The Seligman Philosophy
My philosophy is that the focus should be on the individual at the time of treatment. The practice of orthodontics goes beyond straight teeth. My goal is to achieve an overall facial balance, airway optimization, relief from TMJ pain, and a functional bite because all of these things are critical to any treatment plan offered. I also focus on creating facial balance and harmony between the soft and hard tissue in all patients.
It is important to debunk the myths regarding orthodontic treatment. Braces do not have to be large, ugly, and painful. Treatment does not necessarily take years and years and the extraction of permanent teeth is not necessary for all patients. At our practice, we simply focus on providing great service while creating beautiful smiles and memories. We also strive to ensure that our patients and their parents or caregivers become well-educated in the art of orthodontics.
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A Message From Dr. Seligman
Yes, we straighten teeth but we also consider the net effect of treatment on the overall appearance and dental health of each individual patient. A beautiful smile with properly balanced facial aesthetics is just the beginning of the treatment philosophy. The beauty of the technology that is being offered today is rooted in basic principles of physics. This has enabled far fewer extractions of permanent teeth, improvements in airway considerations, and above all an orthodontic experience which most would agree is more comfortable than anticipated.
The stereotypes that braces are big and “ugly”, painful, and that treatment takes years and years plus the extraction of permanent teeth are now basically falling to the wayside and can even be considered myth in some circumstances. It is my personal goal to create beautiful and lasting smiles for each of our patients which achieve facial balance and symmetry as the foundation. Most importantly I strive to create an educational experience for our patients, their parents or caregivers which is beyond expectation.