Meet Your Homer Glen Family Orthodontist
Ryan E. Booth, D.D.S., M.S.D.
From getting braces as a child to becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Ryan's always been at home in our practice.
Dr. Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. After college, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
Dr. Ryan went on to complete two and a half years of advanced specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Colorado and earned his Masters of Science in Dentistry for his research on the properties of today's high-tech orthodontic wires.
He brings with him the latest training in cutting-edge techniques and familiarity with the newest technologies that will help provide patients with exceptional care.
Barry E. Booth, D.D.S.
Dr. Barry Booth's been making Homer Glen smile for more than 30 years.
Dr. Barry Booth has been a practicing orthodontic specialist in Homer Glen since 1986. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Specialist Certificate and Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Illinois.
From 1988 to 1991, Dr. Barry was part of a surgical orthodontic team with Cook County Hospital in Chicago, treating patients with accident-related injuries and birth defects as well as facial and dental deformities.
In 2008, Dr. Barry founded our chapter of Smile for a Lifetime, a national non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing healthy, beautiful, straight smiles to people who do not have the opportunity to obtain orthodontic treatment.
Care For All Ages From Your Homer Glen Family Orthodontist
At Booth Orthodontics, we believe that everyone should be able to access quality orthodontic treatment and that everyone deserves a beautifully aligned smile. We are proud to offer a full range of orthodontic services, including braces and Invisalign, for children, teens, and adults at our office in Homer Glen.
Homer Glen Orthodontics for Children
In order to ensure that your child is as healthy as possible, it's important that their teeth and jaws are properly aligned, giving them a healthy bite. Many parents are surprised to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7.
By that age, your child's teeth have developed enough so that small problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth can be spotted while they still have some baby teeth. A check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine and that braces won't be necessary, or we may identify a potential problem and recommended that we monitor it. From there, we may begin treatment at a time that is appropriate for the child. In other cases, we may recommended early treatment.
Orthodontic Care for Homer Glen Teens
Early treatment 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 cut down the length of treatment considerably.
Teens often want to know, "How long will I be in braces?" There's no set answer, as each case is different, just like each smile is unique. We're always going to do everything that we can to ensure that your teen has their most beautiful, forever smile. Fortunately, today's braces are a big improvement over the ones that previous generations have experienced. They're smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever before. They also come in a variety of styles, materials and colors.
In addition, teens also have more treatment options than ever before. In addition to traditional metal braces, teens also have the option of choosing clear, ceramic braces, which work the same way traditional braces do, but are designed to blend in with your teen's teeth, giving a more subtle appearance. Also, if your teen wants a new smile with no wires, whatsoever, they might consider treatment using clear aligners, such as Invisalign. Clear aligners straighten teeth gradually using a series of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth.
Adult Orthodontics in Homer Glen
Orthodontic treatment isn't just for children and teens. More adults than ever are seeking beautiful, forever smiles through orthodontic treatment. Today, roughly 1-in-5 orthodontic patients are adults, so it's never too late to get that stunning smile that you've always wanted.
Many adults are choosing to receive treatment later in life because they understand how important it is to maintain their oral health, they want to feel better about their overall appearance, or both. We also see many adults who have received orthodontic treatment during their early years, but are in need of a "touch up" to regain the smiles they once had.
At Booth Orthodontics, we recognize that children, teens, and adults will all have different dental needs and need different levels of attention and care. We work diligently with each patient to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for you in the most inviting environment.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started.