Orthodontics is a specialty form of dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, straightening teeth, and preventing further oral issues that may result from incorrectly aligned teeth.
The Practice of Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a specialty form of dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, straightening teeth, and preventing further oral issues that may result from incorrectly aligned teeth. Poorly aligned teeth can lead to tooth decay and loss, bone structure loss, problems with eating and chewing, and may even impair speech. Repair or prevent the harmful effects of improper tooth alignment with the expert help of Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen and start loving your smile again.
Who can benefit from Orthodontic Treatment?
Numerous factors can create a wide variety of oral imperfections including hereditary issues, incompatible tooth and jaw size, misaligned teeth, missing teeth, or a crowded mouth. Correcting these issues can enhance your smile and leave you with a healthier mouth! Common problems that may be fixed with Orthodontic treatment include:
- Jaw misalignment
- Overbites and underbites
- Open bites
- Issues with chewing or speaking
- Gum issues
- Problems relating to a dental accident
- Thumb or pacifier sucking
- Dental diseases
- Premature tooth loss
If you are suffering from one or more of the above issues, contact us to find out how we can help you achieve your dream smile.
How long will my Orthodontic treatment take?
Orthodontic treatment times vary depending on the treatment that is right for you, the severity of the issue, and the growth of your oral and facial features. Effective results are often seen within 18-24 months.
What We Do
Using the most advanced treatments and Orthodontic technology, Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen fix oral irregularities to create healthy and beautiful smiles. We strive to ensure your health and comfort at every step of the treatment process including utilizing advanced digital 3D technology. This new technology produces clear images to ensure a proper diagnosis and a customized treatment plan specifically designed to help you reach your smile goals.
Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen offer a 3D scanner exclusive to Invisalign® so you can get your dream smile sooner. This scanner cuts the process time down by taking an image of your mouth and sending it directly to the manufacturer instead of dealing with the hassle of moulds and mail time.
If braces are your treatment of choice, Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen are happy to offer the most advanced technology from Lightforce® including a customized clear porcelain bracket system for a cleaner, improved aesthetics.
TEETH THAT LOOK GOOD ARE ALSO GOOD FOR YOU
Healthy, well-aligned teeth have many potential benefits:
- They’re easier to clean and maintain, which can help you avoid tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.
- Aligned teeth can also help you avoid abnormal wear to your teeth’s surfaces, digestive issues caused by inefficient chewing, difficulties speaking, and chronic headaches/neck pain caused by stress on bones.
- Orthodontics can also help children overcome infantile habits like sucking a thumb, finger, or pacifier.
- Early prevention may be less costly than the dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.