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Orthodontic Treatment in West Coastal Florida

The experts at Hess Orthodontics have the experience and knowledge necessary to enhance your smile with Invisalign, clear braces, Damon braces, and more.

When Should You See an Orthodontist?​

It’s always a great idea to start a journey towards a brilliant smile. While some people may have apparent issues such as asymmetry, others may have undiagnosed or unseen orthodontic problems. 

Common reasons for seeking treatment include crooked teeth, overlapping or gapped teeth, improper bites, or misaligned bone structure. It is crucial to address these issues as soon as possible. Not only are these problems unsightly, but If left untreated, these conditions can lead to more severe issues like gum disease and rapid tooth decay. 

Some people do not know they need treatment because of the common misconception that only the alignment of your visible teeth is an indicator of overall orthodontic health. These people may have severe underlying issues that they can’t see, but they will feel effects like higher cavity risk and related body problems. 

No matter where you are in life’s journey, treating painful and misaligned orthodontic issues starts with a visit to South Tampa’s orthodontic leaders at Hess Orthodontics. Get your complimentary consultation today! 

Types of Orthodontic Treatment & Appliances

No matter the reason you’re seeking treatment, we’re confident we can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. At Hess Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including:


For decades, Invisalign has helped reinvigorate patient’s smiles. Using a graduated system of smooth plastic aligners, Invisalign moves your teeth into a more pleasing position with noticeable results in as little as six weeks. We are a proud diamond-plus provider of Invisalign.

Ceramic Braces

In recent years developments in technology have changed the braces experience. Ceramic braces have a low visibility profile that provides a less overall irritating alignment experience.

Damon Clear Braces

Unlike traditional braces that need regular tightening, Damon Clear braces generate gradual compression over time, creating less painful pressure throughout your treatment. 

Growth Guidance Program

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should start seeing an orthodontist at seven years old. While treatment usually isn’t recommended at this age, our Growth Guidance program allows us to monitor their development until they are ready for phase one treatment. Plus, teeth can move easier during early intervention programs, which helps minimize later orthodontic treatment. 


Your complimentary appointment includes x-rays and consultations with a Growth Guidance Coordinator.

Lifetime Retainer Program

Wearing a retainer is an essential part of ensuring a long-lasting smile. Every three to five years, you need to replace your retainer, which can run $600 or more per set at other practices. But at Hess Orthodontics, Our Lifetime Retainer Program lets you enjoy free retainers for life — even if you move away. You only need to pay $800 now, plus the cost of future co-pays.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic treatment works by using appliances to apply controlled and gentle force to misaligned teeth. Over time these appliances gently guide your teeth into a more natural position. When used under the direction of a trained orthodontist, you can boost your well-being with a healthy smile. 

You must wear a retainer after your treatment is complete. Without a retainer, your teeth will drift back to their original location. A retainer holds your teeth in place for new ligament and bone to build-up around them. 

Correcting your oral irregularities is always a smart investment. Trust the professionals at Hess Orthodontics to help you achieve head-turning results.

Experience the Best Orthodontic Treatment in West Coastal Florida

There are many options available for treatment. No matter what treatment is right for you, the experts at Hess Orthodontics are ready to get a more comfortable and confident smile. Our team is committed to helping you get great results. 

Book your appointment to meet with our orthodontic professionals and start getting great and lasting results today.

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