Trusted Orthodontics in Cincinnati
Thacker Orthodontics is proud to serve patients of all ages from Cincinnati, Hillsboro, and the surrounding areas.
1057 Nimitzview Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Phone: (513) 232-1600
Your trusted Cincinnati orthodontists
Dr. Jim Thacker’s commitment to creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime began with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio State University in 1978, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1982. Upon completion of a two-year graduate residency, he was awarded his degree in Orthodontics from Boston University in 1984.
Dr. Jim is a Board Certified Orthodontist, a designation that is held by only 30% of orthodontists. He is also a member of the following professional organizations:
Dr. MaryEvan Thacker is a native of Cincinnati and has always wanted to be a doctor. She worked as a chairside technician at Thacker Orthodontics during her high school and college years before joining the team full-time as an orthodontist in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 2009, majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Medicine, Health, and Society. She next earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, finished third in her class, and was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honor Dental Society, for her exceptional academic performance. In 2014, Dr. MaryEvan completed a one year Craniofacial Biology program at the University of Kentucky in their Department of Orthodontics. She graduated with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Orthodontics, and a Masters of Science in Dentistry from Boston University.
When it comes to straightening smiles and correcting misalignment between the teeth and jaws, traditional braces are one of the most efficient and time-proven orthodontic tools we have. They are normally made up of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustment appointments with our doctors, the brackets, wires, and bands will work together to apply gentle, continuous pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Braces have a long history of successfully correcting a number of orthodontic issues,from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Traditional braces also tend to require less of the complicated technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments rely on, making them a cost-effective option for straightening smiles.
Instead of brackets, wires, and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This treatment option is popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces. The aligners are made of a clear plastic material that has been designed to fit comfortably over a patient’s teeth, and they are switched out approximately every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps teeth moving in the direction we want them to go. Patient compliance is crucial to the success of the Invisalign system, and aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment to be effective. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as recommended by our doctors can impede the results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some cases that are complex, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A complimentary consultation with Thacker Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Thacker Orthodontics: find your perfect smile
Our doctors provide customized treatment plans and individualized care to all his patients. We have two office locations for your convenience, located in Cincinnati, and Hillsboro. Our talented team offer high-quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages! When you visit our Cincinnati office for your FREE initial consultation, our doctors will pay careful attention to your specific orthodontic needs, and take the unique shape of your teeth, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face into consideration when creating a treatment plan for you. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
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