Trusted O'Fallon Orthodontics

We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from O'Fallon and the surrounding areas.

9979 WingHaven Blvd Ste. 200
O'Fallon, MO 63368

(636) 561-5550

Office Hours:
Monday: 2:30pm-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-5pm
Thursday: 8am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-5pm
Friday: 7am-1pm

Your O'Fallon Orthodontist

Orthodontics Office O'Fallon MO

Originally from Northern California, Dr. Cheryl L. Held earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of California at Davis, where she graduated in 1992 with high honors. While in school, she was invited to become a member of several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

After working for two years, Dr. Held decided to continue her education by attending the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1997.

Upon graduation from dental school, she began her orthodontic residency at the Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics, which transitioned into the SLU Center for Advanced Dental Education. At CADE, she earned her Master of Science in orthodontics, and graduated in 1999.

O'Fallon Braces

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.

O'Fallon braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making O'Fallon braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.

O'Fallon Invisalign

Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the O'Fallon Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.

Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with WingHaven Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.

O'Fallon Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile

Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our O'Fallon office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.

To learn more about O'Fallon orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with WingHaven Orthodontics.