Treatment Options

Dr. Kelleher believes that smiles can be transformed best by thinking beyond a “one-size-fits-all” approach. He will often combine treatments to create the most optimal result. You can read about the treatments Dr. Kelleher offers below ranging from clear aligners to traditional and tie-less braces.

Invisalign

Invisalign Teen
Invisalign for Teenagers in Folsom and Davis, California

Teenagers are statistically proven to wear their Invisalign aligners more consistently than adults.

“Hi, my name is Dr. Kelleher and thanks for visiting the Invisalign for teenagers page on our website. People seem to always get a kick out of the “did you know” stat above. My experience used to be that when kids wore orthodontic devices well, they usually had an adult making sure they followed through.

A couple things I would like to discuss:

First, if you are a teenager reading this, I know what it is like to grow up with teeth not properly aligned. It can be hard and can sometimes cause self-consciousness. Teeth that look really crooked or that cause a weird bite can affect your self-confidence.

In fact, that self-consciousness was one of the main reasons I became an orthodontist. I didn’t want others to feel stressed or to lack confidence, when changing all that, for the better, is not so difficult to do! Rest assured, we will take great care of you and will give you the gorgeous smile and confidence you deserve.

Invisalign is a great option if you play sports, sing in choir or do other activities that require practice, travel, etc.
 For patients planning soon to get to college, Invisalign is an amazing option of treatment because we can monitor your progress virtually, for many months, via phone images until your return breaks, etc back home.

Aligners involve less appointment times. Aligners also allow us to monitor your progress, virtually, for many of your appointments. Treatment times tend to be faster and more predictable because the automation of consistent orthodontic force, coming from plastic, is more efficient than braces often allow.
Invisalign Adults
Invisalign® for Adults

Let your Dream Smile Shine Through at any Age with Invisalign for Adults in Folsom and Davis, California

“Hi, this is Dr. Kelleher. If you are an adult who had braces as a teen, we can usually fine-tune your smile with aligners – at a fraction of the time and expense compared to your never having had treatment. This is because, most likely, you already had your bite corrected as a teen, with only moderate relapse of your front teeth!

You are never too old to achieve the gorgeous smile you deserve. I am passionate about changing smiles and lives. Your primary concerns are really important to us and the cornerstone of great results. We see many adults and the results are fabulous! I love seeing newfound confidence that emerges during your care. There are few things as gratifying for me than to help impact your smile, confidence and life!

As with younger patients, aligners involve less appointment time. We can monitor your progress, virtually by phone images for many of your appointments. This frees up your schedule in not having to always come into the office. Treatment times tend to be faster and more predictable with aligners because the automation of consistent plastic force is gentler and more efficient than braces often allow. By finishing your treatment with higher tech and less time in our office, it financially prioritizes your schedule – not ours.

We’re recognized as a top Invisalign for Adults provider in Folsom, California. We will make sure that your treatment fits your lifestyle, budget and respects your time. Thanks so much for reading this and I look forward to welcoming you into our Invisalign family.”
Kelleher Smile 3D
There was a time in orthodontics when patients had no choice than to endure goopy, and sometimes uncomfortable, impressions of their teeth. We have invested in the latest state-of-the art digital technologies – so you will not have to go through that process. We are very high-tech digital – both with 3D diagnostic x-ray imagery, but also in fabricating 3D orthodontic devices – customized just for you! You will get to see a digital 3D rendering of what your smile will look like, before you begin treatment. This saves time in confirming your treatment preferences. Our patients love seeing this 3D rendering of their smile!

Let your Personality Shine Through … Braces that will exceed your expectations in Folsom and Davis, California

“Hi, this is Dr. Kelleher. Because we get to know many of our patients in a way that’s a bit like family, we share life’s trials and tribulations along the way. We’ve noticed that life can be a little easier with newfound confidence and a better smile; we see the subtle change of the tides in our patients. There are few things as gratifying as witnessing that shift – for them to take on a new day!

When you are choosing orthodontic treatment, whether with braces, adjustable retainers, mail order smile programs, aligners or any other modality – these are just tools used to move teeth. Your actual investment is in the expertise that the doctor and team have. Knowing the limits for moving teeth is a skill that comes only from training and experience. I am proud to say that my team and I have treated thousands of patients with braces and aligners. We know that great results are not an accident. “Out of the box” success is not a given, simply because marketing narratives say it is so. We are experts at ensuring that you receive a healthy, enduring and gorgeous result. We will make sure that your treatment plan respects your anatomic boundaries, fits your lifestyle, your budget and your schedule. Thanks so much for reading this and I look forward to welcoming you into our family.”

