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.
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.