Are you self-conscious about your smile? Many patients that visit Convoy Dental Arts for the first time are as well. However, we can correct the beauty and health of your teeth with orthodontic treatment if you have a need for it. Dr. Chaikin has the expertise and experience to give you the smile you deserve.
There is no reason to believe that your oral situation is beyond help. Our team has aided patients with dental situations of all types who have required orthodontic assistance. Once the treatment is complete you’ll be amazed about the appearance of your smile.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Appliances for orthodontic treatment are generally comprised of ceramic, metal, plastic, or a combination of these substances. Some orthodontic appliances are removable by design, while others may be bonded to the patient’s teeth. In either case, the function of the appliance remains the same. Orthodontic appliance work by exerting force in precise directions to slowly reposition teeth.
You may have an image of orthodontics as metal bands that have brackets surrounding each tooth. Those orthodontic treatments are antiquated. Now you can have clear or metal braces (there are even some braces that have color if you desire it). Modern braces wiring is thinner, stronger, and less noticeable. Yet, the best part is the improvement in the duration of treatment.
Duration of Treatment
Modern orthodontic treatments have improved and the time required for braces has decreased. However, treatment times will always vary from patient to patient because no one’s oral situation is exactly the same. One of the greatest factors in the timeline of an orthodontic treatment is your involvement. If you take proactive and consistent measures to care for your teeth during the treatment phase, your results will be more effective. Of course, Dr. Chaikin and the team at Convoy Dental Arts will help you each step of the way.
Are you interested in an orthodontic treatment? Contact us today for a free consultation. After your consultation, you will have a clear picture of the whether orthodontic treatment is in your best interests.
One alternative to traditional metal braces is Invisalign®, which allows you to maintain the natural beauty of your smile while straightening your teeth. In fact, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible! Dr. Chaikin is a provider for Invisalign in Convoy, California, and we invite you to contact us today at to learn more about this excellent treatment option.
Invisalign® is a great choice for our patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
In general, Invisalign can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. We may recommend Invisalign to correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are also very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about Invisalign.