Orthodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that focuses on the position of your teeth and their relationship to the jaws and face. Orthodontists are required to complete dental school and also train for an additional 2 or 3 years in a post-graduate residency program. During their specialty training in orthodontics one is taught the fundamental aspects of diagnosis and treatment planning in addition to techniques involved in tooth movement and growth modification. It is important to make certain that a trained specialist provides your Gardena orthodontic care.

There are a variety of orthodontic appliances patients can choose from in order to achieve a long-lasting smile. Braces can either be metal or clear depending on your esthetic concerns. There are also invisible options such as Invisalign and lingual braces. There are advantages and disadvantages to all fixed and removable orthodontic appliances. Schedule a free consult with us today to discuss your options.

Orthodontic treatment duration for Gardena California varies from patient to patient, and wether or not you’re a pediatric patient or an adult patient. On average Phase I treatment which focuses on addressing crossbites, jaw growth discrepancies, crowding and guiding eruption of the permanent teeth consists of 12-18 months of care. Phase II treatment, focuses on establishing a healthy bite and achieving an attractive smile, usually consists of 18-24 months of care.

At Gardena Orthodontics we offer removal of orthodontic appliances for patients from children to adults who have moved or choose to discontinue care from a different office. Our flexible schedule allows us to get you in on the same day if necessary. Our in house dental laboratory will get you a retainer in 30 minutes. If you need your braces removed give us a call at (310) 819-4222 and we will gladly help.

 

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