are given the resources to make a fully informed decision on how they would like to proceed with treatment. Successful orthodontic outcomes rely on a trusting relationship between the practitioner and the patient. I aim to ensure that all questions are answered so that no surprises arise during treatment.
Although orthodontic treatment can take many months, it does allow us to get to know and build relationships with our patients and their family members. It is those relationships that truly make practicing orthodontics so enjoyable.”
~ David Duevel, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael Keim
“I’ve practiced orthodontics since 1988 and still thoroughly enjoy my time at the office. It is a pleasure to work alongside staff who have become my family as we change smiles for people who become part of our extended family!
I was drawn to the profession after personally experiencing the tremendous changes and improvements that come with a smile you’re proud to share.
Orthodontics has long been and remains a passion in my life: being part of a person’s life-changing journey as we straighten their teeth and transform their smile is deeply rewarding.
For over 30 years, I’ve had the honor of watching people change over the course of treatment. Regardless of their age – a child, teen, parent, or grandparent – each person gains more comfort with their appearance, and with that comes an increase in their confidence.
The best day, for me, is when a patient finishes treatment and their new smile is revealed. Looking back at the improvement in their teeth, and seeing how proud the person is with what we’ve accomplished, is professionally and personally gratifying.”
— Michael Keim, DDS, MS
Types of treatment
Traditionally, braces are one of the most efficient tools an orthodontist has. Made out of ceramic brackets or metal brackets that are attached to the teeth, they're then connected to one another using wires and tiny rubber bands that we call elastics. All of these elements work in harmony with one another to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the positions they need to be in while you check in regularly with our team for adjustments.
If you have complex issues with your smile that need to be corrected, braces are an excellent choice. Sometimes, braces can align your teeth and close gaps between them more quickly than other orthodontic treatments might. This may mean less total treatment time for you.
In some cases, braces may also come with a more friendly price tag than orthodontic treatment options as well, since they don't require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that other treatments might.
Clear aligners are an incredibly popular alternative treatment method to traditional braces, both among patients and orthodontists themselves. Rather than using brackets and bands, clear aligners straighten teeth gradually using a series of clear, removable aligners.
Clear aligners are made of a comfortable, plastic material that is custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving the way you want them to, you will usually need to switch your invisible trays our every 1-2 weeks to the next tray in the series. Clear aligners will only work if you follow your instructions precisely. You should be wearing your aligners for roughly 20-22 hours per day over the course of your treatment. Neglecting to wear the aligners as recommended will not only decrease the effectiveness of your treatment, it will also make your treatment take longer.
While clear aligners are great for fixing many of the most common orthodontic cases, in some complex cases, it may not be the best solution for you. Scheduling a free consultation with our team will allow us to help you determine your best path forward.
Fargo Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Collectively, our team has many years of experience in providing personalized treatment for each individual patient. When you visit our orthodontics office in Fargo for a complimentary consultation, Our doctors will pay special attention your specific needs, as well as the shapes of your teeth, lip movement, and the shape of your face. We will use these in determining which orthodontic treatment method would best provide the beautifully aligned smile that you deserve.
To get started or to learn more about what we have to offer, click here to schedule your free consultation with Fargo Orthodontics.