Young Children:

Dr. Laura Rothe recommends that a child receives his or her first orthodontic examination no later than age 7. Early diagnosis and treatment can correct small problems before they become big problems.

Typical signs of the need for an orthodontic exam may include, but are not limited to, the early or late loss of teeth, difficulty in chewing, mouth breathing, finger sucking, crowded teeth, jaw dysfunction, a sunken or protruding jaw, or misaligned teeth. Signs of potential orthodontic problems may not be obvious. Our initial exams are at no charge and are the most sensible means to assure proper oral health.

Early diagnosis and treatment in many cases can help to avoid more extensive treatment in the future years after the jaw and face have developed. Multi-phase, early interceptive treatment is not always necessary but will be recommended when early treatment can benefit your child.


A healthy smile is a confident smile and we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to smile with confidence. Our orthodontist can provide your teenagers with the opportunity to feel good about themselves and smile with confidence.

There is more to orthodontic treatment in Elkhorn, Nebraska, than straightening teeth. An overbite, under bite, dysfunctional smile, or a sunken or protruding chin, in many cases, can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Proper tooth and jaw alignment are critical to achieving proper long-term oral health.

One of the most recent developments in orthodontic treatment techniques is the innovation of smaller, more active braces. The small braces are less obvious and more discriminate, and the more active banding material reduces the number of visits to Skyline Orthodontics and often results in shorter treatment times.


Today’s general public is typically very well informed, especially when it comes to proper health. What today’s adults may not know is that it is never too late to strive for a perfect and healthy smile for themselves. Adult orthodontic treatment is becoming more and more popular every day. Advances in technology now provide more discriminate treatment and quicker results.

As we age, misalignment of the teeth is very common, even if you have had braces earlier in life. Oftentimes, simple therapy is the answer to gaining or regaining a perfect and healthy smile. With fewer office visits and the availability of aesthetic braces, there is no reason why every adult should not have the perfect smile.