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Smiles for Every Generation

At Central Illinois Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing exceptional care for patients of all ages.

We're proud to deliver top-notch treatments tailored for children, teens, and adults. Everyone deserves a happy, healthy smile, and that goes double for our amazing Peoria-area community.

Orthodontics for Children

Central Illinois Orthodontics puts your child's dental health and happiness at the forefront. We customize our orthodontic treatments to suit the individual needs of our younger patients.


A First Look by Age Seven

In keeping with the recommendations of The American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Long advises an initial orthodontic evaluation for children by age seven.

This early check-up is pivotal in deciding the most beneficial time to begin treatment, aiming for both cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

The Upside of Early Intervention

Starting orthodontic treatment early can curb the development of more severe issues and simplify later treatments. Dr. Long is skilled in identifying and managing conditions more easily treated in their initial stages, which might become more complicated if left until later.


Spotting the Early Signs

It's not always clear when a child needs orthodontic care. Early or late loss of baby teeth, difficulties with chewing or biting, and unusual breathing patterns can all be indicators. Our experienced team is here to evaluate and provide guidance every step of the way.

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Orthodontics for Teenagers

Teenagers in Peoria benefit from a broad spectrum of treatment possibilities at Central Illinois Orthodontics. The wide array of available options means there’s an ideal solution for every teen.


Navigating Teen Orthodontic Needs

The teenage years are the perfect time for correcting issues like spacing, crowding, and misalignments. With all permanent teeth in place yet with jaws that are still developing, teens are really in the sweet spot for orthodontic care.

Our patients have the option to select from cutting-edge treatments including sleek metal braces, customized clear braces, and invisible aligners.

Moving Forward from Phase I

Teens who've previously undergone Phase I treatment in childhood are now poised for the next step, whether that be full braces or other advanced orthodontic procedures.


Advantages for Teens in Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers teens improved oral health, a decrease in the need for future dental work, lower risks of gum disease, and a boost in bite efficiency.

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FAQs on Teen Orthodontics

Orthodontic Solutions for Adults

Your smile just gets better with time, and it's never too late to enhance it. At Central Illinois Orthodontics, age is no barrier to reaching the smile you've always wanted.

Why see Dr. Long for a smile upgrade?

Teeth Tend to Shift

It may be hard to believe, but your teeth continue to shift as an adult. This can lead to painful aches and soreness, problems with cleaning, as well as issues with the appearance of your smile. Luckily, orthodontic treatment can deal with all these pitfalls.


Maintaining Your Dental Health

Overlooking misaligned teeth can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, chewing difficulties, and abnormal wear of tooth surfaces. Orthodontic treatment in adulthood can help prevent these problems before they start.

You’ve Got Options!

There’s never been a better time to get adult orthodontic treatment. In fact, one in five new patients at Central Illinois Orthodontics is over the age of 18.

With options like clear braces and clear aligners, you can switch up your smile without drawing attention to your treatment.


Attentive, Expert Care

Don’t be fooled by big promises from ads on social media – you’ll always benefit from guided treatment from a professional like Dr. Long. There’s no replacement for the personal touch of an expert who cares, and online aligner companies simply can’t compete!

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Begin Your Orthodontic Journey

Ready to take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Long at Central Illinois Orthodontics today!

With conveniently located in offices in Peoria and Metamora, your new smile is just around the corner.