Category Archives: Orthodontics

Fountain Valley Pediatric Orthodontist

Interceptive Orthodontics 92704

The appearance of our teeth and our smile is important to us. We like having a great smile with which to put forward and it instills us with confidence to express ourselves. Often, braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to fix any dental disfigurations or misalignments in order to create straighter smiles, but orthodontics can be used to prevent present or future dental problems as well. The alignment of our teeth can not only affect our appearance, but can affect the effectiveness of our bite and our jaw health, which when problematic can lead to serious dental issues and dental strain. Here at Children’s Dental Group, we provide younger children with interceptive orthodontics in order to solve such issues. At our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist, your children will experience gentle and comprehensive dental care.

Braces 92704

Braces 92704

Interceptive orthodontics is designed to prevent future dental issues. Often, braces and other orthodontic procedures are not conducted until a child is around the ages of 12 or 14 but interceptive orthodontics can begin as early as 7 years old. This is done in order to take advantage of a child’s continuing growth and can provide easier and more successful results. If you schedule an appointment for your child here at Children’s Dental Group, you child will see one of our orthodontists who will first conduct a preliminary examination and evaluation to determine your child’s dental needs. It is vital that our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist has a thorough understanding of your child’s mouth in order to precisely map their orthodontic treatment. Interceptive orthodontics can resolve issues such as crowding, uneven development of the upper and the lower jaw, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or open bites. Additionally, these methods can help solve issues that develop as a result of chronic thumb sucking or other habits.

Our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist can provide your child with interceptive orthodontics plan and procedure that provides them with a beautiful and healthy mouth. A visit to Children’s Dental Group can help ensure that your child’s mouth is in good hands and can develop in a healthy and pain-free way.

Fountain Valley Children’s Braces
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280

Fountain Valley Pediatric Dentist

92704 Pedodontist

At Children’s Dental Group, one of the most common dental issues that our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist treats is the different forms of pediatric malocclusions. A malocclusion is the technical term for having a bad or improper bite. It means that the teeth and jaws are not in an ideal position. Malocclusions can affect your child’s ability to clean their teeth properly, their overall gum health, the development of their jaw, and in some cases, their speech. If you think your child may have a malocclusion, you should bring her in to see our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist. We can also identify a malocclusion during a routine exam at Children’s Dental Group.

Pediatric Orthodontist Fountain Valley

Pediatric Orthodontist Fountain Valley

There are several different kinds of malocclusions. One common type of malocclusion is the underbite. In an underbite, the lower jaw is extended out further than normal, causing them to be in front of the upper teeth. The opposite of an underbite is an overbite, another common type of malocclusion. An overbite is when the upper front teeth are extended out over the lower teeth, which can sometimes make it so that the lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth. Other common malocclusions include excess spacing and crowding, crossbites, upper front teeth protrusion, open bite, and more.

How each type of malocclusion is treated depends on the individual patient. In most cases, the earlier our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist begins treatment the better, so that we can ensure smoother tooth and jaw development for your child as they grow older. Some common treatments include: braces, retainers, tooth extractions, and more. Again, the treatment will depend on your child’s individual situation and will be tailored to their needs. We are always sure to discuss all available options with our patients and their parents to come to a well-formed decision about treatments.

To learn more about basic dental health topics and the related services that our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist provides, we invite you to browse through the additional information we have made available on the main Children’s Dental Group website. You can also contact our friendly team of staff members directly if you have a specific question or concern, or if you would like to book an appointment. Feel free to contact us by phone or online. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon at Children’s Dental Group.

Orthodontics Fountain Valley
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280

Garden Grove Children’s Orthodontist

Garden Grove Children’s Orthodontist

The most common form of orthodontic treatment performed by our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist at Children’s Dental Group, is the installation of braces. Whether traditional metal braces or the more modern Invisalign, braces help straighten teeth, correct overbites, and remove gaps. Braces are also sometimes used with other orthodontic appliances, such as headgear and expansion appliances, to encourage the growth of teeth in our younger patients. Retainers are usually worn to help keep teeth in their new position after the braces have been removed.

Orthodontic Evaluations Garden Grove

Orthodontic Evaluations Garden Grove

Our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist recommends that children have their first orthodontic consultation by the time they are 7 to guarantee appropriate health and growth. Many people have orthodontic procedures done at a young age but it’s common for some adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. It always depends on the specific problems of our patient and the method used to correct them, but orthodontic treatments can last as few as six months but can take three years or more to complete in more severe cases.

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry dedicated to the correction of improper bites and tooth abnormality. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental specialists and our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist helps patients of any age improve tooth and jaw problems but can also assist those who desire merely cosmetic improvements. The doctors at Children’s Dental Group see both adults and children and specialize in correcting a variety of dental problems, including difficulty chewing, crowding of teeth, missing teeth, difficulties with speech, protruding teeth, irregular bite and facial imbalances. Our Orthodontic Center at Children’s Dental Group has many of the same features that patients love in our children’s office such as video games, a movie theatre and fun treatment areas which help to alleviate any stress or anxiety.

When it comes to orthodontics and braces, straight teeth are much easier to keep clean and promote better biting, chewing, and speaking than teeth with abnormalities. Patients who have had orthodontic treatments also report having fewer dental complications later in life. So, yes, braces straighten out your smile but they also help to prevent tooth decay and other problems. Our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology to help you determine if braces are right for you, and the best way to enhance your family’s smile.

Garden Grove Pediatric Orthodontics
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280