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Caring For Your Smile During Orthodontic Treatment

orthodontic treatment for the whole family

Straightening your teeth can have a world of benefits. It can give you more confidence in your smile, make it easier to keep your teeth clean, and improve the alignment of your front and back teeth so that chewing is easier. However, since orthodontic treatment often takes over a year, it is important to know how to care for your smile during that time.

Maintain Good Dental Hygiene

Maintaining your oral hygiene regimen is even more important now that you have braces. Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride-containing toothpaste, and floss at least once a day. To make flossing in between your wires and brackets easier, ask us for a sample of the Platypus orthodontic flosser or a floss threader. Use a mouthwash daily to kill germs.

Be sure to see your general dentist 2x a year for your cleaning and checkups.

Read our blog on 5 Steps to Brushing.

Eat a Mouth-Healthy Diet

Limit sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and sport drinks, to avoid having sugar on your teeth and increasing your risk of tooth decay. You'll also need to avoid certain foods because they are too gummy, hard, or likely to get stuck in or damage your braces.

Orthodontic treatment or not, eating sticky, sugary foods is never healthy because they increase your risk of developing tooth decay. Instead, opt for nutritious choices such as fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and lean proteins.

Orthodontic treatment will give you a better smile and the benefits that come with it. Make sure you take full advantage of your treatment by keeping your mouth clean so that your smile is white and healthy when your braces come off!

Malocclusion, Overbite, Overjet, Underbite, Crossbite and Openbite. What Does All This Mean??

Malocclusion, Overbite, Overjet, Underbite, Crossbite and Openbite

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

In this blog you will learn what these words mean and some treatment options Dr. Lupini and True Orthodontics, PC has available to correct them.

            Malocclusion

            Overbite

            Overjet

            Underbite

            Crossbite

            Openbite

You may have heard your dentist or orthodontist say these words when doing your exam. Each word has different meanings and we are going to break it down for you in terms you can understand.

Malocclusion – Latin for “bad bite.” This term is used in orthodontics to describe teeth that do not fit together properly.

 

Overbite – The upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when back teeth are closed. Also call a closed bite or deep bite. This would also be known as a Class II Malocclusion.

An overbite is a vertical issue that is usually due to an over developed upper jaw and a under developed lower jaw. It is usually hereditary however it can be caused by bad habits formed in early childhood like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting or prolonged bottle or pacifier use. Having a deep overbite can cause problems if it does not get corrected. You could suffer with jaw pain also known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), headaches, speech development, gum issues if your teeth hit your gums when you close down which can lead to damaged gums and possible tooth loss. A deep overbite can change the structure of your face causing you to become self-conscious and have low self-esteem.

What are some treatment options?

Dr. Lupini and True Orthodontics, PC will take different x-rays to determine the best way to treat this. You may have to war an appliance, wear elastics or both. Treatment length is determined case by case because everyone is different. If Dr. Lupini decides that you need to wear elastics with your braces the length of time can also be extended due to noncompliance. If you choose not to wear them your treatment will take longer. It is very important that you do what the doctor recommends so your treatment is not extended. For more information on elastics and different appliances check out our blog “What’s in My Mouth?”.

Here is a great youtube video where Dr. Greg Asatrian D.D.S., M.S., from UCLA School of Dentistry, explains why elastics are very important and what exactly they do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp7nM94HSkc&t=154s

 

Overjet – Protruding upper front teeth. Sometimes called buck teeth.

An overbite can be confused as an over jet. These are two different issues. An overjet is when there is a protruding horizontal overlap. This can be a skeletal issue where your upper jaw is more forward than your lower jaw.

What are some treatment options?

Depending on the severity of the overjet treatment can vary. Orthodontic treatment can fix some overjets. Some overjet’s require removing your upper first bicuspids to make space to retract your upper anterior (front) teeth. If the overjet is due to a deficiency in your lower jaw you may require orthognathic surgery. The surgeon will place your mandible in the proper position and the orthodontist will then finish treatment and make sure you have the ideal bite (occlusion).