Types of Braces

Traditional Braces
While clear aligners are certainly the fastest growing segment in orthodontics, traditional braces for teenagers and adults are still a fantastic way to achieve the gorgeous smile of your dreams. Braces are made of very durable stainless steel that also utilizes certain types of elastics. It is also important to know that traditional braces are hypoallergenic, which appeals to a number of patients.
Clear Braces
Clear braces are also a fast growing segment in orthodontics for many reasons. One of the reasons is that they are mostly clear, which makes it less obvious that you are even in orthodontic treatment. For people that might not be a candidate for clear aligners, clear braces are usually the next best esthetic option. Clear braces are made of tooth-colored material and are mainly used in older teens and also adults.

Braces for Teens and Adults

Braces Teens
Braces for Teenagers in Folsom and Davis, California

Thanks for visiting the braces for teenagers page on our website. A couple things I would like to discuss that are near and dear to me. First, if you are a teenager reading this, I know what it is like to grow up with teeth not properly aligned. It can be difficult and even cause self-consciousness. In fact, having crooked teeth and knowing the effect on one’s confidence was one of the main reasons I became an orthodontist. I didn’t want that to happen to other people as it did me. Rest assured, we will take great care of you and craft a gorgeous smile to restore the confidence you deserve.

If you are a parent reading this, I know what a big decision this is. We will take as much time as is needed to answer your questions and to get to know you and your family. This is the foundation of trust and helping you feel as comfortable as possible. The pace of our practice allows this to happen – not rushing from room to room. We are here for you and look forward to welcoming you into our braces-for- teenagers “family.”
Braces for Teenagers that let their personality and confidence shine through!

“Hi, this is Dr. Kelleher. I am passionate about improving smiles and the lives of our patients. This is my team’s over-arching goal – it’s what we live for around here. We are a close-knit team and love seeing the transformation that braces for teenagers can accomplish.

Something important to remember when you’re choosing orthodontic treatment – whether with braces or aligners – the devices we use to move teeth into their proper position are only tools. The real investment with orthodontic care is in the expertise that the doctor and team have. I am proud to say that our team has treated thousands of teenagers with braces – and we still really enjoy what we do! We are experts at ensuring that you receive an impeccable, gorgeous result for your child. We will make sure that the treatment plan we prescribe fits your family’s lifestyle, budget and that your time is respected above all. Thanks so much for reading this and I look forward to welcoming you into our family.”
Braces Adults
Braces for Adults in Folsom and Davis, California

“Hi, my name is Dr. Kelleher and thanks for visiting the braces for adults page on our website. We are so passionate that it is never too late to achieve the gorgeous smile of your dreams. Not only does it achieve increased confidence but also helps create an overall healthier mouth and body. We proudly use the most innovative technologies here and offer different types of braces for adults that fit your lifestyle. Those include traditional braces, Invisalign and clear (ceramic) braces.

Whether you come in or choose to see us virtually, we will give you the personal attention you deserve. We want to understand your lifestyle better so I can customize the perfect treatment plan that achieves the gorgeous outcome you and your family deserve. I look forward to seeing you soon!”
Let your Personality Shine Through … Braces that will exceed your expectations in Folsom and Davis, California

“Hi, this is Dr. Kelleher. Because we get to know many of our patients in a way that’s a bit like family, we share life’s trials and tribulations along the way. We’ve noticed that life can be a little easier with newfound confidence and a better smile; we see the subtle change of the tides in our patients. There are few things as gratifying as witnessing that shift – for them to take on a new day!

When you are choosing orthodontic treatment, whether with braces, adjustable retainers, mail order smile programs, aligners or any other modality – these are just tools used to move teeth. Your actual investment is in the expertise that the doctor and team have. Knowing the limits for moving teeth is a skill that comes only from training and experience. I am proud to say that my team and I have treated thousands of patients with braces and aligners. We know that great results are not an accident. “Out of the box” success is not a given, simply because marketing narratives say it is so. We are experts at ensuring that you receive a healthy, enduring and gorgeous result. We will make sure that your treatment plan respects your anatomic boundaries, fits your lifestyle, your budget and your schedule. Thanks so much for reading this and I look forward to welcoming you into our family.”

TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Syndrome Treatment at Kelleher Orthodontics
Hi, Dr. Kelleher here! TMJ problems can be one of the most painful jaw-related issues to experience. Suffering from TMJ pain can not only cause pain in your jaw, but can also cause ear aches, neck aches, difficulty with chewing, facial pain, numbness and headaches. Interestingly, there is often a link between increased headaches and a dysfunctional bite. A dysfunctional bite can cause you to compensate with destructive clenching habits. This will not only put you at a higher likelihood to suffer from chronic headaches, but it can also seriously damage the integrity of your teeth, with continued damage to the jaw joints!

Well, that’s where my team and I can help . Here at Kelleher Orthodontics, we will listen to each of your symptoms and concerns, document your history in detail, and carefully curate a personalized treatment to treat your symptoms. We can also help you identify triggers that can aggravate nighttime wear-and-tear on your jaw. We have resolved many “hopeless” TMJ conditions – it’s about paying attention to the tiniest bite imbalances and addressing each one.