What is lingual orthodontic treatment?

This might be the year that you’ve absolutely decided to do something to improve your smile. Perhaps your teeth are not as straight as you would like. Perhaps your bite is a bit off. Perhaps you want the increased confidence that a beautiful smile brings. But,...

Why choose an orthodontic specialist over a general dentist?

Patients have so many choices for straightening their teeth nowadays — clear aligners, ceramic braces, lingual braces, self-ligating braces — but who is best suited to guide them through orthodontic treatment? Well, an orthodontist like Dr. Jeffrey Bunkers...

Ceramic Braces

Congratulations! You have made the decision to get orthodontic treatment at our Perrysburg office. Now it’s time to choose among your various appliance options. Traditional metal brackets and wires, lingual braces, a series of aligners—they all have...

Treatment Options for TMD

Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) refers to a diverse range of disorders that relate to muscular function in the jaw and face — the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). That could mean difficulty opening your mouth, pain in the jaw or face, or any sort of problem...

What is a palatal expander?

Orthodontists like Dr. Jeffrey Bunkers recommend a first orthodontic visit and evaluation for your child around the age of seven. We will evaluate your child’s jaw and facial development and make sure that there is enough room in the mouth for the permanent...

Braces and Band? Play On!

You’re in the band and you’re getting braces. Now what? If you are a member of the string or percussion sections, you can go back to rehearsal. You’re good to go. When your talents have seated you in the reed or brass sections, though, a little...

Supporting Safehouse Center Ann Arbor

At J Bunkers and S Phelan Orthodontics we believe in the power of paying it forward. Community is important to us, and we’re always looking for ways that we can help give back to those in need. Since Dr. Phelan is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and this month is...