When is the right time for orthodontic care when it comes to overbites? The earlier the problem can be corrected the better. Since this is a common problem many people experience,  you can be more aware of your teeth and jaw. We have outlined what causes an overbite and how to fix it.

Have you seen a large gap between two front teeth? Or maybe a few smaller ones? You may want to figure out why these happen in the first place. Let’s talk about why Huerter Orthodontics recommends fixing gaps in teeth.

Maybe you have a nagging pain in your mouth or you are worried about your crooked teeth. Who do you go see? Even without any pain you should be making some regular visits. While both orthodontists and dentists are both here for oral health, they can help you in different ways. We have put together a summary of the difference between an orthodontist and a regular dentist.


As orthodontic knowledge and technology advance, treatment time shrinks. If you were to open a high school year book from the 1950’s, you would most likely see many more smiles with braces than today. This is not just because treatment time has shortened, but problems are recognized earlier and earlier. At Huerter Orthodontics, we want to help you decide if your child is in need of early orthodontia treatment. (more…)

We can guess that you have probably seen the photos of the hockey players missing teeth. Most of us want to keep happy and healthy smiles throughout the family. Simply follow these tips for protecting an athlete’s teeth.


For most people, great oral hygiene is a hard habit to maintain. From brushing and flossing to mouthwash and eating properly, there is a lot that goes into caring for your teeth and gums. (more…)


Your wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to develop. It is not necessary to have wisdom teeth removed if they are correctly positioned and do not cause pain or oral problems.



Straightening just the top or bottom teeth with braces is a possibility; however, there may be more to your situation than you see in the mirror. After discussing with your doctor, you could discover that while only one row of your teeth appears crooked, your entire bite might need adjusting. Correcting issues with your bite could help you in the long-run, both with straighter teeth, and preventing grinding or jaw discomfort. In most cases, it is better for you to treat your entire smile. (more…)


Ideal treatments for teens and adults looking for speedy and discrete teeth straightening


Orthodontic treatment is not only for middle school students. Thanks to modern technology, Huerter Orthodontics is able to offer teens, parents, and professionals the same beautiful, healthy smile they give to young children. Now, with Invisalign® and AcceleDent®, anyone can achieve their desired alignment without traditional braces, virtually pain free and faster than ever before!



Invisalign® combines modern technology with 100-year-old science to straighten your teeth without wires and brackets. Using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners, Invisalign® is virtually undetectable. Because the treatment is almost “invisible,” Invisalign® is the ideal solution for adult orthodontics. With Invisalign®, you will not have to worry about the wires, meaning that you can eat whatever you want; imagine how happy your teen will be!


Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Visit Tom Huerter a Top 1% Provider
  2. Your provider determines the number of aligners you will need
  3. Each aligner is worn for about a week, taken out only to eat, brush and floss, until your desired smile is reached.



Faster orthodontic treatment with outstanding results is now an option! Huerter Orthodontics offers AcceleDent®, a simple, hands-free device to support your orthodontic treatment and potentially accelerate tooth movement by up to 50%! AcceleDent® uses SoftPulse Technology™ to generate small vibrations to enhance movements directed by your orthodontics, while reducing discomfort.


The AcceleDent® system is FDA cleared. Simply wear the mouthpiece for 20 minutes a day for faster and more comfortable orthodontia treatment. Contact Huerter Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment and ask about AcceleDent®!



Call: 402 – 397 – 4226
Email: info@drtomortho.com

Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is necessary when someone needs to correct skeletal abnormalities. An open bite, a protruding jaw, or a receding lower jaw is an example of a problem that could be corrected by jaw surgery. Most recommendations for orthognathic surgery are for problems that cannot be fixed with braces or Invisalign alone. (more…)