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Orthodontics services offered in San Clemente CA

Orthodontics can optimize your smile’s appearance while making it easier to give your teeth long-term care. At Brandon Orthodontics in San Clemente, California, Alex Brandon, DDS, provides phased and comprehensive orthodontic treatment for individuals of all ages. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation for yourself or your child, call Brandon Orthodontics or request one online today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty that emphasizes the alignment of your teeth. Orthodontics can address common forms of misalignment and malocclusion like teeth crowding, overbite, underbite, and open bite. The treatments can also prevent issues like these in certain cases. 

Orthodontic treatment happens with two different routes:

Phased treatment

You should bring your child in for their first orthodontic consultation when they’re about 7 years old, so you can find out if they can benefit from phased treatment. The first phase happens as needed while your child still has some or all of their baby teeth. Brandon Orthodontics has an office therapy dog to make these visits comfortable and relaxing for your child. 

Comprehensive treatment

Comprehensive treatment is performed all at once when most or all permanent teeth have erupted, and it’s the most common route for orthodontics. 

What are my options for orthodontic treatments?

Whether you get phased or comprehensive treatment, orthodontics can involve one or several specific treatments or procedures. Brandon Orthodontics builds a customized plan to shift your teeth and maintain their alignment once they’re in an ideal position. 

You or your child’s orthodontic treatment plan may involve:

  • Habit therapy
  • Palate expanders
  • Metal and clear braces
  • Iconix® aesthetic braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Fixed retainers
  • Removable retainers

Brandon Orthodontics teaches you how to care for any devices in your plan and to use them effectively. You come to the office for regular visits and follow-ups as you go through each step in your treatment plan. 

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatments can make a major difference in the way your smile looks. Many people choose to align their teeth based solely on how it improves their appearance. However, you might not realize that orthodontics more importantly improve oral function and health. 

A few possible benefits of aligning your teeth are:

  • Less face and jaw pain
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier biting and chewing
  • Easier teeth brushing and flossing
  • Less risk for cavities
  • Less risk for gum disease

Additionally, orthodontics can restore a sense of balance and symmetry to your facial shape. Brandon Orthodontics can discuss the specific possible benefits of your treatment according to the type of misalignment you have. 

To schedule a consultation for comprehensive treatment for yourself or phased orthodontics for your child, call Brandon Orthodontics or request an appointment online today.