Orthodontics treatments at Beach Smile Dental in Redondo Beach offers with Invisible dental aligner from Invisalign, Clear Correct and MTM clear aligner.Nothing affects a person’s confidence in their smile like crooked or misplaced teeth, but they aren’t just a cause for concern for your appearance. Misaligned teeth can affect your bite and cause other issues such as migraines, excessive tooth wearing, and jaw pain.
Orthodontic treatment is the process of correcting your teeth alignment. Having well aligned teeth improves not only your appearance but can also significantly improve oral health and function. Orthodontic treatment can be safely and predictably undertaken at any stage of life—it is not just for children and teenagers. Fixed dental braces and retainers are the most common method of orthodontic treatment for younger patients, while clear orthodontic aligners (like Invisalign or Clear Correct) are very popular among adults. In young children, removable appliances (also known as ‘orthodontic plates’) can sometimes be used to improve the arrangement of teeth, by harnessing and gently guiding the growth of the young jaw bones. The use of these appliances in some cases may reduce the length of treatment with fixed braces or eliminate the need for braces later on in a child’s life.
Orthodontic treatment may be necessary for a number of reasons. You may have difficulty chewing, a cross bite (where your upper front teeth rest behind or inside your lower front teeth), a deep bite (your upper front teeth completely cover your lower front teeth), an open bite (your front teeth do not touch when biting together), or simply have crowded, overlapping, or spaced out teeth. Your upper and lower teeth may not line up or look like they are on an angle.
Our Dentists In Redondo Beach will complete a full dental examination, including x-rays, photos, and impressions or scans of your teeth. Assessment and planning the best treatment option may take several appointments. If your teeth are not suitable for treatment by a general dentist, We will refer you to a specialist orthodontist for more complex treatment.
Most people wear dental braces or clear aligners for between one and two years. If you are only looking for a minor cosmetic improvement, this treatment may take between 6 to 9 months, depending on the severity of the problem. After your braces are removed or your clear aligner treatment is completed, you may need to have a permanent retainer cemented onto the inner side of your teeth and issued with a removable retainer to wear during the night, to make sure your teeth do not move back into their original position.
At Beach Smile Dental in Redondo Beach, we need to understand your end goals and why you wish to correct the alignment of your teeth. This way we will have a better idea of what type of treatment would suit you better (fixed braces or clear aligners), what duration of treatment would be appropriate and achievable and what type of result you are expecting. Knowing this, in our dental clinic in Redonde Beach We can present you with a number of appropriate options and in some cases even give you a preview of the final outcome before commencing treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Below are some of the more common frequently asked questions from our adult patients, but you can always contact us by email or phone to ask anything you’re unsure about.