Orthodontics (Braces)

Looking for straight teeth? This is the place!

Your orthodontic team at Parklane Dental in Arcadia has decades of experience in treating patients with their mouth and jaws.

Abnormal alignment is actually quite common, and orthodontics is the specialty that handles the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of poorly positioned teeth and jaws. 

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite with straight teeth that properly meet their opposing teeth in the opposite jaw. This is important to make it easier for you to bite, chew, and speak! Dr. Jennifer Wu and our orthodontic team is here to address your questions and help pick the best option for you! 

How do Orthodontic Treatments Work?

Here at Parklane Dental in Arcadia, our orthodontic treatment uses orthodontic appliances to gradually move your teeth to form the smile you want!

The appliance may be removable from the teeth, or there may be brackets bonded to the teeth for adhesion.

These appliances work as aligners and braces that apply gentle force the teeth in a carefully controlled direction. 

Our orthodontic appliances can be made of plastic (clear), metal, or ceramic. As the conventional treatment, metallic aligners are firm and solid to the touch, and lets you chose the color of the ties that hold the wire in the brackets. We also use plastic aligners called Invisalign, where many patients find them to be less noticeable and more convenient.

what are the Benefits of treatment?

Although braces are usually thought as a dental treatment for children, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment.

If left untreated, misalignment of teeth is a gateway to a world of other dental problems including crooked teeth and possible tooth loss.

Orthodontic issues can also lead to a host of other problems such as the abnormal wearing of your teeth and unnecessary stress on your gums and bones to support health teeth structure. 

Thinking about your long run, it is far less costly treating your orthodontic concerns early than dealing with problems that may arise from a lack of orthodontic care. 

After maintaining healthy gums and bone structure with your dental team at Parklane Dental, Dr. Jennifer can straighten your teeth at any age. Technological advances including Invisalign have crafted a more efficient course of treatment so you can expect a beautiful smile in no time. 

  • Achieve the optimal function from your teeth
  • Manage crowding and spacing problems
  • Reduce grinding and chipping of teeth 
  • Reduce cavities and periodontal disease
  • Improve your appearance and self-esteem

How long do braces last?

Every patient has an unique case, because the teeth of every patient developed differently during child development and adulthood. Because teeth grow very slowly and can be moved only gently, treatment time typically ranges from six months to two years.

Moreover, braces require the diligent use of prescribed rubber bands and headgear, while clear aligners Invisalign require wearing when not eating or drinking. These are crucial in ensuring that your braces are following the most efficient procedures. 

For children and adolescents, the case length can depend on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, so the time to complete the case may differ from the original estimate at the first orthodontic visit with Dr. Jennifer Wu!

Is orthodontic treatment for me?

Our orthodontic team at Parklane Dental in Arcadia can help patients of any age achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

At a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Wu, you will receive an examination of your current teeth position and a summary of options to consider because each patient has unique teeth that might be suitable for traditional or clear braces.

The best way to find the best way to straighten your teeth is by first examining all your options for orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontic team is ready to take care of your smile!

Call now at 626.445.3388 to book your free orthodontic consultation!