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Orthodontics, Braces, Invisalign and More

A patient discussing crown options with the dentist

At McIlwain Dental Specialists, we aim to create beautiful, straight smiles for all ages! Board certified in orthodontics, Dr. Matthew Ahrens and his skilled staff utilize the latest and most advanced orthodontic technologies and techniques at our South Tampa and Wesley Chapel offices, to create customized treatments for you and your family. McIlwain Dental Specialists offer a wide range of treatments to ensure an orthodontic appliance that fits your lifestyle.  Throughout the years, Orthodontics has advanced allowing us to give more aesthetically pleasing options. Though we still offer traditional braces, we now have clear ceramic brackets for a less noticeable treatment or Invisalign for a truly invisible experience. Come see us for an orthodontic evaluation and we will help find an option that works best for you.

Early Orthodontics

Getting orthodontic treatment earlier in life could mean little to no treatment later! Orthodontic needs for your child can be determined at a pretty young age. We recommend the first orthodontic evaluation by 7 years old. Typically, permanent teeth begin to arrive around the 6th or 7th year of a child’s life. It is around this time that orthodontic needs become apparent and a plan can be formulated.  Early orthodontic treatment may include braces, palatal expansion or wearing a retainer depending on your child’s specific needs.

Adult Orthodontics

Whether it’s your first experience with braces or you are dealing with a relapse from past treatment, McIlwain Dental Specialists has you covered. We have a lot of different options to best suit you and your lifestyle. If you are looking for a more discrete treatment, you may be interested in either our clear ceramic brackets or Invisalign aligners.  We also offer traditional braces for those patients with more complex issues. Dr. Ahrens and his experienced staff will be sure to outline the options best fit for you to give you the smile you’ve been waiting for.

Orthodontic Evaluation

3D X-Rays

Traditional Braces

Ceramic Braces


Contact the South Tampa office at 813-879-8097 or in Wesley Chapel at 813-991-9893 to arrange a visit with Tampa’s Best Orthodontist, Dr. Matthew Ahrens.

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