Can my dentist just do my braces? Orthodontics is the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, or bad bites. There are unfortunately a growing number of general dentists performing orthodontics and even sometimes calling themselves orthodontist. This can be quite misleading to the general population and may […]
Can I afford orthodontic treatment? Orthodontic treatment can have life changing benefits. It not only improves one’s smile, but also increases self-esteem and self -confidence. More and more people are looking to straighten their teeth and get that Hollywood smile but many delay or refuse treatment because of the perceived high cost of it. Unfortunately, […]
Can Braces treat teeth grinding? Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a harmful habit that affects most of us at some point in our lives. It is characterized by rubbing of the teeth and clenching or tightening of the muscles of the jaws. It occurs mostly at night, during sleep, but can also be present during […]
Braces and Surgical Orthodontics Braces are used to treat a variety of malocclusions or improper bites. For the majority of the population, a simple course of orthodontic treatment can lead to a beautiful and healthy smile. However, in some individuals the underlying problem is the position of the jaws and not just crooked teeth. In […]
Braces and Cosmetic Alternatives Braces can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems with the ultimate result being a beautiful, healthy smile. Braces come in a variety of shapes and sizes but the basic design is the metal one we are all familiar with. Metal braces are still the most widely used type […]
Braces and Adults In our modern society more and more emphasis is placed on looks and appearances. Constant exposure in the media along with greater health awareness has caused an increasing number of adults to seek orthodontic care. Based on the severity of the case, several treatment options exist for the adult population. The majority […]
Botox and Orthodontic Treatment Botox is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure used extensively in medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology and recently the dental field. Botox was first introduced to the world in the 1960s by ophthalmologists who began using it to treat muscle disorders of the eye. Since then, its usefulness has expanded greatly and is now being […]
Are Braces safe? – Braces Valencia Ca The field of orthodontics has gone through great technological advancements in the last century. The braces used today are much smaller, stronger, and safer than what they used to be decades ago. I am often asked if braces are safe for the teeth. The answer is yes. If […]
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