Trusted Orthodontics in Lincoln
At Lincoln Orthodontics, quality orthodontic care is important to us. We are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Lincoln and the surrounding communities.
6825 S 27th St # 202
Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone: (402) 489-8841
Lincoln’s trusted orthodontists
Dr. Emily Willett grew up in Brookings, South Dakota, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology while competing on their Varsity Swim team. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry in Lincoln, graduating at the top of her class. She went on to complete specialty Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the UNMC College of Dentistry while simultaneously earning her Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology.
She is board-certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and remains active with several professional affiliations.
Dr. Paula Harre is a native of Lincoln. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. She practiced family dentistry in Broken Bow, Nebraska for nine years, but her desire to specialize in orthodontics brought her back to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where she received her Master’s Degree and orthodontic specialty certificate.
She is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and maintains professional affiliations.
When it comes to straightening teeth, traditional braces are one of the most efficient tools we have. Metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments, these components apply gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Lincoln braces are an excellent choice for correcting oral issues that range from simple to complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making them a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. These aligners are very popular with our teen and adult patients, and Invisalign is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is virtually invisible. The trays are designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth, and are generally switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps 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. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the end results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign tends to be most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A consultation with Lincoln Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Braces + Invisalign in Lincoln: customized treatment for unique smiles
At Lincoln Orthodontics, we provide customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit our office for your initial consultation, we’ll take special care with your specific orthodontic needs, paying close attention to your particular tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for your treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!