2202 N. Berkshire Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 296-0188
Your Charlottesville orthodontist
Dr. Andrew Glassick is a board-certified orthodontist serving the community in Central Virginia at Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.
Dr. Glassick also holds the following certifications and distinctions:
- Certificate in Core Concepts of Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
- Certificate, General Practice Residency, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
- Certificate in Orthodontics, Served as Chief Resident and graduated with Distinction in Leadership Training, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Glassick taught dental school for 2 years in the Restorative and Surgical Department of the University of Colorado. He also served as Assistant Clinical Faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to your teeth. Regular adjustments with our doctors will help these parts work together to gently apply pressure to your teeth. This pressure will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Charlottesville braces from Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics are a great choice to get a correction that looks great for both simple or complex teeth issues. Charlottesville braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Plus, since they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Braces also don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
Invisalign is an incredibly popular option for both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces. The Charlottesville Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you may see unwanted results such as slower treatment or a lack of results altogether. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job.
A free consultation with Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign. Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases.
Charlottesville Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on 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 Charlottesville orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics.