Find Orthodontists in Anaheim, Laguna Woods, and Ladera Ranch
We take pride in providing excellent orthodontic care to patients of all ages. We offer a wide range of orthodontic services in Orange County for children, adolescents and adults, from preventive orthodontic services to emergency care. In addition, given our varied treatment options, we are able to address different orthodontic problems as well as help our patients achieve the treatment result they desire. Serving the Orange County community for 25 years, we guarantee that coming to us for your orthodontic needs is a decision you won’t regret. Below are the different services and treatments offered by our Orange County Orthodontists.
Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontic Treatments
The goal of Orange County orthodontists is not just to treat existing malocclusions but also to eliminate factors that enable developing malocclusions from progressing or worsening. This is achieved with the help of preventative and interceptive treatments (also known as Phase I treatment) which can ensure and maintain the healthy development of oral structures. With preventive and interceptive orthodontics, patients may be able to avoid costlier treatments and longer treatment periods associated with severe malocclusions.
Here are some of the preventative treatments we offer here at 7 Day Dental:
A space maintainer’s purpose is to keep the space where a permanent tooth’s supposed to grow in open. It ensures the eruption of a permanent tooth into its natural position by preventing neighboring teeth from shifting or drifting into their place. Using a space maintainer also helps in the avoidance of cases such as teeth misalignment. This orthodontic appliance is usually prescribed when your child prematurely loses a primary tooth because of a dental disease or an accident.
This treatment is primarily meant to prevent or reduce chances of teeth crowding. It entails the creation of more space for the permanent front teeth as they’re erupting. Consequently, the additional space paves the way for the teeth to align naturally. Here at 7 Day Dental, we conduct diagnostic procedures like space analysis to determine whether your child would benefit from this treatment.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment (also called Phase II treatment) involves the correction of identified problems and the restoration of the occlusion to its optimum. It focuses on matters such as: guiding the impacted teeth into the mouth, ensuring the proper alignment of permanent teeth, fixing bite problems, aiding the eruption of second molars and creating a balanced and harmonious facial profile. This entails the use of full orthodontic appliances to treat malocclusions.
The treatment usually takes place in early adolescent or when most of the permanent teeth have erupted. The length of the treatment period varies depending on the severity of the problem and patient’s compliance with care instructions. Oftentimes, treatment period is shorter for those who had Phase I treatment. Once the comprehensive treatment is completed, patients are required to use retainers to keep the teeth in their new positions. Call us to find out if your child is ready to start his/her comprehensive treatment.
Repeated and extensive thumb sucking that persists during the eruption of permanent tooth causes serious overbite. How? It causes the jaw or upper teeth to protrude forward. Aside from asking your child to refrain from sucking his/her thumb, you can take advantage of certain orthodontic appliances which can discourage this habit. You may ask our Orange County orthodontists about these appliances.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Nowadays, orthodontic treatments aren’t just for preteens but also for adults. In fact, studies show that one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult. It is worth noting that healthy teeth can be moved at any age; hence, orthodontic problems in adults can be corrected. The most common orthodontic issues adults deal with are misaligned teeth, crowding, spacing and incorrect bite. Thanks to the advancements in the field of orthodontics, esthetically-pleasing (or invisible) appliances are available for those who want to be discreet about their treatment. The latest orthodontic appliances are also known to correct problems at a shorter period of time.
Listed below are the different orthodontic braces 7 Day Dental offers:
Self-litigating braces, the newest generation of braces, have no ligatures. Thus, teeth are able to slide more freely and treatment period is shortened. The absence of ligatures, which are known to trap bacteria, also results in better oral hygiene for patients. Here at 7 Day Dental, we offer the most famous brand of self-litigating braces – the Damon braces. As shown in a study, the treatment period for patients who used Damon braces can be up to six months shorter in some cases than patients who had traditional metal braces. The Damon braces are also known to be comfortable and aesthetically appealing.
Invisalign & Lingual Braces
Invisalign: is one of the most valuable innovations in the field of orthodontics. The Invisalign system corrects the alignment of teeth using a series of custom-made, clear trays worn over short periods of time. The treatment time under the Invisalign system would depend on the severity of the problem; however, it’s definitely shorter than using traditional braces. Invisible, removable and comfortable to wear or use, Invisalign truly provides patients with a more pleasant orthodontic treatment experience.
Lingual Braces: are called hidden braces as they are attached on the inside part (the one facing the tongue) of the teeth. They are utilized only in the most minor cases.
Emergency Care And Repairs
We attend to all kinds of orthodontic emergencies, from severe and persistent discomfort due to an orthodontic appliance to damaged braces. We urge you to give us a call should you face an orthodontic emergency. By calling us, we would be able to assess whether your situation merits an immediate trip to our clinic or if it’s something you can remedy at home. We are open 365 days; hence, we can attend to your emergency ASAP!
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common and oldest type of braces. Made of medical grade stainless steel, this type of braces is less expensive compared to their counterparts. Metal braces are noted to be very strong and capable of treating even the most difficult orthodontic problem.
Clear Synthetic Sapphire Brackets
Clear synthetic sapphire brackets are for patients seeking a less visible alternative to traditional braces. Made of synthetic sapphire crystalline, these “invisible” braces are noted for their superior strength and their esthetic properties. Moreover, they are non-porous making them more resistant to staining and absorbing odors.
Orthognathic Surgical Orthodontic Treatment
Orthognathic surgical orthodontic treatment combines orthodontic treatment with jaw surgery. This type of therapy is used to treat severe facial skeletal discrepancies or address cases which are too severe to treat with orthodontics or orthopedics alone.
Fixed Orthopedic and Removable Functional Orthopedic Appliances
Fixed orthopedic and removable functional orthopedic appliances which are used to treat skeletal (bone) discrepancies and redirect growth toward a more normal skeletal pattern.
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