In this youtube video Dr. Greg Asatrian D.D.S.,M.S. explains the difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wh6xAEp8KE&t=32s

 

Underbite – The lower front teeth or jaw sit ahead of the upper front teeth or jaw. Also known as a Class III Malocclusion. This is usually hereditary.

What are some treatment options?

The importance of early detection is extremely important in this case. Early treatment  is ideal and can make a big difference in future treatment. Sometimes the doctor will only need to use a palatal expander. This is an appliance that is worn daily and slowly expands the roof of the mouth.

Some cases may require orthognathic surgery to correct this problem. If surgery is required orthodontist and the oral surgeon will work closely together to correct the problem. Here is a great video explaining this type of surgery from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

https://myoms.org/procedures/corrective-jaw-surgery

 

Crossbite – Upper back teeth are in crossbite if they erupt and contact inside of the lower back teeth. Lower front teeth are in crossbite if they erupt in front of the upper front teeth. A crossbite can be a single tooth or groups of teeth.

What are some treatment options?

Just like an underbite, crossbite can be fixed sometimes using a palatal expander along with braces or aligners. Detecting this early is ideal.

Openbite – A malocclusion in which teeth do not make contact with each other. With an anterior openbite, the front teeth do not touch when the front teeth are closed together. With a posterior openbite, the back teeth do not touch when the front teeth are closed together. Thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, temporal mandibular joint disorders or TMJ/TMD and skeletal problems are all reasons why you may have an openbite.

What are the treatment options?

There are many different options for treating this. Behavior modifications as well as orthodontic treatment with braces or aligners early in childhood may be all that is necessary. However in severe cases orthognathic surgery may be required along with orthodontic care.

Early detection is the key with any orthodontic care.

Parents should look for these problems.

Early or late loss of baby teeth

Difficulty chewing or biting

Mouth-breathing

Jaws that shift or make sounds

Speech difficulties

Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth

Facial imbalance

Bruxism, teeth grinding or teeth clenching

Thumb or finger sucking habits

 

If you notice any of these issues with your child, please make an appointment with Dr. Lupini. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be examined by an orthodontist at the age of 7, or as early as age 3 for certain problems. Dr. Lupini offers free exams. If Dr. Lupini determines that your child is not ready for early treatment, he will recommend follow-up visits to evaluate growth and development, then determine the appropriate time to begin treatment. Dr. Lupini prefers to limit first-stage treatment time to 12-18 months to promote patient cooperation. For these patients, he may consider a second phase of treatment after the majority of permanent teeth have erupted. Other children can be efficiently treated with comprehensive single-phase treatment. Dr. Lupini typically initiates this treatment when your child is between 10 and 13 years of age.

Is My Dentist Also An Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists wrote an article that explains the difference between your general dentist and an orthodontist. Understanding the difference can help you make an educational decision. 

In case you missed it......

September 4, 2018

If you believe your dentist is also an orthodontist, take a minute to read this post.

Your confusion is understandable. After all, both dentists and orthodontists work on teeth. Both provide professional care that helps patients have good oral health, and both are dental school graduates. Your dentist may even offer orthodontic services, leading you to assume that he/she is an orthodontist. But the truth is that putting aligners or braces on teeth does not make a doctor an orthodontist.

Dentists, who are also known as general (or family) dentists, are concerned with overall oral health. Dentists treat decayed teeth (fillings) and remove failed teeth (extractions). They usually provide services such as crowns, veneers or bonding to improve the appearance and function of teeth that have extensive decay, or are misshapen or broken. Dentists look for abnormalities in the mouth and teach patients how to prevent dental disease.

As knowledgeable and skillful as dentists are, certain areas of dentistry have educational programs beyond dental school. Orthodontics is one of those areas. And that’s where specialists, such as orthodontists, come in.

Dental specialists get to be specialists by completing four years of general dental education in dental school, and then continuing in an accredited program where they study their specific specialty full-time for two or more years. When dentists studying a specialty area successfully complete their formal specialty education, they are able to use a title that denotes their area of specialization. “Orthodontist” is one example.

