321 Chillicothe Ave
Hillsboro, Oh 45133
Your Hillsboro orthodontists
Dr. Jim Thacker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Case Western Reserve University. After a 2-year graduate residency, he received his degree in orthodontics from Boston University. Dr. Jum Thacker opened his first practice in Mt. Lookout, before expanding though Anderson county into Cincinnati and Hillsboro. Dr. Jim is an accredited Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky Dental School, Vanderbilt university’s Medical Center Orthodontic Program, and the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Thacker is a member of:
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Cincinnati Dental Society
- Great Lakes Society of Orthodontics
- The North Atlantic Angle Orthodontic Society
- Eastside study group of Cincinnati
Dr. MaryEvan Thacker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University, having majored in Biological Sciences and minoring in medicine, health, and society. She then attended the University of Louisville and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. MaryEvan graduated from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate study in Orthodontics, and a Masters of Science in Dentistry from Boston University.
The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions. Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have.
Hillsboro braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Hillsboro braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Hillsboro Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists. It’ 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. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to work well. 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! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and lengthen the orthodontic process.
Invisalign works best when it is used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For more complicated cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Thacker Orthodontics will help us figure out if Invisalign is a good choice for you.
Hillsboro Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff are great at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, which include your specific tooth shape, your lip movement, 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!