What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch within dentistry that is directed towards correcting the teeth and jaw that require proper positioning. These include dental issues such as; crooked or crowded teeth, bad bite, and temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ). Orthodontics at Aliso Niguel Dental Group are highly skilled in their field of expertise and provide diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for all orthodontic related problems. We are committed to providing our patients with a healthier mouth, and improved appearance of the mouth, teeth and smile.
Who can visit the Orthodontist?
At Aliso Niguel Dental Group, we are highly committed to improving the appearance and feel of the smile for our patients. Although orthodontics treatment begins during teenage years and adulthood, we recommend that children pay their first visit to the orthodontics around the age of seven to determine whether any maturational changes are likely to develop. At Aliso Niguel, we are able to determine whether orthodontic treatment is required based on dental issues such as; overbite, underbite, crossbite, the spacing between the teeth, crowding of the teeth or crooked teeth. More major concerns such as temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ) may require consistent visits to the orthodontist to monitor the onset of any developing problems.
How does Orthodontics treatment work?
At Aliso Niguel Dental Group, orthodontics treatment is available for both adults and children to correct both long-term and sudden dental issues. Before patients undergo orthodontic treatment, a dental x-ray and dental history is essential to determine whether orthodontic treatment is right for you and if so we design a treatment plan best tailored to match patient needs. At Aliso Niguel, we utilize various types of appliances, from fixed appliances, such as, wired braces to removable appliances, such as, aligners to correct the teeth. Appliances as such assist in moving teeth and retraining the jaw muscles by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaw. Depending on the severity of the dental issues, we recommend the orthodontic approach that is most effective for every patient. Orthodontists at Aliso Niguel are specialized in straightening teeth, correcting misaligned jaw structures while also improving both the functionality and appearance of the smile.