Other dental specialists include endodontists, who specialize in root canals; periodontists, who specialize in treating gum disease; pediatric dentists, who specialize in dental care for the under-21 age group; and oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who specialize in face, mouth and jaw surgery. Orthodontists are specialists who focus on the bite – how teeth meet and function, how they are aligned, how they are set in the jaws, and the positioning and sizes of the upper and lower jaws.

General dentists are licensed to practice dentistry. Some states allow them to provide specialty care, even if they do not have formal post-dental school training in the specialty services. For example, a dentist may be able to perform a root canal, but that does not mean he/she is an endodontist. A dentist may be able to extract a tooth, but that does not mean he/she is an oral surgeon. Likewise, a dentist may be able to provide braces or aligners to move teeth, but that does not mean the dentist is an orthodontist. Only orthodontists have the additional two or more years of orthodontic education from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, providing them with specialized training in moving teeth.

So that you can tell the difference between a dental specialist (such as an orthodontist) and a general dentist, be aware of the doctor’s:

Education

  • Dentists and dental specialists graduate from dental school
  • After dental school, a dental specialist goes on to study full-time in an accredited program in their specialty area for two or more years. After graduating, a dental specialist may call himself/herself by a title to denote their specialty training (e.g., orthodontist)

Scope of practice

  • General dentists are licensed to provide general care and, in some states, are allowed to provide specialty care even if they do not have formal post-dental school training in an accredited residency program
  • In many cases, specialists focus their practice on their dental specialty

If you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, consider a specialist: an orthodontist. Only bona fide orthodontists get to be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Visit aaoinfo.org to find your AAO orthodontist.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Orthodontist For You

5 things

 

5 Things you should consider when choosing your Orthodontist.

So you have decided to start orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child. Congratulations! Choosing the best orthodontic practice for you or your child is a big decision. Here our 5 things you need to consider before you begin treatment.

·         Education

·         Experience

·         Location

·         Hours of Operation

·         Financing

 

Education

What is the doctor’s educational background? What kind of continuing education or specialty does the doctor have? Are they a licensed member of the American Association of Orthodontists?

Dr. John Lupini D.D.S.,MS graduated in 1994 from the University of Michigan, graduating first in his dental school class. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and the Detroit District Dental Society.

He maintains high-quality orthodontics through continuing-education courses as well as staying current on the latest orthodontic research, technology, and treatment options such as tooth-colored braces (white braces), clear braces/invisible braces, clear aligners/invisible aligners, clear retainers, and orthodontic expander options.

Dr. Lupini  has a history of providing orthodontics for special needs children. He is aware of the unique requirements these patients require and how to cater to them. This means that during your consultation and treatment, everything will be much easier and more comfortable for you and your child. To learn more about choosing the right orthodontist for children with special needs read our blog on just that.

How to Find the Right Orthodontists For Kids With Special Needs.

Experience

How long has the doctor been treating patients? How experienced are they with treatment like yours? Who will be overseeing your treatment: the doctor or assistant? Do they have Google and or Facebook reviews? And if so how are they?

With over 20 years of experience Dr. Lupini has treated thousands of patients. Treating the most complex cases. Making him a leader in orthodontics. 

Dr. Lupini takes a very hands-on approach. He strategically places every orthodontic bracket and band himself based on his experience and thoughtful planning. Bracket and band placement is the most important aspect of treatment. This should always been done by your orthodontist. Not an assistant.

Here at True Orthodontics our patients have spoken for our work. We have a 5 star rating on Google, Facebook and Yelp.  Here are a few reviews our patients have left...

5 star 

Dr. Lupini and the staff at True Orthodontics are wonderful. They are friendly, considerate, efficient, and personable. The treatment is effective and modern. Dr. Lupini is great with my daughter. He put her at ease and explained everything to her. I am happy to recommend True Orthodontics to everyone.

~Sara B.

 5 star

Great Place to get braces! Staff is very friendly and effective. Very organized and on time, always accommodating to patient’s needs. Amazing orthodontist!

~Hussein C

 

 5 star

Dr. Lupini and the entire staff at True Orthodontics are wonderful, all three of my kids have had braces and all three were lucky enough to see Dr. Lupini in Wyandotte. Would highly recommend!!!!!!

