Everyone knows the power of a terrific smile – but did you know that straight teeth are also good for your oral health? When your teeth and bite are properly aligned, it reduces unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth, protects your sensitive jaw joints, and enables you to better clean your teeth with brushing and flossing at home on a daily basis. At Claire Cho DDS practice in the Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, and surrounding CA areas have several orthodontics options when it comes to straightening their teeth or correcting bite problems.
Causes of tooth and bite misalignment
While your genetics do play a significant role in how your teeth and jaw develop, there are also a number of other factors that can contribute to crooked teeth or bite problems. These include:
- Thumb sucking
- Oral disease
- Breathing through your mouth
- Abnormal swallowing patterns
- Losing your baby teeth too early or late
- Inadequate nutrition
- Poor oral hygiene
- Traumatic injuries
Some patients may experience more than just the cosmetic effects of misaligned teeth. Jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain are all common effects of teeth or jaw misalignment, as well as conditions such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or wearing down of the biting surfaces on your teeth. By seeking orthodontic care, you can prevent many costly complications from these issues down the road in addition to achieving a fantastic, straight smile!
Six Month Smiles®
If you want to correct the alignment of only the front teeth that are visible when you smile, Six Month Smiles® may be right for you. This treatment uses traditional bracket-and-wire braces that are tooth-colored so they are discreet. These invisible teeth braces gently move the front teeth into their correct position in as little as six months.
Six Month Smiles® at Dental Health and Aesthetics Center
At Dr. Cho’s office, we offer Six Month Smiles®, which is a clear bracket system. It’s meant to be short-term, usually within six months of treatment.
It’s for cases where there is crowding, and for someone wants to improve their smile. It doesn’t change the molars or the bite,
It straightens the teeth in the aesthetic zone so that we can have a straight and pretty smile as adults in a short period of time.
Make an appointment with us today to learn more about Six Month Smiles®.
For patients who are interested in options to straighten their teeth without braces, Invisalign can be a great choice. Using a series of custom-designed, clear aligners, your teeth are gradually shifted into a straight and healthy position—without anyone knowing you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The aligners are switched out every two weeks for the next in the series, and we perform periodic check-ups to monitor your progress. Many patients can complete their Invisalign treatment in just 12 months.
Invisalign® treatment at Dental Health and Aesthetics Center
What are the orthodontics options available at Dental Health and Aesthetics Center?
At Dr. Cho’s office, I have had two years of post-graduate training in Orthodontics, and we offer Orthodontics, whether it’s metal brackets, clear brackets, or clear aligners such as Invisalign®.
Different types work differently depending on the person’s skeletal structure, age, and the end goal that they have in mind.
We offer all phases of orthodontics to be able to achieve the patient’s goal is.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a very popular aligner where patients change the aligners every two weeks to get their teeth straight.
Patient compliance is very important. Usually, on children, we would not be using that. But we have many different types that we use.
At a consultation at Dr. Cho’s office, we would go over everything in detail to discuss and determine the right type of orthodontic treatment.
Traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces are one of the most versatile orthodontic treatments available. They can be used even in severe cases of crowding, misalignment, gaps, or bite problems, and can be a great solution for many patients. Braces work by placing a gentle, yet persistent pressure on the teeth in a strategic direction to gradually move them into their optimal position. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, treatment with traditional braces generally takes between 12 and 30 months.
To learn more about the best options for straightening your teeth for both a beautiful and healthy smile, call the team at Claire Cho DDS in Aliso Viejo, CA today! We can be reached at (949) 541-2529
Traditional braces at Dental Health and Aesthetics Center
Traditional braces at Dr. Cho’s office are mainly used on growing children.
Metal brackets are used because we are skeletally trying to change the positioning of their teeth as they grow, and it takes anywhere between 12 – 18 months.
Traditional braces work the best if there are a lot of alignment changes to be done.
We have control of the wire, movement, and positioning of the teeth.
Straightening can be done as needed instead of depending on the patient to wear their aligners if they use a service such as Invisalign®.
Invisalign® isn’t recommended for children. Six Month Smiles® are offered to adults.
Traditional braces are usually offered to someone who has a lot of movement to make or is in their growing stage.
Make an appointment with us today to learn more about traditional braces.