Orthodontic TreatmentsOrthodontic dentistry exists to repair imperfections in teeth by using modern methods of treatment. Many people live with crooked teeth, overbites, gaps in teeth, and misaligned smiles. Our dentist in San Diego provides successful and accurate treatments for general and severe orthodontic patients. Irregular teeth can be due to the result of a birth defect, genetics, or teeth that have not grown properly after loss of primary teeth as a child.
It is normal to have smile irregularities and imperfect tooth alignments. It is common for teeth to be crowded in the mouth or to have spacing between teeth. In extreme cases, these irregularities can cause swallowing problems or speech difficulties in adults and children. Orthodontic treatments can be recommended after initial oral examination and consultation with our orthodontist in San Diego.
Common Orthodontic Procedures:
Braces - are a common procedure for patients that need to straighten their teeth during several dental visits. A variety of braces are available, but all include a metal wire frame. A series of arches, bands, and brackets are attached to the teeth and gently pull teeth closer together over short periods of time. Our San Diego dentist adjusts the tension on the braces after each dental visit to complete the tooth straightening process. The use of braces is common in orthodontic dentistry and has a recognized track record for success.
Our San Diego orthodontist has different options, including braces and Invisalign aligners, for fixing orthodontic problems. With the experience of our dentist, you are bound to have straight and beautiful teeth once the treatments period is over.
San Diego OrthodontistRetainers- are the final steps of successful orthodontic treatment after braces are removed. Retainers can be permanent or removable, but must be worn to keep the correct shape of the newly straightened teeth. After teeth are aligned, the gum tissue adjusts to new positioning.
Invisible Braces- are a new option for braces without the use of metal wires. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays that are manufactured specifically for your orthodontic need. The interchangeable liners are exchanged when adjustments are needed keeping teeth straighter. The use of Invisalign clear aligners is a popular choice among young adults and adults that do not wish to pursue metal braces to reconstruct their smiles. Our San Diego orthodontist completes regular Invisalign procedures for our patients.
Orthodontic problems not only detract from the beauty of the smile, but they also put the health of the teeth at risk. Have our orthodontist in San Diego check the condition of your teeth and provide treatments if necessary.