Straighten Your Smile with Braces in Corona, CA
Braces are a versatile orthodontic treatment option for children and adults. The main goal of traditional braces is to shape your smile into its optimal alignment. At Brightman Dental, our experienced team works to remedy mild to complex alignment issues. We also have a skilled orthodontist who visits our practice so you don't have to visit another office for treatment.
Whether you want to ensure the proper development of your child's teeth or you're looking for retreatment as an adult, we're here for you. To promote your optimal results, we use various technologies like digital scans and panoramic x-rays to get a full picture of your alignment issues.
We're proud to serve Corona, Norco, Riverside, and the surrounding communities and look forward to working with you to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile. Contact us today to inquire about our orthodontic options for all ages!
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Phase I & II Braces for Forming Healthy Smiles
Orthodontic interventions for children can be vital for promoting their dental health as they grow older. Pediatric orthodontics is split into two phases. Phase I and Phase II work together to help promote a child's optimal oral health and bite alignment, creating a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. We are pleased to offer both phases of treatment and have experience helping kids of all ages and smile situations.
What Is Phase I Orthodontic Treatment?
Early treatment, or Phase I orthodontic treatments, are focused on promoting the proper growth development of your child's teeth. These early interventions usually start between ages six and nine. Phase I helps accommodate new adult teeth and encourages proper growth. Early intervention can be crucial in avoiding the need for extractions or dental surgery in the future. Phase I treatments take advantage of various dental appliances like:
- Specialized Retainers
- Limited Phases of Braces
- Space Maintainers
- Functional Appliances
- Expansion Appliances
What Is Phase II Orthodontic Treatment?
Phase II usually starts between ages eleven to twelve, once all your child's adult teeth fully emerge. We work with a specialist in pediatric orthodontics throughout both phases who will consult with you about your child's needs. Phase II can last up to four years and generally takes advantage of traditional braces to shape your child's smile into the optimal alignment. However, our dentist may select different orthodontic appliances depending on their needs.
The main focus during Phase II is creating and maintaining alignment, spacing, and function to promote healthy dentition as they grow into adults. Our Brightman Dental team will answer any questions you might have throughout both phases and seamlessly integrate our treatments with specialist services as needed, always keeping your convenience and care plan goals in mind.
Braces for Adults
Many adults struggle with alignment issues. Both noticeably crooked teeth and less obvious misalignments can cause discomfort and dental health complications if left untreated. Orthodontic interventions with traditional braces are an excellent way to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile. Beyond the improvements in health and comfort, a straighter smile can help improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life, giving you a smile you're proud to show off.
Our practice offers adult braces treatments that are attentive to your needs and schedule. We see many older patients that are seeking orthodontic treatments as technology and methodology have improved. We know you live a busy life, and we always do our best to offer convenient appointment times to accommodate your schedule.
Our Braces Process
When you come in for your initial consultation, we'll start with a thorough examination of your dentition. We'll discuss the orthodontic options that will be best to help you achieve your straighter, healthier smile. We'll also talk to you about any special considerations we might need to make involving your treatment plan moving forward. Mapping your smile for precise treatment will involve digital scans or traditional impressions, depending on your needs, so you can trust that your treatment is optimized for your unique smile.
Our braces offer excellent results but do involve regular checkup appointments for tightening and various other maintenance considerations. If braces don't fit into your schedule and you are eligible, we also provide excellent Invisalign® clear aligner treatments and are happy to discuss whether they might be a good option for you.
Am I Too Old For Braces?
You might be wondering what the age limit is for braces. It's a fair question because some people associate orthodontic treatments and braces with a younger demographic. The good news is that there is no age limit for braces, and as long as our dentist determines that your dentition is healthy enough to support braces, we are happy to provide orthodontic treatments at any age.
How to Tell if You or Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment
You might be wondering whether you or your child need braces. When determining if children require orthodontic intervention, misalignments can be noticeable, but more subtle, unseen alignment issues can also cause complications. That's why it's important to seek professional dental and orthodontic care and follow the recommendations provided by our dentist.
For adults, there are considerations to make beyond your smile's appearance in terms of whether or not you need braces. Several symptoms can be alleviated with proper orthodontic care. If you are experiencing any of the following, braces may be an excellent option for treatment:
- Difficulty chewing food
- Mouth breathing
- Underbite or overbite
- Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude, or are recessed
- Teeth that have become worn due to an uneven bite
Braces for All Ages in Corona, CA
Dr. Brightman and our friendly team at Brightman Dental will be here throughout your orthodontic treatment process to answer any questions that might come up along the way. We are dedicated to helping you optimize your oral health and alignment as efficiently and conveniently as possible.
Whether you're looking to promote your child's dental well-being or achieve a straighter smile for yourself, Brightman Dental is here to help. We look forward to meeting you and forming a long-lasting professional relationship with you. Contact us today to find out how braces can help improve your smile!
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