Your Hanover Orthodontist
Trusted Orthodontics in Hanover
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Hanover, York, Gettysburg, and the surrounding communities.
135 E Elm Ave
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: (717) 637-4131
Your Hanover orthodontist
Dr. David Ross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. From there, he continued his education at the University of Maryland Dental School and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. His training continued at the University of Maryland Dental School, where he completed a three-year residency program in orthodontics receiving a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.
Dr. Ross is Board Certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Only twenty five percent of all U.S. orthodontists have achieved this status. Dr. Ross’s professional affiliations include:
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
He is also an active board member of the Hanover Gettysburg Dental Society. Dr. Ross is very involved in local community programs and is an active member and participant with the Hanover Chamber of Commerce and the Hanover Area Young Professionals.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Ross, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Hanover braces are an excellent choice for correcting tooth issues from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Hanover braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Hanover Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with David Ross Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Hanover Braces and Invisalign: finding the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor and staff have many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit one of our office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face.
To learn more about Hanover orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with David Ross Orthodontics.