Orthodontics

Dentist Long Beach 9 Orthodontics

How Can Orthodontics Help?

To most people, the word “orthodontics” means braces. But it also encompasses other treatments for malocclusion of the teeth, the formal term for misalignment. At Innovative Smiles, we offer orthodontics to help patients achieve their ideal smile.

We help people with crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite, and other alignment issues. Many assume that orthodontia work is cosmetic, when in reality untreated misalignment can lead to many oral health problems, sometimes serious ones.

Treatments We Provide

The orthodontic treatments we provide include:

  • Braces: Used to significantly adjust the position and alignment of front and/or bottom teeth.
  • Retainers: Effective for maintaining realigned teeth or correcting less significant alignment issues.
  • Tooth removal: When experiencing overcrowding, removing teeth, especially wisdom teeth, may be necessary to create space and properly align teeth.
  • Tooth adjustments: Reshaping teeth as well as other adjustment procedures may be necessary.
  • Surgical procedures: In severe cases of malocclusion, surgery may be needed to adjust the jaw to create proper alignment.

Who Should See an Orthodontist?

If you’re experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, have an overbite or underbite, frequently bite your cheek and tongue, or have speech issues related to the teeth, you may want to see an orthodontist.

It is important that children and teenagers regularly see a dentist and orthodontist to make sure that their teeth are healthy as they grow. Many alignment, bite, and crowding issues can be identified early on and are much easier to correct at an early stage. Taking care of issues at a young age avoids the development of potentially more severe problems later on.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Patient Testimonials

“Very clean and modern facility. Doctors and staff are helpful and attentive. Thank you!”

\ Justin F. (Google)

“Janine and Jenny in the front are so sweet! I am terrified of the dentist and had a wisdom tooth extraction, yet they listened and gave me so many strategies to calm down. They told me all the right things and never once made me feel crazy. The procedure was such a breeze and they were so right. From the surgeon to the assistant I can’t recommend this place enough to calm all your nerves and dental anxiety.”

\ Charisma B. (Google)

"Jeanine and the staff were very helpful and patient with me! The atmosphere here is very peaceful and relaxing, which really helped me with my dental anxiety. This was the smoothest experience I've had at the dentist and I was more comfortable than I've ever been at the dentist. Thank you!"

\ Kelly M. (Google)

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

If you are ready to experience the Innovative Smiles difference, call to schedule an appointment today. Our skilled team is eager to craft the smile of your dreams.

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