Patients at Buchanan Orthodontics can get healthy, beautiful smiles without the discomfort of headgear, expanders, tooth extractions or jaw surgery.

Dr. Jennifer Buchanan uses the latest technology, Damon Braces, which works with the patient’s body to gently but effectively move the teeth and jaws.

“It helps mimic your body's healing process,” Dr. Buchanan said. “Where I place the braces and how I use the wires guides where we need the jaw to move instead of having to do jaw surgery. Most patients only need to wear elastics to get their bite the way it needs to be.”

In addition, Dr. Buchanan customizes the braces specifically to each patient to achieve the best results.

“We even take it a step further and we customize our Damon Braces,” Dr. Buchanan said. “We scan the patient's mouth, then I create each perfect functional smile. Next, the braces are custom-made to move the jaws exactly as I designed them. Each individual tooth has a customized bracket like a custom shoe made for each tooth.”

For patients who don’t want traditional brackets and wires, Dr. Buchanan offers Spark Clear Aligners. These aligners are made of clear material and are less noticeable, making them a popular choice for adult patients. The Spark Clear Aligners use the same gentle forces and move bone like the Damon Braces. Through gentle and effective movement, patients see results quickly.

Transforming smiles is about more than oral health. An individual’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. For example, if an individual cannot floss effectively because the teeth are crowded, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause health concerns, such as heart problems, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

With Damon Braces and Spark Clear Aligners, Dr. Buchanan is able to widen patient’s airways, which helps prevent sleep apnea and snoring.

“Our orthodontic technology not only creates beautiful smiles, but also promotes gum health as well as optimal breathing and sleeping,” Dr. Buchanan said. “I have been blessed over these last 28 years to help my patients with something that affects them 24 hours a day. We are transforming smiles and lives with the latest orthodontic treatment in our office!”

In addition to the health benefits, Dr. Buchanan helps patients gain confidence with their winning smiles.

“Your smile is the first thing people notice about you,” Dr. Buchanan said. “It's definitely a big part of who you are. If you're not feeling confident about your smile, you're more withdrawn and you don't want to engage with people. Life is about making connections and relationships with others. It gives you that confidence to go for the job you really want. When I was in school, I did a research project looking at how orthodontics affects self-esteem. We were able to show that orthodontic treatment makes a phenomenal difference.”

Dr. Buchanan’s practice is located at 6595 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 100, McKinney in Adriatica. Individuals interested in transforming their smiles at Buchanan Orthodontics can schedule a free consultation online at Future patients can also call or text the office at 972-542-4412.

The above story was produced by Multi-platform Journalist Mary Katherine Shapiro with Community Impact's Storytelling team with information solely provided by the local business as part of their "sponsored content" purchase through our advertising team.