At Smiles West, we offer orthodontic care in our office! You can reach all of your dental goals without leaving our office or being referred to other doctors. With experienced orthodontists on our team, you or your children are in good hands. If you are looking for orthodontic treatment in Mission Hills, CA, our team is ready to help!
Braces for Children & Teens
For children and pre-teens, interceptive orthodontics can be used to guide teeth into the proper place before their teeth are fully developed. By using this method referred to as phase 1 in their orthodontic care, your child’s smile can be in a better position going into their teen years. Phase 1 can make their later orthodontic treatment less extensive. Once all of their teeth are fully developed, usually in the teenage years, phase 2 can begin which usually includes the use of braces and retainers after treatment is complete.
Traditional braces have stood the test of time and are more advanced than ever before. With treatment that has been proven, traditional braces allow your orthodontist to have more control over which tooth moves and when it moves. This allows your smile to stay on the right track without concern. Your dentist will schedule regular visits to adjust your braces until your teeth are in the right place. Once treatment is complete, a retainer will be custom-made to help your teeth stay in place while they are settling into their new position.
For teens and adults, clear braces provide an alternative to traditional braces. The clear ceramic and brackets that are used in place of the metal helps blend in naturally with your smile. Clear braces can help you feel more comfortable throughout the straightening process by bringing less attention to your teeth. Clear braces work similar to traditional braces and provide beautiful results!
Invisalign offers removable clear aligners that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted! For teens and adults looking for an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign could be a great option! Clear aligners are worn most of the day, but can be removed for brushing, flossing and eating. Invisalign replaces brackets and metal wires with a SmartTrack material that is made to fit perfectly around your teeth and gradually shift your teeth into the right position. Sets of custom aligners are made that will be switched out at your regular visits. Once you have worn every set of aligners, treatment will be complete and your smile will be completely transformed. Treatment time is usually just a year or less!
If you would like more information about Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments in Mission Hills, CA, a consultation with your dentist can help answer any questions you may have.
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