 

Location

How convenient is the office? Is the office located near your work, school or home? Does the office have multiple locations? If they do are those other offices convenient for you in the case of an emergency?

I cannot express how important location is. You or your child will be seeing the orthodontist, at the minimum, once a month. So you want to choose an office that is most convenient to your needs. You also need to consider any satellite offices the doctor has. Emergencies don’t always happen when the doctor is at the location you have chosen. Choosing a doctor who has multiple locations means you might have to travel to their other offices.

Thumb Sucking. When should I be concerned?

thumb sucking

 

Thumb sucking is very common with infants and babies. It allows them to soothe and comfort themselves. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says “ for young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the world”. More than three-quarters of infants suck their thumbs or fingers.

 

When Should I Be Concerned?

Most children begin to stop sucking their thumbs and fingers before the age of 4. However some children will continue to do it when they are tired or when they may be experiencing anxiety or stress. Once a child begins school they usually stop due to being teased but if it continues we recommend you get a consultation with your general dentist for an evaluation.

 

Depending on the amount of time the child is sucking their thumb or fingers and how aggressive they may be will determine if you should be concerned. With aggressive sucking your child’s palate, the roof of the mouth, may begin to affect their bite as well as the growth of their jaw bones. Resulting in long term problems.

 

When Should I Get A Professional Opinion?

It is very important that your child begins getting dental check ups and cleanings from your general dentist or a pediatric dentist once the baby teeth begin coming in. They will start to watch for any issues your child may have due to sucking their thumb or fingers.

 

Once your child begins to get their permanent teeth it's time to get an exam from an Orthodontist. Early detection of problems will significantly change the amount of time your child will stay in orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child see an orthodontist no later than age 7 or as early as age 3.

 

What Can I Do To Help My Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb?

Using positive reinforcement when you notice they are not doing it. Creating a reward chart at home with rewards once they hit a number of days. Have your child participate by putting a star on the chart for every day they are thumb or finger free. You can purchase thumb emoji’s on Amazon along with more positive emoji’s. Make it a fun and positive experience.

Try and figure out what triggers it.Give positive encouragement.

Dr. Lupini offers free orthodontic exams. Treatment may or may not be required at that time. If Dr. Lupini determines that your child is not ready for early treatment, he will recommend follow-up visits to evaluate growth and development, then determine the appropriate time to begin treatment.

 

For more suggestions on how to help your child stop sucking their thumb or fingers checkout Web MD, Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry or the American Dental Association’s websites.

Stop in or call one of our downriver offices.

 

Trenton 1954 West Rd., Trenton  MI 48183 or call us at 734-675-1170.Wyandotte 1605 Fort St., Wyandotte  MI 48192 or call us at 734-282-4100.

 

We serve the Downriver Community and its surrounding communities. Trenton, Wyandotte, Taylor, Detroit, Riverview, Southgate, Romulus, Lincoln Park, Brownstown, Woodhaven, Grosse Ile, Gibraltar, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Carleton and Monroe.

 

Is Adult Braces for Me?

adult braces

Orthodontic Treatment for adults is becoming more and more common. In fact, the number of adults getting braces has climbed more than 40% since 2012. More adults are realizing that orthodontic treatment is not just for kids. Orthodontics can help improve the aesthetics and health of a smile at any age. You are never too old to correct crooked teeth and misaligned jaws. Correcting your bite will create a balanced mouth and a healthy bite. Reducing your risk of gum disease. Chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults in the U.S. in addition to the clinical benefits adults are wanting to invest in a beautiful healthy smile.

adult braces

Common reasons adults choose to get braces:

·         Enhanced self-confidence

·         Improved occlusal (bite) function & less chance for enamel chipping & wear patterns.

·         Crossbite Correction

·         Increased oral hygiene efficiency & therefore reduced chance for gingivitis & decay

·         Reduced risk of injury to protruding front teeth

·         Aid in optimizing other dental treatment

·        Guidance of teeth into more favorable positions.

Orthodontic treatment does not always have to be metal. With today’s technology we are able to offer several different options. Dr. Lupini offers invisible clear braces, ceramic braces and clear aligners (Invisalign® alternatives). Ceramic braces use brackets that may be white or clear and are made from high-quality ceramics that are stronger and look more natural and less obvious to others.

