Trusted Orthodontics in Norman
At Craig & Streight Orthodontics, quality orthodontic care is important to use and we are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Norman and the surrounding communities. We offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults from our offices in Norman, Mustang, and South Oklahoma City.
Your Norman orthodontists
Dr. Robi Lynn Craig completed dental school at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After graduation, she moved down south to attend Louisiana State University, where she earned her Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dental Facial Orthopedics. In 2001, Dr. Craig and her husband moved to Norman and bought the practice of Mack L. Rose Orthodontics.
Dr. Craig is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of many organizations including:
Dr. Ryan Streight attended Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. He then completed dental school at the OU College of Dentistry before moving to Memphis, TN, to attend the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He graduated from this program with a Masters of Dental Science in Orthodontics and a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. In 2011, Dr. Craig and Dr. Streight joined forces to form Craig & Streight Orthodontics.
Dr. Streight is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. and a member of the following organizations:
Dr. Heather Kierl graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Med. She then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree and her Masters of Dental Science in Orthodontics.
Dr. Kierl is a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Oklahoma Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
She also serves as an officer of the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists, and enjoys spending time with other female practicing dentists, as well as mentoring female dental students.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient tools we have for straightening teeth. We will attach metal or ceramic brackets to the teeth, then connect them by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components gently apply pressure that gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions.
Norman braces are an excellent orthodontic option for correcting oral issues ranging 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, making them a cost-effective choice for patients on a budget.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Norman Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is virtually invisible. The trays are designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth, and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep teeth moving in the right direction. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A consultation with Craig & Streight Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Norman Braces and Invisalign: customized treatment for you
At Craig & Streight Orthodontics, our skilled doctors and staff work hard to provide customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit one of our three offices for your initial consultation, you’ll find that we put a lot of focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for your treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!