Your Rapid City Orthodontist
Dr. Chad Meyer is a Rapid City native who graduated from Stevens High School in 1990. He attended the University of Nebraska before graduating with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Dentistry in 1999 and the University of Rochester in 2004.
After three years in the United States Air Force Dental Corp, he began his orthodontic residency at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Chad and his wife, Dawn, have three children: Carter, Luke, and Daryn. When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Chad enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, snow skiing, and cycling.
Dr. Jesse Dana is a native of South Dakota and a graduate of Black Hills State University. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska before completing his orthodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Dr. Jesse started his orthodontic practice in Spearfish in 2003 and we were honored to have Dr. Jesse join our team in 2007.
Dr. Jesse and his wife Traci have three children: Kooper, Jozie, and Kanon. He and his family enjoy many outdoor activities together. Dr. Jesse also has a strong basketball history and enjoys playing the game and coaching his children’s teams.
Rapid City Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Rapid City braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Rapid City braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Rapid City Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Rapid City Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it 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 good option. A free consultation with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Rapid City Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Rapid City office for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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