Childrens Dental Group

Orthodontics

About Orthodontics

Patients seeking dental and facial balance should be cared for by an orthodontist. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic — beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for people of all ages.

Orthodontic problems must be diagnosed carefully before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves comprehensive study of photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions.

Treatment typically lasts from 1 to 3 years, depending on age, and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also highly dependent on maximum cooperation and coordination of care between you and your orthodontist.

Our orthodontists proudly serve the residents of Camarillo, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Port Hueneme, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Ojai, and are committed to delivering excellent care in order for you to achieve the best smile possible. We offer orthodontics in our Camarillo and Simi Valley offices.

What’s the right age for Orthodontic Treatment?

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All children should receive their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven. This allows early identification of potential problems, and certain orthodontic conditions are also best treated starting at this age. The timing of your treatment is very important. An early consultation will allow us to better understand your individual needs.

Do adults benefit from orthodontics?

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Orthodontic treatment is successful at any age, and we strive to make it possible for patients of all ages to have beautiful, confident smiles. Our orthodontists are specialists trained to treat patients of all ages to help achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.

What are the different types of braces?

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Metal Braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colors of ligature ties. These braces are much smaller than ever before.

Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.

Translucent clear ceramic braces are the most popular with adults. You have to be very close to someone to be able to see them. Yet, because they are a ceramic material, they are more fragile.

Should I continue to visit my dentist during orthodontic treatment?

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We encourage you to continue your regular dental visits every six months. In fact, we can coordinate these visits here at Childrens Dental Group so that your wires can be removed for a more thorough dental cleaning.