Eastland Dental Center serves Bloomington, IL, and surrounding communities with high-quality, highly customized dental treatments. We understand that today’s dental patients seek esthetic, convenient, and comfortable solutions.
Early Arch Development for Kids
Most children today will benefit from early treatment, ages 3-10 to expand their dental arches for a lifetime of better health through improved airway, jaw joint health, and facial esthetics. Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan are well trained in this and speak on this subject to various groups. The roof of your mouth is the same bone as the floor of your nose. By expanding your dental arches, you both make more room for your teeth and expand your nasal airway. By expanding your dental arches forward, you increase your posterior airway.
Arch development and braces for adults significantly improve smiles, oral health, and total body health.
Benefits of orthodontic treatment
In addition to beautifying your smile, orthodontics can reduce your risk of decay and gum disease. Crowding and crooked teeth create tight spaces that are difficult to clean. These areas are ideal breeding grounds for harmful bacteria. Straight, evenly-spaced teeth are easier to clean and less likely to trap plaque.
If you are considering early arch development to improve your child’s lifelong health or traditional braces, call (309) 663-4711 and schedule a consultation at Eastland Dental Center.
Eastland Dental Center
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.