Enjoy A Symmetrical Smile
A poor bite, also called a malocclusion, can have a significant effect on both the appearance and health of your smile. Teeth that hit together awkwardly may result in jaw pain or tooth sensitivity, while other types of misalignment may result in hygiene challenges. Our compassionate team looks forward to speaking with you about how orthodontics may correct your smile.
We may recommend you wear traditional braces to improve your misaligned teeth. Metal braces, which rely on the use of brackets and wires, offer the greatest versatility in treating a wide array of malocclusions – or poor bites. Traditional braces are fixed in place until the end of treatment, which may include improving the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
For some patients, we might suggest gold-plated bracket-and-wire braces instead of traditional metal ones. Gold braces can correct your misaligned teeth as effectively as traditional ones, but offer a more cosmetically appealing solution. Gold is soft enough to be shaped easily but durable enough to withstand continuous orthodontic pressure.
Invisalign® Treatment with iTero
Your dentist at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley may suggest clear aligner trays -Invisalign®- to align your teeth. You will wear a customized clear tray that fits securely over your teeth. The tray is composed of BPA-free, smooth plastic for comfortable treatment. Designed using the innovative iTero digital 3D scanner, your aligners will be designed according to highly precise images and measurements. Invisalign’s aligners can address several types of malocclusions including overcrowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and gaps between teeth. The aligners can also be utilized to complete phase 1 orthodontic treatment.
For younger children and teens who prefer clear aligners, we also offer advanced Ortho-tain – a system of clear aligners designed specifically to help optimize tooth alignment and occlusion. The aligners are removable, just like Invisalign and other clear aligners, and can address a wide range of phase 1 orthodontic concerns for younger patients. Ortho-tain appliances can also be prescribed to improve symmetry in oral structures, reducing risks of sleep breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.
Our Other Orthodontic Treatment Options
Our office provides a number of different options for improving the alignment of the your teeth, including:
- Clear Braces: Using ceramic brackets and clear arch wires you can enjoy less noticeable orthodontic treatment.
- Permanent Retainers: A non-removable option for preventing shifting once your braces are removed.
- Oral Surgery: before treatment begins you may need oral surgery to remove impacted wisdom teeth or address over-crowding.
Qualifying for Treatment
During your visit, we will determine the extent of your misalignment with a visual examination and digital X-rays. Your dentist will then explain your options and present you with possible solution to improving your smile.