Trusted Orthodontics in Caledonia
We are proud to serve patients of all ages from the Caledonia area in communities such as Freeport, Middleville, Kentwood, Byron Center, and Grand Rapids.
1723 68th St SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Your Caledonia orthodontist
Dr. Kathryn Swan graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, earning high honors in the process. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan, where she remained for her post-graduate training in orthodontics. Dr. Swan was awarded a Master of Science for her thesis on three-dimensional radiographic techniques. Dr. Swan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Gold Plus Invisalign certified provider. She has served on the board of directors for the Kent County Dental Society and was the president of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Swan’s Professional Affiliations include:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Kent County Dental Society
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- Michigan Dental Association
- Michigan Tweed Orthodontic Study Club
- West Michigan District Dental Society
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, These components, through regular adjustments with our doctors, work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the improved positions.
Caledonia braces are an excellent choice for correcting many tooth issues, from simple to complex. Overall treatment time can be slightly reduced because traditional braces sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Caledonia braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Caledonia Invisalign system doesn’t use brackets and bands, but instead uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, which has made it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible, and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can add time to the orthodontic process, and might also experience negative effects on the results.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. Invisalign may not be a viable option for certain more complex problems. A free consultation with Caledonia Orthodontics will help you determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Caledonia Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will leave you with a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
To learn more about Caledonia orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Swan Orthodontics.