Skilled & Compassionate Orthodontics in Long Beach
If you're looking for a way to correct dental misalignment, orthodontics may be the perfect option for you. At Village Dental Center Bldg., our knowledgeable team of dental professionals, paired with our local orthodontist, is committed to giving you the smile of your dreams. From traditional braces to Invisalign® clear aligners, you can trust us to provide you with personalized orthodontic solutions.
We're proud to welcome patients of all ages. Our entire team is dedicated to treating you with compassion and professionalism, from the front desk to the exam chair. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
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Why Is Orthodontic Treatment Important?
Orthodontic treatment can benefit your dental well-being in more ways than one. A straight and symmetrical smile not only boosts your confidence but makes chewing easier by promoting proper digestion. By undergoing orthodontic treatment, facial structural problems caused by crooked teeth can be resolved and lead to a more appealing facial shape.
A critical component to straight and even teeth is the improvement of oral hygiene. Even spacing between your teeth makes the process of brushing and flossing more effective. Additionally, orthodontics can prevent uneven wear on your smile caused by misaligned teeth.
Your Free Orthodontic Consultation
Although you may now that you have a misaligned smile, it can be challenging to know its degree. At Village Dental Center Bldg. we offer free orthodontic consultations to give you a comprehensive understanding of how we can get you a straight and beautiful smile.
During your consultation, we'll ask you questions about your oral health, including if you're feeling any discomfort. From there, we'll create a comprehensive treatment plan reflective of your needs.
Orthodontic Options for All Ages
Although the ideal age for orthodontic treatment is between seven and eight years old, adults may incorrectly think they're too old for treatment. Modern orthodontics allows adults whose teeth are finished developing to get the straight and beautiful smiles they deserve. It's never too late for orthodontics to make a positive impact on your oral health and overall well-being.
Our dental practice is proud to offer numerous treatment options, including clear brackets, to fit children, teens, and adults' unique needs. Whether you're looking for a discreet option for minor misalignment issues or an option for more extensive correction, we'll identify which of our services is right for you.
Traditional Braces: Traditional braces consist of metal brackets placed on your teeth through adhesive and wire. They're an excellent option for correcting minor to severe misalignment issues. One of the features of traditional braces is their flexibility, as they can help align your jaw and even help erupt impacted teeth.
Invisalign Clear Braces: If you're looking for a discreet and straightforward way to improve minor to moderately misaligned teeth, Invisalign clear braces offer an effective solution. This orthodontic option uses clear orthodontic trays that fit onto your upper and lower teeth. In addition, you don't have to deal with dietary restrictions or reaching around brackets to clean your teeth as Invisalign is removable.
Retainer Replacement: Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, you'll need retainers to prevent your smile from shifting out of place. However, it's normal for retainers to get damaged or worn down over time. That's why our practice offers retainer replacement so that your post-treatment routine doesn't skip a beat.
Orthodontics can be a new and confusing area of dentistry for some patients. Our dentist and his team are more than happy to answer your questions at any time. Some commonly asked questions include:
Can I get braces if I'm missing teeth?
Yes, you can. Gaps in your smile can cause your remaining teeth to shift and lead to esthetic and functional problems. Orthodontic care not only straightens your teeth but prepares your smile for restorative options like dental implants.
Do braces hurt?
Modern orthodontics has significantly minimized the discomfort patients feel with braces. You may feel some discomfort during adjustments visits where your braces are tightened. However, any discomfort is only temporary as your teeth adjust to the changes.
Do I have to adjust my oral health routine with braces?
It would be best if you brush your teeth daily, as well as care for your gums. The only change you'll have to make is during flossing. Our dentist will show you how to floss around your braces so that your oral health remains excellent.
Your Long Beach Dental Practice for a Straighter Smile
Regardless of your orthodontic needs, Village Dental Center Bldg. has the treatment options for you. Our Long Beach dental practice genuinely cares about creating a lifetime of straight smiles for our patients, as well as long-lasting relationships. Call us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a gorgeous smile!
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