Orthodontics in Laguna Niguel , CA
Orthodontics is aimed to maintain health of the teeth and jaws and improve overall dental function and aesthetics. Orthodontics goes way beyond straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
Orthodontic treatment involves several aspects of your health and well-being, including facial balance and harmony as well as speech, mastication (chewing) and neuromuscular balance in the head and neck area.
Many people seek orthodontic care to gain confidence and feel better about their smile. If you're self-conscious about your smile, not sure if you need extractions or got scared away from orthodontic treatment after being told that jaw surgery or extractions is your only choice, then you must schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Majd. You will be happy to know you have other options and we have delivered great results for hundreds of other patients with similar cases. Dr. Majd is happy to explain your and her recommendations throughout your orthodontic treatment.
During your initial exam at Laguna Niguel Orthodontics, Dr. Majd will discuss your unique orthodontic case and how we can achieve the best results for your teeth and facial aesthetics. In some cases, correcting the position of the teeth may be necessary even if the teeth appear straight. In other cases, extraction is considered if the teeth are crowded. If extraction is not a desirable option, we can develop an alternative plan. We work with you to design the best treatment plan for your facial and smile features based on your needs.
Dr. Majd has built her reputation around “diagnosing and treating the face” of her patients, not just the teeth. In some special cases, patients had been told by other doctors that jaw surgery or extraction of permanent teeth was their only option to improve their teeth and smile. Instead, these lucky patients came to Dr. Majd, who was able to achieve satisfactory results and significant improvements in the health and function of these patients with minimally invasive orthodontics. Her creative, outside-of-the-box approach to orthodontics helps her achieve consistent, fantastic results for any orthodontic case.
Here at Laguna Niguel Orthodontics, we are dedicated to ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable throughout your entire orthodontic treatment. After your treatment is complete, you will have the smile of your dreams with the confidence to show it off!
HOW ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WORKS
Orthodontic treatment involves using gentle and constant forces engineered and designed with precision to move the teeth and modify the jaw growth in growing individuals. Different techniques and appliances are used depending on the situation, but braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. All types of braces generally work the same, but they can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. Ceramic braces are more aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces as the mouth doesn’t look “metallic” but these braces tend to be more expensive.
Self-ligating braces like Damon and Speed System are a subcategory of traditional braces and don’t require elastic ties to hold the wire in place. Without the elastic ties, self-ligating braces can move the teeth faster and shorten treatment time.
At Laguna Niguel Orthodontics, Dr. Majd and our team are seekers and advocates of newest techniques and technology but we are also committed to the evidence-based technology. We are pleased to offer all of the available choices and latest types of braces and treatment techniques including Damon, Damon Clear, Clarity and other types of braces and devices including Acceledent, Propel and other techniques such as TADS that can shorten treatment time or achieve better results.
Appliances used in orthodontic treatment may be removable or fixed in place. Orthopedic appliances are also a significant part of orthodontics and are used to correct skeletal, facial, and jaw issues. Headgear is a well-known, time-tested orthopedic appliance and is a great way to correct overbites and protruding teeth problems that otherwise can only be addressed with jaw surgery.
DURATION OF TREATMENT
Orthodontic treatment time can range between few months to several years depending on multiple factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A significant part of the length and success of your treatment depends on you! The more involved and diligent you are in doing your part, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time that can eliminate or shorten the orthodontic treatment they need in future.
The average orthodontic treatment time is between 18 to 30 months. At Laguna Niguel Orthodontics, we have different options available to our patients to shorten treatment time. In addition to utilizing the latest techniques and appliances for the most efficient treatment, we offer Acceledent, Propel, surgically assisted orthodontics (Wilcodontics) as well as Damon and other self- ligating brackets to achieve ideal results in shortest time possible.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Majd will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Call or email us to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and how it can help you achieve your dream smile.