To be named Best Orthodontist nine times by The Reader is no small feat. And because they know each patient has unique needs, Igel Orthodontics continues to win accolades. Early Treatment is a huge focus for Dr. Kort Igel, who emphasizes fixing issues early, before they become major problems.
“My treatment philosophies focus on early treatment, jaw development and opening the airways to prevent sleep apnea in growing children,” he said. Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. If left untreated, it can cause high blood pressure, weight gain and headaches. “All orthodontic treatment can and should be based on sustaining the best airway possible, especially in growing children,” Dr. Igel said. It’s not just about a straight smile; it’s also about long-term health.
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY
“Our practice is set apart from the rest not only because of outstanding patient care and customer service, but also because we invest in some of the most advanced orthodontic technology available,” Practice Administrator Linda Lutmer said. Digital imaging, digital scanning and 3D X-rays are part of the treatment. Lutmer said the technology provides patients with “the best results every time.”
The right technology can halt conditions before they develop, such as the new iCAT 3D X-ray, which accurately measures airways. This assures proper treatment to avoid the development of sleep apnea. “We understand and recognize that every patient has different needs. Patients have many options when it comes to braces,”said Lutmer. From clear, comfortable orthodontic brackets and Invisalign to accelerated treatment with AcceleDent aura,® Igel Orthodontics offer corrective braces that fit a patient’s lifestyle.
REWARDING A JOB WELL DONE
Dr. Igel has enough experience with young patients to know they respond best to positive reinforcement. His reward point system is a big hit with kids, who earn reward points as they go through treatment. The popular rewards program is for patients of all ages. Both children and adults get rewarded for positive behaviors such as showing up to appointments on time, having good oral hygiene and following treatment plans. These points translate to gift cards.
To make an orthodontic visit fun instead of tedious is something both young patients – and their parents – appreciate. When the youngsters feel they have an active role in their treatment, it’s a win-win for everyone.
A WELCOMING OFFICE AND STAFF
When they first visit Igel Orthodontics, patients are welcomed and made comfortable. The team is accustomed to both adolescent and adult patients. No matter what their age, Dr. Igel’s team puts them at ease and readily answers questions. Treatments are designed to be fast and effective.
Dr. Igel and his team know patients have little time to spend in treatment. Patients enjoy effective, quick results from the most advanced treatment available. New patients receive a complimentary consultation.
During this free appointment, patients receive a customized treatment plan specific to their needs. Dr. Igel also takes this time to answer questions. Dr. Igel’s expertise, his friendly team and their cutting-edge technology makes Igel Orthodontics the best option in the Omaha area. Patients who seek the best, award-winning treatment plans need look no further.
10801 Pacific St. Ste 200
Omaha, NE 68154