Your Fayetteville Orthodontist
Dr. Darrin Storms grew up in Siloam Springs, attended the University of Arkansas, and is pleased to practice orthodontics here at home in Northwest Arkansas.
After graduating from Siloam Springs High School, Dr. Storms received his Bachelor's Degree in Medical Science from the University of Arkansas. He went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis, where he graduated with honors.
He then continued his education at Jacksonville University Dental School of Orthodontics, receiving a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Storms attends many Continuing Education courses each year, has completed the required courses at the Kois Center in Seattle, and is a Kois Recognized Orthodontic Specialist.
After experiencing braces twice, once as a child and once as an adult, Dr. Brittany Swiderski is familiar with both the struggles and successes of orthodontic treatment and wants to help everyone achieve the smile they’ve dreamed of.
Her favorite part of orthodontics is solving the puzzle. Everyone’s case is unique, depending on their dentition, skeletal relationship, airway, and many other components. It's essential to take all those parts and design a treatment plan and a timeline that leads to success for each individual.
After spending much of her life on the East Coast, Dr. Swiderski decided to escape the snowstorms and short summers for a new adventure. The first time she visited Northwest Arkansas, she saw the green trees, met the friendliest people, and felt she had found a home.
Northwest Arkansas is not where she’s from, but she strongly feels like it’s where she’s meant to be. Dr. Swiderski is looking for guidance on the best parts of NWA, so be sure to share your tips for her to explore her new home!
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Fayetteville braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Fayetteville braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Fayetteville Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Storms Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Fayetteville Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Fayetteville office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
To learn more about Fayetteville orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Storms Orthodontics.