Orthodontics and Teeth Straightening
Crooked or misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. When your teeth are improperly positioned, it can make them harder to keep clean, put extra stress on your jaw joint and cause other oral health issues. Orthodontics uses dental devices to shift your teeth into the correct position for a straight, healthy smile. At Laguna West Dental Care, we offer discreet, quick orthodontic solutions to help our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Metal braces were once the only option for straightening teeth. The “train tracks” with bands and wires slowly shifted teeth into place over two or more years of treatment. Braces are effective, but they are very noticeable and require eating restrictions to prevent damage to the devices. While braces are still used for orthodontic treatment, they are no longer the only option. Orthodontic aligners have become very popular, offering a discreet and convenient way to straighten teeth without metal braces.
Teeth Straightening with Aligners
If you have crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth that need straightening, we have discreet orthodontic treatments available at Laguna West Dental Care. Clear aligners work similarly to braces, shifting teeth into place over several months or longer. Our patients enjoy the freedom of aligners over braces. They can eat the foods they love and perform their oral hygiene by removing the aligners. Plus, they are almost invisible when in place. We offer a few different orthodontic options, including:
Teens and adults can have a straight, healthy smile with our orthodontic treatment options at Laguna West Dental Care. Contact our office in Elk Grove to schedule an orthodontic consultation to learn more about our teeth straightening treatments. We accept many different insurance plans that may help cover the costs of your orthodontic treatment. Call to see if we work with your insurance plan.