Braces & Orthodontics
Our skilled orthodontists and affordable braces can give you a beautiful smile and confidence for a lifetime. Call for a FREE orthodontic screening and receive $1500 off UCR fee* today!
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Orthodontists are dental specialists that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of aligning bites and smiles. An orthodontist goes through an additional two to three years of specialized formal education beyond dental school. All of our orthodontists are certified specialists that focus their scope of practice and continuing education on the ability to get you smiling your best.
Your smile tells everyone how you feel about yourself. A beautiful, straight smile says you are confident and carry yourself with high self-esteem. Studies indicate that people who have had braces look better and feel better about themselves. We know that people who feel better about themselves are apt to be more successful at school, work and making friends. Braces are one of the things you can do for you and your children to ensure their over-all health throughout their lifetime.
Braces are not only for kids. Anyone with crooked or crowded teeth are candidates for braces. Approximately 20% of orthodontic patients are adults. A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can also enjoy improvements that come from orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.
For your convenience, we have general dentistry, specialty services and orthodontics, all in the same office. Our offices use the highest quality products including Damon brackets, Ormco brackets to choose your colors, Ormco Ice aesthetic ceramic brackets and Invisalign. With free consultations and best in value services, Courtesy Dental & Orthodontics makes braces a reality for anyone.
We know you want a dazzling smile. Go ahead and put your smile in our hands as you will benefit from digital technology and the latest orthodontic products. Consult one of our orthodontists for your health, your happiness and your smile.
How to tell when you or your child may need braces:
• Difficulty in chewing or biting
• Early or late loss of primary (baby) teeth
• Thumb or finger-sucking
• Spacing between adult teeth
• Overlapping or crowding of teeth
• Protruding or flared teeth
• Developing underbite, overbite, protruding front teeth, or other abnormal bite progression
At what age can people have orthodontic treatment?
Children and adults can both benefit from orthodontics. It is recommended that every child receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Since an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing, treatment may take longer for those cases, and certain corrections may not be accomplished with braces alone.
What causes malocclusion?
Malocclusion means “bad bite,” and some contributing factors in malocclusion may include crowded teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth, or jaws that are out of alignment. Most malocclusions are inherited, although some can be acquired later in life, such as through accidents or head trauma, early or late loss of baby teeth, or simply due to untreated sucking of the thumb or fingers for a prolonged period of time.
How are orthodontic problems corrected?
First, pre-treatment records are made. These records are important tools for the dentist to use in making an accurate diagnosis.
They include medical/dental history, clinical examination, digital photos, x-rays of your mouth, etc. A custom treatment plan is then outlined for each patient and a specific treatment appliance (braces) is constructed.
Are there less noticeable braces?
Today’s braces are generally less noticeable than those of the past. Brackets, the part of the braces that hold the wires, are bonded to the front of the teeth. These brackets can be metal, clear, or tooth-colored. Wires that are used for braces today are also less noticeable. Modern wires are also less noticeable than their predecessors. Present day wires are made of “space age” materials that exert a steady, gentle pressure on the teeth, making the tooth-moving process faster and more comfortable for patients.
How long will orthodontic treatment take?
Although the average treatment time is about 24 months, this varies for individual patients. Usually, adult treatment takes longer than that of children. Other factors affecting the duration of treatment include the severity of the problem, the health of the teeth, gums and supporting bone, and how closely the patient follows instructions. While orthodontic treatment requires a significant time commitment, most people feel that the benefits are well worth the time invested.
* D8080/D8090 – Comprehensive Ortho Child/Adult base fee for routine non-ceramic treatment under 24 months. Fee cannot be combined with any other discount plan