No matter your age, you deserve a smile that gives you confidence. Orthodontic treatments are not just for children anymore. With the latest advancements in technologies, we can get you the smile you deserve! Here at Your Community Smile, we work hard to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer several different treatments that can be effective no matter how old you are. More and more orthodontic treatments are becoming available to give adults the smile that they want.
Orthodontic treatments are not just for your smile. Fixing your teeth can also dramatically change your oral health. When you have crooked teeth or a malocclusion (uneven bite), you may be prone to oral health problems such as gum disease, tartar buildup, pain and TMJ problems. It can also affect your overall health and wellbeing.request an appointment
Clear aligners are the newest and increasingly popular choice for aligning teeth. The aligners are invisible and removable, making them a top choice for teenagers and adults. The system uses clear, acrylic trays that straighten teeth just like braces and are much more comfortable.
Clear aligners are nice because you can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth as normal. Clear aligners need to be worn as much as possible and need to be cleaned and adjusted regularly for optimal results.request an appointment
The earlier we catch problems with your child’s bite, the simpler they are to fix. The results are often better than if we wait and will require significantly less work. We may not need to keep braces on your child for as long when they are younger, which means less expense for you.
The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that children visit an orthodontist as soon as their dentist notices that there might be a problem, or before they are seven years old. We may not have to do anything at this age, other than monitor the child’s mouth. However, if we continue to watch your child, we can start treatment right away if something arises.
Early intervention can be beneficial. We will watch how your child’s mouth and teeth grow and develop, so if we see something that needs to be done, we can do it as soon as possible. We will also know exactly when to start treatment, if needed.request an appointment
Invisalign® is a wonderful, modern alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without installing metal in your mouth. Instead, we use plastic trays (also known as aligners) to move your teeth back into place. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth so you don’t have to worry about mouth irritation or anything else that traditional braces can cause.
Dr. Abtahi has treated many patients successfully with braces but has been using aligner therapy successfully with adults and teens during the past 20 years of her practice.
The aligners are invisible and removable, making them a top choice for young kids, teenagers and adults. The system uses clear trays that straighten teeth just like braces and are much more comfortable.
Since the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth without trying to avoid harming your braces and they are easier to keep clean. You don’t even need to change your diet and can eat your normal food as before. You just need to brush and floss before putting the aligners on. Invisalign® is also so popular because the aligners are clear, so most people don’t even know you are wearing anything unless you tell them.request an appointment