Welcome and thank you for choosing Longo Orthodontics! Drs. Alfred T. Longo and Meghann Longo Dietz are committed to creating beautiful, confident smiles throughout Omaha and Bellevue. Exemplary patient care, outstanding aesthetic results, compassion and integrity are the cornerstones of our practice.
We offer a wide variety of treatment options ranging from traditional, time-proven conventional braces to the latest innovative orthodontic advancements. Your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort and your smile. We take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your smile.
We hope that you will find this website to be a useful and interesting resource for all of your concerns. If you would like more information about any of the services that we offer or to request an appointment, please feel free to contact us.
Invisalign offers adults and teens a more cosmetic, comfortable and convenient alternative to other types of orthodontic appliances. Designed to move teeth through a planned sequence of clear aligners, Invisalign is virtually invisible to the outside world. Transforming smiles with minimal interference to daily activities, Invisalign allows teens and adults to enjoy eating all of their favorite foods, and engage in sports without the fear of breaking their orthodontic appliances or sharp poking wires.
The Damon Bracket utilizes sliding door technology known as “self-ligation” that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
The most common type of braces seen today, remain “metal braces”. Made of high-grade stainless steel these braces are significantly smaller and have a lower profile than their predecessors from years ago. Each brace, which is known as an orthodontic bracket, is individually bonded to the front of each tooth. Metal braces allow for efficient and highly controllable tooth movement.
Dr. Longo was born and raised in Bellevue, NE. He graduated from Creighton Prep, and Creighton University with a B.S. in Biology in 1974 and Creighton School of Dentistry in 1978. He specialized in both Pediatric dentistry (1980) and Orthodontics (1982) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he earned dual certificates and a Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology from Marquette University. In 2007, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.Read More
Dr. Meghann was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She graduated Marian High School, St. Louis University Magna Cum Laude, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with High Honors. She achieved her Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology and Orthodontic Specialty Certificate (2008) from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She worked as an orthodontist for 3 years in Wisconsin before joining Longo Orthodontics in 2011.Read More
Dr. Ellingson was born and raised in Fremont, NE. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNO. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery with high distinction and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor fraternity at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln. Also at UNMC, she completed her Orthodontic Specialty Certificate and received a Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology.Read More