If you’ve never had to have orthodontic treatment, but it’s now been recommended for you or one of your children, you may have questions about the scope and many applications of orthodontics near you. As a multi-specialty dentist in Port Hueneme, All Care Dental by the Sea provides a broad range of general, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental treatments for patients of all ages, so we’ve provided an overview of some of the most common treatments below.
In general, our dentist near you will approach your orthodontics treatment in three stages: the planning stage where we’ll discuss the best options for your long-term goals; the active stage, which encompasses the time that the agreed-upon treatment is being used, and the retention stage which will ensure that the work that’s been completed will last for many years to come.
In some cases, the planning stage may require that one or more teeth be extracted to allow every opportunity for the treatment to work. For example, if it’s agreed that dental aligners will be used in orthodontic treatment, having a clear path for the perfect alignment of your teeth is paramount to success in the retention stage.
When you visit our dentist for an orthodontic consultation, you’ll be provided with a detailed treatment plan that includes timing for every one of the three stages. We know that your goal is a healthy, straight smile, and our goal is to get you there as quickly as possible while also making sure that the results last a lifetime.
Although it’s most common for people to associate orthodontic treatment with old-fashioned metal braces and teenagers, the advances made in modern dentistry – including those used by our dentist – now make the dream of a straighter smile possible for patients of all ages. And even better, that goal can be obtained without metal braces thanks to the proven performance of clear dental aligners.
If you want to learn more about orthodontics in Port Hueneme and how our dentist can help shape the future of your smile, please call us or use our convenient online booking tool to get started.