Top Orthodontist for Teens in Saratoga CA
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to rectify the alignment of misaligned teeth and correct the structure of the jawbone so that it enhances the overall appearance of your smile. We welcome orthodontic consultation from patients belonging to all age categories, and have many teen patients.
What are common orthodontic problems?
The complexities of orthodontic problems can severely affect one’s smile, confidence, and oral health. Here are some of the most common orthodontic problemsL
A Malocclusion is generally known as “Bad bite”. A bad bite is the result of mismatched teeth and improper alignment of the teeth. It is the main reason why patients seek orthodontic treatment. A malocclusion can affect patients even at the early age of seven. The causes of it are genetics, thumb sucking, and other habits.
Crowded teeth are the result of a lack of space in the mouth for all of the teeth to properly fit. This can result in dental cavities as crowded teeth tend to be harder to clean.
An underbite occurs when the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw. As this happens, the lower set of teeth will stick out more resulting in teeth protrusion.
Overbite is the exact opposite of underbite. Here, the upper jaw is longer than the lower jaw.
A crossbite occurs when the upper back teeth fit into the inside of the lower back teeth.
How can we treat orthodontic problems for teenagers?
Proper orthodontic treatment starts with a proper diagnosis. We provide our patients with excellent diagnostic solutions in our facility with the help of the latest technology. Your treatment begins by taking the necessary X-rays and digital scans of your teeth before commencing treatment. The treatment will typically last from six to thirty months depending on the severity of the condition.
Some of the dental appliances that we offer patients in our practice are:
Brace are dental appliances worn in order to rectify jaw discrepancies, misalignment in the structure, and to rectify spacing between the teeth. A brace consists of a set of brackets, arch wires, and elastics. We offer different types of braces such as metal braces, self-ligating braces, and clear braces. We offer teenagers with the option of choosing the braces that will help them the best in boosting their confidence.
Invisalign are clear aligners that are used to straighten the teeth. Invisalign aligners are translucent, removable orthodontic appliances. They have a tray-like structure that will be custom designed to suit the patients’ needs. Invisalign works by pushing the teeth back to its correct position. The translucent appearance of Invisalign makes it hard to notice which makes it the excellent choice for teenagers.