If you’ve been thing about getting that perfect smile, we would love to have you visit us for a free exam. If you would like to understand the differences in treatment visit our website and read our blog on metal, ceramic and clear aligners. You can also visit the American Association of Orthodontics website for more information. If you have any questions please feel free to call one of our 2 offices.

Wyandotte Location 734-282-4100  or our Trenton Location 734-675-1170.

Serving the Metro Detroit area.

Metal, Clear and Ceramic Braces. What's the Difference?

What is the difference between metal, clear and ceramic braces? Here is a breakdown of the different options you may have when deciding to get your teeth straightened.

Metal Braces

When you think about braces these are the traditional braces that come to mind. They are visible metal brackets and wires. These brackets are made of high quality stainless steel or titanium. Today’s brackets are much smaller and less noticeable than the brackets us adults remember as children. Metal braces may be recommended based on the patient’s needs. Metal braces work better in some cases of overcrowding and severe alignment issues.

traditionalbraces

Ceramic Braces

Dr. Lupini uses the highest-quality ceramic braces for children’s and adult braces. These are much smaller when compared to previous designs. Also, most wires used contain titanium and titanium alloys, which allow for more continuous (gentle) forces placed on the teeth and actually produce more efficient and shorter treatments. These same wires are available with a tooth-colored coating to help them blend in when used with ceramic/tooth-colored braces.

ceramic

 

Invisible Aligners/Clear Aligners (Invisalign® and Alternatives)

Clear aligner therapy involves a series of trays that are made with computer-imaging technology. Invisible clear aligners address mild teeth misalignment (malocclusion). Aligners must be worn 22 hours every day to ensure that tooth movement progresses properly. Your teeth will move slowly as you sequentially replace aligners about every two to four weeks. Composite-bonded attachments help aligner retention and facilitate certain tooth movements. Interproximal reduction, or removal of enamel between the teeth, is a common requirement during clear aligner treatment. The treatment time an number of aligners depend on the severity of the malocclusion. Complex tooth movements usually require the addition of fixed appliances or dental braces.

While clear aligner options (like Invisalign) and clear retainers appeal to many adults for esthetic reasons, traditional braces are still far more accurate and effective at straightening crooked teeth, especially for patients with more severe malocclusion. They also give Dr. Lupini finer adjustment control as your teeth begin moving and throughout your treatment period.

clear aligners

Getting your teeth straightened is a major decision, but the rewards can last a lifetime. Dr. Lupini and the staff at True Orthodontics are here to help you with any questions you may have. Check out our other blog on fitting braces into your life.

Please feel free to contact one of our locations.

Wyandotte location 734-282-4100  1605 Fort St., Wyandotte, MI 48192

Trenton location 734-675-1170  1954 West Rd., Trenton MI 48192

Visit us on the web at www.TrueOrthodontics.com or email us at frontdesk@trueortho.com

True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Hts, Romulus, Huron Township, Flat Rock, Monroe, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Southgate and surrounding communities.

Orthodontic Emergencies

orthodontic emergencies

A true orthodontic emergency can happen at any time. We encourage you to call our office if you are experienceing an emergency. Even when the office is closed we encourage you to. We always have an on call assistant who can answer your call and help you through your emergency or even meet you at one of our offices.

Mouth Sores

Mouth sores are not uncommon when you are starting your orthodontic treatment. This is not something you need to worry about. Mix a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of table salt and mix well. Rinse your mouth out several times a day until the sore is gone. If it lasts more than a couple days be sure to call the office. Although it is not uncommon, Dr. Lupini does not want you to suffer with sores more than a few days.

You can also go to your local pharmacy and purchase Peroxyl from Colgate. Peroxyl is an alcohol-free mouth sore rinse that promotes healing of oral irritations.

Lost Separators

A lost separator is not an emergency. It happens. Be sure to call our office on the next business day first thing in the morning. Sometimes we can have you come in first thing in the morning and place a new separator and have you to come back in the afternoon to complete your treatment.

