What should I know about at-home aligner systems?

What should I know about at-home aligner systems?

You have probably seen advertisements focusing attention on at-home aligners. These are the aligners that come directly to the consumer through the mail. Although it sounds very convenient, there are limitations to these aligner systems. Read on to find out why...

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How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

This question is a very common one, but the answer can be highly variable. Since our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics approach each case individually, we offer treatment estimates based on each patient’s particular needs. This estimated time frame depends on several...

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Getting to Know Dr. Darren Rodabough

Getting to Know Dr. Darren Rodabough

Dr. Darren’s experience with orthodontics as a child made a direct impact on his career choice as an adult. At 8 years old, classmates made fun of him because of a 3mm gap between his two front teeth, so he often kept his mouth closed trying to hide it. He remembers...

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Are Retainers Really Necessary?

Are Retainers Really Necessary?

Whether you’ve been wearing braces or clear aligners, you’re probably super excited if you’re nearing the end of orthodontic treatment. Shortly, you will have a gorgeous smile that will make all your friends jealous! The next step in your treatment is necessary if you...

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5 Great Tips for Heading Back to School with Braces

5 Great Tips for Heading Back to School with Braces

If your child started braces over the summer, he or she may be a little anxious about beginning a new school year. Not only do braces change a student’s appearance, but they also require incorporating a change into their daily routine. Here at Bankhead, our Experts in...

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What to Expect During an Orthodontic Consultation

What to Expect During an Orthodontic Consultation

If your dentist has referred you to an orthodontist, it means he or she thinks you could benefit from the structural and esthetic changes that a specialist can provide. When you visit our office for a consultation, our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics will make you...

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Getting to Know Dr. Jeff Lenius

Getting to Know Dr. Jeff Lenius

While attending dental school at the University of Iowa, Jeff Lenius quickly became interested in orthodontics. Not only did he notice how much fun the orthodontic students seemed to be having, but while wearing braces himself, he actually looked forward to his own...

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Getting to Know Dr. Jacob Bleyer

Getting to Know Dr. Jacob Bleyer

We are so happy to welcome Dr. Jacob Bleyer to the Bankhead family! Dr. Jacob grew up in southern Illinois and recently finished his residency at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He is thrilled to be back in the Saint Louis area doing what he loves. He enjoys coming to...

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