Meet Your DeWitt Family Orthodontist MEET LANSING & DEWITT ORTHODONTIST Dr. Ed Grubaugh Dr. Ed Grubaugh is a native of the Lansing area. He grew up on a farm just north of DeWitt and attended St. Johns Public Schools. His desire to become an orthodontist was inspired by his own orthodontic treatment at age 12. Orthodontic care for patients of all ages Age is not a barrier to orthodontic treatment, and everyone deserves to feel confident and happy with their smile. Our team of orthodontic specialists is committed to providing quality care to patients of all ages, and we offer a variety of treatment options, including traditional braces and Invisalign, at our DeWitt office. Whether you're a child, teen, or adult, we can help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted. Orthodontics for children It's important to know that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should visit an orthodontist by age 7. This allows our team of orthodontics specialists to ensure that your child's teeth and jaws are properly aligned and to catch any issues in their early stages. A check-up doesn't necessarily mean that your child will need braces right away. Sometimes we simply recommend monitoring their growth until the appropriate age for treatment. Early treatment has many benefits. It allows our team to monitor the growth and development of your child's jaw, meaning we can catch and begin treating problems while they're still in the early stages. This can reduce the length of treatment considerably and make the process much easier. Orthodontic care for teens One of the most common questions teens ask us is how long they will have to wear braces. Each smile is unique, so there is no set answer to this question. But your teen can rest assured that our team will work hard to ensure that they achieve their most beautiful smile. Braces have come a long way in recent years and are now available in a variety of styles, materials, and colors. They are also smaller, sleeker, and much more comfortable than in previous generations. Teen treatment doesn't stop at traditional metal braces, either. We also offer clear, ceramic braces that blend in discreetly with their teeth but work in the same way as metal braces. And for those who prefer to avoid wires altogether, we offer clear aligners like Invisalign that gradually straighten teeth using a series of clear, removable trays designed to fit over their teeth. Whatever option your teen chooses, our team of orthodontics specialists is here to support them throughout the treatment process. Adult orthodontics Just like children and teens, adults are also seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve their dream smiles. In fact, roughly 20 percent of all orthodontic patients these days are adults. Whether it's for maintaining oral health or improving the appearance of their smiles, more adults are realizing the benefits of orthodontic care. At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we understand that adults have unique needs and concerns when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Some adults may have had orthodontic treatment in the past and need a "touch up" to restore their former smiles. Others may be seeking treatment for the first time, but are hesitant because they believe that orthodontics is only for children and teens. Take the first step towards achieving your dream smile by scheduling a free consultation with us today.