As one of the top dental offices in Modesto, California, Hillock Family Dentistry has been creating beautiful smiles for adults and children for decades. Comprehensive orthodontics are one of the most widely-sought dental treatments available today.
There are a variety of treatment options available when it comes to creating healthy smiles. How do you know what is right for you? At Hillock Family Dentistry, our orthodontists will create a customized treatment plan to give you the smile you deserve.
No matter if you’re seeking full braces or newer innovations like Invisalign, our dentists are known as the best in Modesto and can set you on the path to a truly beautiful smile.
Whether you are seeking treatment for yourself or for your children, Hillock Family Dentistry is ready to help you achieve your dreams for your smile. We believe it’s never too late to achieve a gorgeous smile.
Traditional braces are made up of brackets that are fixed to the teeth, drawn together with wires that run through the brackets. Some patients may also have a metal band that circles the last molar in the back of the mouth on each side.
Over time, the wires are tightened moving the teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing placement that will also provide for better cleaning and healthier oral hygiene.
Invisalign is another option for the correction of malocclusions in the teeth. With Invisalign, clear, thin trays are created specifically for your teeth and aid the repositioning of teeth over time without the need for metal braces. Each tray is worn for two to three weeks, moving teeth a fraction of a millimeter at a time.
As time progresses, your teeth are slowly shifted to a healthier, more attractive position. The advantage is that they are comfortable and are removed when you eat and drink – no restrictions on food and are virtually invisible to others.
Surgical orthodontics can be necessary to correct malocclusions of the jaw, jawbone abnormalities, and bad alignment of the bite. Surgical orthodontics are needed in older teens and adults whose jaws have stopped growing in order to remedy orthodontic issues that cannot be corrected with braces alone.
Once the jaw has healed properly from surgical orthodontics, the teeth may be guided into proper alignment using more traditional orthodontia.
You already endured the pain of adolescence once, you may not want to go through the stress of braces to improve your smile. Hillock Family Dentistry provides a full scope of comprehensive orthodontics designed to suit your busy life.
With options like Invisalign to transparent braces, or lingual braces which are worn on the backside of your teeth, we can create a plan that will help you achieve your goals without being visible to others.
Reasons to Undergo Orthodontic Treatment
Since everyone wants to look the very best that they can, a healthy smile will be a big boost in your self-confidence.
- Aesthetic appearance. A lovely result of correcting the misalignment of your teeth is a beautiful smile.
- A healthy mouth. Having a healthy mouth increases the chances that you will also have a healthy body.
- No more pain. Misaligned teeth and jaws may lead to chronic pain or discomfort. Correcting the alignment of your teeth and jaw can alleviate the discomfort you have been living with for decades.
- Good oral hygiene. Properly aligned teeth allow you to brush and floss correctly. This provides a better defense against gum disease, periodontal disease, and periodontitis.
Is My Child Ready to See the Orthodontist?
The timing of treatment of malocclusions of the teeth or jaw isn’t determined by age alone. It is determined by your child’s developmental stage and the severity of correction needed. Sometimes the answer to “when should my we put braces on my child” is “right away.”
Other times, it’s not. Our skilled orthodontist can sit down with you to discuss your options for treatment. We love to help children – and you may be surprised to discover they look forward to going to the dentist when you choose Hillock Family Dentistry – where we make the journey a pleasure, not a task.