Orthodontics (from Greek orthos “straight or proper”; and odons“tooth”) is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Dr. Halpin’s philosophy with orthodontics is based on early intervention as much as possible. This means every child should have an orthodontic consultation, which can be done during a regular hygiene cleaning appointment, by 6 yrs of age. Then a plan can be outlined which often uses functional oral appliances (retainers) and braces.
Dr. Halpin has been an Associate Member of the International Association for Orthodontics since 2001 and in 2010, completed an upgrade in his credentials for Advanced Orthodontics. Our hygienists are also fully trained and certified in providing orthodontics. In 2017 we invested in an iTero dental scanner to benefit our patients. This means no more goopy impressions!