Invisalign®, and Clear Aligners
Aligners uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D imaging technology and has been proven effective. Dr. Kochenour is certified to treat patients with Invisalign.
You wear each set of aligners regularly depending on the prescription, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit our office about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
We are a fully digital office offering both traditional metal braces and Clear ceramic braces for all patients including children teens and adults.
Using the latest technology and completely custom treatment planning we are able to provide the highest quality and most efficient care available.
Through this and other services, I’ve cared for numerous patients throughout my career as an Orthodontist. To me, nothing matters more than your health and comfort, which is why I’ve put in so much time and effort into advancing my orthodontic practice and techniques.
Please get in touch to schedule an initial consultation for additional information about the different types of braces and what can work best for you and the smile that you want.
Craniofacial Orthodontic Treatment
Treating patients with cleft lip and palate is commonly done so in a team setting and usually spans the first two decades of life. Dr. Kochenour has the experience and education necessary to provide cleft lip and palate care after completing a post-residency craniofacial and surgical orthodontic fellowship. We have clinical expertise in all aspects of orthodontic braces treatment for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with facial clefts, craniofacial diagnoses, and complex medical and special needs. Dr. Kochenour brings extensive training in, and knowledge of, craniofacial and dental growth and development to deliver successful treatment results.
Since 2016, Dr. Kochenour has been apart of Akron Children's Crainiofacial Treatment Team. With his background, he is experienced and confident when working with patients that require craniofacial and special care treatments. Our doctor brings formal craniofacial orthodontic fellowship training combined with prior special care dentistry training and clinical research, and a long-standing interest for caring for the more complex types of jaw and face abnormalities.
Patients and parents may access additional resources related to these conditions by visiting the website for the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) www.acpa-cpf.org. The ACPA recommends that patients born with birth defects benefit the most when all their providers work together in inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring not only the best outcome, but also the most effective utilization of health resources.
For questions regarding the orthodontic braces treatment options for cleft lip and palate, contact our office or Akron Children's Hospital Craniofacial clinic to schedule an initial visit.
Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Akron, Ohio 44308-1062