Serving Children, Teens & Adults
Dr. Duevel & Dr. Keim believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy orthodontic care and a stunningly straight smile.
At Fargo Orthodontics, we're proud to offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults at our office in Fargo.
Fargo Braces & Spark
You can find the latest fixed and removable orthodontic appliances to choose from at Fargo Orthodontics, like:
- Spark clear aligners
- Clear ceramic braces
- Modern metal braces
- Gold-colored braces
Orthodontics for Children
Dr. Duevel, Dr. Keim, and our team at Fargo Orthodontics will treat your children like our own by giving them the best possible orthodontic care. The American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Duevel, and Dr. Keim recommend that your child should get their first orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age seven.
Your child's teeth have developed enough by this age to allow our expert doctor at Fargo Orthodontics to spot subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth before your child loses all of their baby teeth. Your check-up at Fargo Orthodontics may reveal that your child's bite is fine, and braces for kids aren't necessary at this time.
Or, Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring your child's growth and development for the time being. After that, we can begin treatment at the appropriate time if Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim still think it's appropriate for your child.
Early treatment (also known as Phase One) typically begins around age eight or nine (Phase Two will begin around age 11 or older). Early treatment aims to correct the growth of the jaw and certain bite problems, such as underbite. Early treatment also helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the chance of extractions in the future.
Early treatment at our office in Fargo may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim can achieve results that may not be possible once your child's face and jaws have finished growing.
Do you live around Fargo area? If your child is between the ages of seven and eight and shows signs of orthodontic issues, or if your family dentist recommends a visit to the orthodontist, please contact Fargo Orthodontics and schedule your free consultation visit.
Orthodontics for Teens
For teens around the Fargo area, the most common time for orthodontic treatment at Fargo Orthodontics is during adolescence, between the ages of 11-16.
Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Duevel & Dr. Keim easily recognize spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment issues in this age range. Also, your teen's bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin.
At Fargo Orthodontics, your teen can choose between Spark™ clear aligners, metal braces, gold braces or clear ceramic braces. Each of these choices offers unique benefits while transforming your teen's smile.
Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many teens around Fargo. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today's braces make it easy to look good and feel good!
Orthodontics for Adults
Your smile is the first thing other people around Fargo notice about you. Do you love yours?
You're always young enough to benefit from orthodontic treatment with Dr. Duevel & Dr. Keim, and that's why we offer orthodontics for adults at Fargo Orthodontics.
Believe it or not, your teeth don't stop moving after your teen years. Teeth that seemed straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you're unhappy with.
If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may end up with other dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth or that it's difficult to chew normally.
Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim can address these issues and more through orthodontic treatment, giving you the healthy smile you've always dreamed about. We can correct orthodontic problems at Fargo Orthodontics just as easily for adults as for children.
Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim use orthodontic forces to move teeth in the same way for adults and children, and you'll notice the benefits of your treatment in no time.
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, our treatments at Fargo Orthodontics offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.
Why Should You Think About Orthodontic Treatment?
Straight Teeth Are Healthy
After Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim align your teeth correctly, cleaning them through regular flossing and brushing is easier. This helps prevent other oral issues, including problems affecting your overall health.
A Straight Smile Builds Confidence
Successful orthodontic treatment at Fargo Orthodontics can help boost your self-confidence, create a better quality of life, and allow you to smile freely for maybe the first time.
Untreated Oral Issues Will Only Get Worse
If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when Dr. Duevel or Dr. Keim recommend it, you may run into long-term health issues that may wind up costing you more in the end.
At Fargo Orthodontics, our team understands that teens, kids, and adults all have different dental needs, so we give each age group personal care.
We'll work diligently for you to make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment at our inviting offices in Fargo.
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontists, Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim.
Come to Fargo Orthodontics, and we'll talk about your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan designed just for your needs and smile goals.