Orthodontics in Torrance
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing jaw and bite irregularities. Many patients seek orthodontic treatment to correct teeth and improve self-confidence. At Total Family Dental Group, we offer orthodontics in Torrance to patients who wish to achieve a straighter, more uniform smile.
In addition to improving aesthetics, orthodontic treatment also improves the health of the teeth and jaw. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include:
- Improving speech and digestion
- Enabling a patient to better clean their teeth
- Relief from headaches associated with poor bite
- Aesthetic improvement in teeth and facial symmetry
Methods of Orthodontic Treatment
At Total Family Dental Group, we offer several orthodontic treatment options designed with our patients’ comfort and lifestyles in mind. During the consultation phase, we discuss your goals and determine how orthodontics would benefit you. After learning more about your concerns, we can recommend an appropriate method of treatment, which may include:
Traditional Metal Braces
These appliances are what most people think of when they consider orthodontics. This method consists of securing small metal brackets to each tooth which are threaded with an archwire. Metal braces are capable of fixing a majority of orthodontic concerns and tend to be the most reliable method of treatment.
Metal braces are usually worn for a period of 6 to 18 months and are followed by a maintenance phase, in which a patient wears removable retainers.
Invisalign® in Torrance
Invisalign is a slightly more flexible treatment option preferred by many adult patients. After taking impressions your current dental alignment, a series of clear, plastic aligner trays are custom molded. Over the length of treatment, a patient wears a set of trays for a given period of time determined our office. Routine checkups help our team verify that teeth have moved sufficiently before the next series of aligners are delivered. This process continues until treatment is completed.
Many patients prefer this treatment option because of its discreet nature; unless you choose to disclose to friends and family that you are wearing braces, they may not even notice. And while the benefits of this flexible solution are numerous, it’s important to wear these clear braces for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only before meals and oral hygiene routines.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Are you ready to learn more about your orthodontic treatment options? At Total Family Dental Group, we are excited to introduce you to available services that help you achieve a winning smile. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation!