Temecula Orthodontic Aligners are "invisible" clear aligners which make them nearly unnoticeable while you're wearing them. Plus, they're more comfortable than traditional metal braces. They'll align your teeth faster, shortening your treatment time. The end result is straight teeth and an attractive smile in less time.
Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment option, popular with our teen and adult patients. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. The beauty of Invisalign is no one will even know you're straightening your smile! Dr. Luther is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign in Temecula, CA and surrounding areas!
Traditional Wire Braces are made of the stainless steel brackets and wires that inspired the term "metal mouth" years ago. Fortunately, today's metal braces are noticeably smaller. And new heat-activated archwires move your teeth more quickly and less painfully as they respond to your body's heat.
Ceramic braces mock metal braces in shape and size but they use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets that blend more naturally into your teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to keep your treatment even lower profile.
Making your teeth just a few or even several shades whiter can be easily completed at our practice. If you have a history of smoking, are a wine drinker or consume other teeth staining foods, teeth whitening can help restore any tooth discoloration you may have. The average shade improvement for our teeth whitening procedure is anywhere from eight to ten shades whiter.
Kids should be evaluated for orthodontics by age 7, according to the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. By this age, your orthodontist can detect even subtle issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth.
While most kids begin treatment between ages 9 and 14, your orthodontist will help determine whether it's best to wait or begin treatment right away. Many orthodontists recommend treatment while your child is still growing because it can take longer and be more intensive to treat teeth after they've stopped growing.
Lastly, kids who receive early orthodontic treatments (like appliances to correct cleft palates) may still need braces later.But the early treatment attempts to prevent further issues from developing while providing a healthier environment for the growth of permanent teeth.
Keep in mind that while some dentists perform orthodontics, an orthodontist specializes in treatments like braces and Invisalign, having 2 or 3 more years of education and training that is required for a dentist.
As a network of certified, professional dentists and orthodontists, Temecula Orthodontic Group will provide the evaluations and treatments you need in an environment designed to put you at ease. Call Temecula Orthodontic Group today to set up your visit.
Hopefully, you feel more informed about the types of braces available now. And know that you can trust Temecula Orthodontic Group to help determine the right treatment type and plan for you.