Loose or Broken Bracket

broken bracket

Sometimes your bracket may become loose or broken over time. If this happens you can leave it alone as long as it is not hurting. Call the office on the next business day and let the receptionist know you will need a longer appointment next visit to have it put back on.

If you experience pain place a piece of wax over the bracket and call our office to speak with our on call assistant.

Loose or Poking Wire

poking wire

Call our office for immediate assistance if you are in pain and unable to fix any of these problems. If you have a loose wire that has come out of the bracket get a pair of tweezers and try and place it back in place. If you are not able to place it back in its place you can get a pair of nail clippers and clip the wire to the next bracket that is attached.

If your wire is poking your tissue try using the end of a pencil eraser and bend it away from your tissue. If you can reach it you can also use nail clippers and clip it.

When in doubt wax it! This should be able to blunt the end of the wire until you can come in and have us fix it for you.

wax

Although emergencies are rare they can happen. Here at True Orthodontics we are here to make your orthodontic experience as comfortable as possible.  Please don’t hesitate to call one of our downriver locations. Wyandotte  734-282-4100 or Trenton  734-675-1170.

Serving the downriver communities.

What's in My Mouth?

During your orthodontic treatment you may have different types of appliances that correct the alignment of your teeth and jaw. While many of these dental appliances look similar they each do different functions to your teeth and jaw. Here is a breakdown of each appliance we may use during your treatment.

Separators

 

Orthodontic separators (commonly known as spacers) are rubber bands. Spacers are placed between the molars at the second orthodontic appointment, before molar bands are applied. These spacers create space between the teeth so we can place the molar bands. We try to schedule this appointment 1-2 days before your placement of molar bands appointment.

Molar Bands

Molar bands are thin metal rings which are placed on teeth for securing orthodontic attachments and appliances.

Palatal Expander

             

The benefit of receiving orthodontic treatment in childhood is the ability to take advantage of your child’s natural growth process to treat or even prevent malocclusions otherwise known as a bad bite. Using a palatal expander can do just that.

Palatal expanders create more space in a child’s mouth by gradually widening the upper jaw. Successful palatal expansion treatment is done before the child’s growth plate or midpalatal suture fuses – usually between ages 14 and 16.

Bite Plate  

A bite plate is designed to correct a deep bite (this occurs when the upper front teeth overlap the bottom front teeth an excessive amount). The removable, upper retainer has a special bite ramp built into the front to be worn all day and night.

Archwire

The metal wire that is attached to the brackets and used to move the teeth. There are many different sizes that will be used during treatment.

Brackets

The small metal, ceramic, or plastic attachment bonded to each tooth with a tooth-colored adhesive. The bracket has a slot that the orthodontic wire fits into.

Elastics

Also known as rubber bands. During certain stages of treatment, small elastics or rubber bands are worn to provide individual tooth movement or jaw alignment. These elastics attach to an upper and a lower bracket.

Retainer

             

A fixed or removable appliance worn after braces are removed or aligner therapy is complete. A retainer is fitted to upper and or lower teeth to hold them in their finished positions. When worn as prescribed, retainers are the best tool available to minimize unwanted tooth movement after active treatment ends.

Mouth Guard

 

A removable device used to protect the teeth and mouth from injury caused by sporting activities. The use of a mouth guard is especially important for orthodontic patients.  We have many color choices.

Clear Aligners

            

Clear removable appliances that are used to straighten teeth.

Headgear

Are you worried you might have to wear headgear? Don’t worry you won’t! Dr. Lupini uses the latest technology that allows the movement of teeth and jaw without using bulky and uncomfortable headgear.

Please feel free to ask Dr. Lupini or the staff here at True Orthdontics any questions you may have regarding your treatment. Our office serves the downriver community.

Serving Trenton, Wyandotte, Taylor, Gibraltar, Riverview, Carleton, Brownstown, Grosse Ile, Southgate, Lincoln Park, Ecorse, River Rouge, Romulus, Flat Rock, Monroe, New Boston, and Huron Township.

For more information visit our website at wwwTrueOrthodontics.com and the  American Association of Orthodontics.

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John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.