Hermanson Orthodontics

COVID-19 UPDATE

4.2.20 6:00 P.M.

Hermanson Orthodontics will remain closed through April 30th.

Governor Reynolds has again extended her State Public Health Emergency Declaration. This latest proclamation prohibits all dentists and staff in the State of Iowa from performing any elective dental procedures at this time to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to preserve the personal protective equipment that is needed to protect healthcare workers from infected patients. This mandate will remain in effect until April 30th at 11:59 pm. Until then, we will be tending to true orthodontic emergencies only. This situation is challenging all of us, and we hate that it is causing delays in our patients’ treatments. We understand, though, that Governor Reynolds has taken this action to protect our patients, our team, and our communities. We urge everyone to wash hands frequently, to practice social distancing, and to hunker down at home so life can return to normal, and we can start working on your smiles again as soon as possible!

Adult Treatment

More and more adults are now enjoying the benefits of orthodontic treatment. About 25% of our patients are adults. While most adults seek treatment to improve their personal appearance and self-esteem, some are referred by their general dentist when the positions of the teeth make it impossible for the dentist to restore them properly. With the advancements in implant dentistry, missing teeth can now be replaced. It is often necessary to align the teeth so that proper implant placement can be accomplished. The state-of-the-art techniques that we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time, and allow you to choose from several options. These options may include conventional stainless steel braces, or clear braces. Our adult patients agree that it is never too late to improve your smile!

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