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Tony Skanchy

Dr. Tony Skanchy practices Orthodontics in Riverton, UT. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment includes metal wires that are inserted into orthodontic brackets, which can be made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into desired positions. Being advanced in the field, Dr. Skanchy may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients? smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Skanchy must recognize various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity, define the nature of the problem, including the etiology if possible, and design a treatment strategy based on the specific needs and desires of the patient.
10 years Experience
Tony Skanchy
  • Riverton, UT
  • Brigham Young University
  • Accepting new patients

How do I know if my child needs braces?

See an orthodontist. Yes, braces can correct overbites, but it may not be the best time to address this bite problem.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

My son is 8 years and his permanent teeth are crooked. Is it too early to go to an orthodontist?

Yes, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends seeing an orthodontist at age 7.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

Is there a better way to get the perfect smile other than getting braces?

It’s hard to tell what’s going on without seeing you. I’d make an appointment with an orthodontist to go over options. Invisalign may be an option. Thanks, Tony Skanchy, READ MORE
It’s hard to tell what’s going on without seeing you. I’d make an appointment with an orthodontist to go over options. Invisalign may be an option.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

My son's permanent teeth are growing crooked. What should I do?

Schedule an evaluation with an orthodontist :)

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

Can I get braces for my upper teeth only?

It depends on how your bite is before you start treatment.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

How long should one keep their braces to correct the alignment of the bottom teeth?

Depends on how crooked they are to start.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

My son is on his orthodontic treatment and a part of his tooth is now above his gums. Is it normal?

It’s hard to know without seeing what’s going on. Is the root sticking out of the gums?

Using teeth whitening strips is causing a burning sensation. Is this normal?

Some people are more sensitive than others to bleach. I would not use it if it’s causing discomfort.

My daughter’s middle tooth seems to be out of line from the remaining teeth. Can this be corrected with braces?

Absolutely. Braces do a wonderful job at aligning teeth :)

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

I am due for an extraction tomorrow and I am worried. Please help.

Let me know what I can do to help.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

How often will I have to replace my braces?

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you asking if you have to get braces again?

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS

What if only one tooth is crooked?

If you want your crooked tooth to be properly aligned, braces or Invisalign would be needed to correct. If it is very minimal, your orthodontist may try to align it with an active READ MORE
If you want your crooked tooth to be properly aligned, braces or Invisalign
would be needed to correct. If it is very minimal, your orthodontist may
try to align it with an active retainer, but this is done when very small
movements are needed. I would recommend seeing an orthodontist for an
evaluation and they'll be able to give you better answers for your specific
situation.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS
South Hills Orthodontics
Office: 385.210.1111
Cell: 859.489.1343

What if only one tooth is crooked?

Invisalign may be a good option for you. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with and Invisalign certified provider who is also an orthodontist to get an evaluation to READ MORE
Invisalign may be a good option for you. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with and Invisalign certified provider who is also an orthodontist to get an evaluation to see if that would be a good option for you.

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Tony Skanchy, DMD, MDS
South Hills Orthodontics
Office: 385.210.1111
Cell: 859.489.1343

Wiring a broken jaw

The oral surgeon that performed the surgery would be the best person to contact as they know the severity of the break and her situation.