Orthodontics at Willow Glen Dental Specialists in San Jose, California can include many different ways to straighten the teeth, from Invisalign® clear aligners to traditional braces to retainers and more. Dr. Stephanie Purnomo, the Willow Glen Dental Specialists orthodontist, evaluates each patient individually to determine which teeth straightening options are best. Whether the problem is a mild overbite, severely crooked teeth, or something else, straighter teeth are within reach at Willow Glen Dental Specialists.
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with issues of the alignment of the bite and the jaw. As your orthodontist at Willow Glen Dental Specialists, Dr. Purnomo can correct current bite and jaw problems -- and may even be able to prevent other issues from ever developing (such as dental caries and periodontal disease). These structural changes that make the mouth stronger are an even more significant benefit of orthodontics. However, the best result of orthodontics is a great smile!
Willow Glen Dental Specialists offers several different options in teeth straightening. These include:
Dr Purnomo will explain your options and help you determine which option is best for you.
It depends on your specific bite problems and on the degree of the issues. The majority of patients are in treatment for anywhere from a year to three years. Dr. Purnomo will explain what movements are needed to correct your alignment and how long it will take.
No matter which teeth straightening option you choose, it's very likely that Dr. Purnomo will recommend a retainer. A retainer helps maintain the results of your teeth straightening. This is especially important when treatment was just completed, as that's the time when the teeth are most likely to try to shift back to their prior positions. Retainers are necessary to keep the alignment you've experienced over a long period of time.
Do you have problems with your smile and want to straighten them out? Dr. Purnomo is ready to help her Willow Glen Dental Specialists patients get the straight smile they deserve. Use the online appointment tool to arrange a visit now, or call the office to make an appointment.