Trusted Fairhope Orthodontics
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Daphne, Bay Minette, Atmore, Fairhope and the surrounding areas at our three conveniently located offices.
1303 Main St
Daphne, AL 36526
Phone: (251) 626-7770
Your Fairhope orthodontist
Dr. Glenn Glass finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama before graduating with honors from the UA School of Dentistry. He would also later earn his Master’s degree in Orthodontics.
Dr. Glass often lectures at schools and study clubs. He stays current on the latest technological advances in his field through continuing education and memberships in the following professional organizations:
American Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
Southern Association of Orthodontists
Mobile Area Dental Society
Baldwin County Study Club
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have for straightening smiles. These braces are generally made of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctor, the brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle, continuous pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Braces have a long history of successfully correcting a number of orthodontic issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Traditional braces also tend to require less of the complicated technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments rely on, making them a cost-effective option for straightening smiles.
Instead of using the brackets, wires, and bands traditional braces do, our Fairhope Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. This treatment option is popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Patient compliance is key with Invisalign, since the system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A complimentary consultation with Glass Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Fairhope Braces and Invisalign: finding your perfect smile
Our doctors have many years of experience between them, and our entire team is skilled in providing customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit our Fairhope office for your initial consultation, our skilled staff will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, including your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!