Our Florida orthodontic treatment services

When should you see an orthodontist?​

A properly aligned smile looks and functions better. Here are a few common reasons why patients visit us for orthodontic treatment in Riverview, Apollo Beach, Lithia, Parrish, Sarasota and Winter Haven:

  • Crowded teeth: Sometimes, a mouth is too small, causing overlaps.
  • Gapped teeth: Small teeth or a lost tooth can cause open spaces.
  • Improper bite: An overbite, underbite, open bite or crossbite occur when your bottom and top jaw don’t fit together as they should.
  • Thumb sucking: After the baby stage, thumb sucking may prevent teeth from moving into the proper positions.
  • Teeth positioning: An orthodontist can guide permanent teeth to erupt correctly.

Properly aligned teeth reduce decay by making a mouth easier to clean. Orthodontic treatment might also resolve headaches, muscle pain, tiredness and sinus pain.

At Hess Orthodontics, we’re here to help our patients smile brighter. Our team includes five expert orthodontists and a caring team ready to serve patients in West Coastal and Central Florida. We offer the latest technological advancements — including the Synapse Dental Pain Eraser — for maximum comfort, efficiency, and convenience. We provide everything from kids orthodontics to adult orthodontics, and you can start today by scheduling a complimentary consultation online.



Straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets for a comfortable and low-profile orthodontic experience. We offer Invisalign® in West Coastal and Central Florida for noticeable smile improvements in as little as six weeks.


Damon System Braces

Damon Braces are more comfortable than traditional braces and feature self-ligating (tightening) technology to gently move your teeth over time. You can choose from metal or clear bracket options.

Teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening

A shining smile is an amazing asset to your confidence, and Opalescence Boost professional teeth whitening can bring you a brighter smile fast. This process uses a lamp and whitening gel to give you a whiter smile within an hour.

Kids' orthodontics

Growth Guidance Program

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should start seeing an orthodontist at seven years old. Our Growth Guidance program monitors abnormal bite patterns and misaligned teeth during your child’s developing years, helping to determine if orthodontic treatment is needed and the best time to start treatment, setting them up for a healthier permanent smile. Your complimentary orthodontic appointment includes X-rays and consultations from a Growth Guidance Coordinator.

Orthodontic retainers

Lifetime Retainer Program

Maintain your beautiful smile with a permanent or removable retainer. Wearing a retainer is an essential part of ensuring a long-lasting smile. Every three to five years, retainers need to be replaced, 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 involves using appliances to guide your teeth into proper alignment. We begin treatment with a complimentary consultation at one of our six locations to discuss your reasons for seeking care and propose a treatment plan. After your initial orthodontist appointment, we can begin treatment to guide your teeth toward a healthy and beautiful smile.

We will align and maintain your smile after treatment with retainers. These devices keep your teeth in place to make your smile last.

At Hess Orthodontics, our professional orthodontists help you achieve a smile you’ll love to show off.

Our orthodontists in West Coastal and Central Florida are here to help you smile more comfortably and confidently. We provide expert guidance and caring service to ensure every patient feels comfortable working with us for a brighter smile. You can count on us for complimentary consultations and flexible payment options.

Reach out online to schedule a consultation today.

There are many options available for treatment. No matter what treatment is right for you, Hess Orthodontics’ experts are ready to help you achieve a more comfortable and confident smile

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