Tustin Dental Center
General Dentists, Cosmetic Dentists, and Orthodontists located in Tustin, CA
Did you know that more than 4 million Americans wear braces? If you have overcrowded teeth, gaps between your teeth, or a misaligned jaw, orthodontic treatment can correct these issues and restore your smile to a healthy, aesthetically pleasing condition. Ahmed Elgazar, DDS, Ziad Tedini, DDS, and the team at Tustin Dental Center in Tustin, California, offer orthodontics for children and adults. To make your appointment, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Orthodontics for Children and Adults Q&A
What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is a branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing and treating malpositioned teeth. In addition to making your teeth straighter and more aesthetically pleasing, orthodontic treatment lowers your risk of more serious health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. When you have straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw, they’re much easier to clean and care for.
What are the signs that I might need orthodontic treatment?
No two mouths are exactly alike. However, there are common signs that may indicate a need for orthodontics. For example, you might benefit from orthodontic treatment for:
- Crowded teeth
- Spaces between your teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Underbite or overbite
- Breathing through your mouth
If you’re a parent, you should also observe your child’s teeth and smile. Your son or daughter might benefit from orthodontic treatment if they suck their thumb or have a jaw that’s disproportionate to their face.
When should I schedule an orthodontist appointment for my child?
The team at Tustin Dental Center recommends all children participate in an orthodontic exam no later than age seven. During this appointment, your Tustin Dental Center provider performs an oral exam to identify jaw irregularities and developmental complications. Orthodontic screenings can catch potential problems early on and provide treatment before they become worse.
Can adults benefit from orthodontic treatment?
Yes. In fact, it’s estimated that adults account for approximately 20% of people undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you have crooked, overlapping, or crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment is worth considering. Additionally, adult orthodontic treatment is usually much quicker. You may even be able to achieve a straight, healthy smile in six months or less.
How do I know if I am a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
To determine if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment, make an appointment at Tustin Dental Center. During your orthodontic screening, your dentist does an examination and takes digital scans of your teeth to determine their position and bite. Afterward, your dentist uses your digital scans to map out a unique treatment plan to give you the straightest possible teeth in the shortest amount of time. After gathering this information, your doctor develops a custom treatment using Invisalign® or INBRACE.
Don’t let crooked, misshapen, or overcrowded teeth prevent you from smiling confidently. To learn more about your orthodontic treatment options by making an appointment at Tustin Dental Center today, simply call the office or use the online booking tool.
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