Orthodontic Treatment in Yorba Linda for a Picture-Perfect Smile
Your bite determines your oral health and the beauty of your smile. Occlusion is a term used to refer to the way in which the upper teeth and lower teeth come together in a bite. When there is deviation in the alignment of teeth from normal positions, the condition is termed as malocclusion. The aim of orthodontic treatment is to move misaligned teeth to improve the bite and oral health. Dr. Jokmels has a range of orthodontic appliances to offer at our Yorba Linda practice. Our treatment has been successful in winning good-looking smiles for many of our patients who visit us from Placentia and surrounding communities. If you have a problem with your bite, make an appointment and meet our dentist.
Bad bite and oral health
Malocclusion occurs because of an under-grown or over-grown jawbone, which leaves disproportionate space for eruption of permanent teeth. The condition may also be a result of practices such as tongue thrust and thumb sucking during childhood. The result is misaligned teeth. There are different types of misalignments. Cross bite, open bite, closed bite, crowding and gaps between teeth are to name a few. An orthodontic treatment involves continuous application of force to move teeth in the desired direction.
There can be several oral health problems from malocclusion. There may be teeth wear and TMJ problems. Malocclusion may make it difficult to maintain oral hygiene which can lead to dental infection. The smile may be less attractive. The chewing efficiency may be less when compared to people with good occlusion. There may also be speech problems. An orthodontic treatment can be a solution to most of these problems.
We have a range of orthodontic appliances to offer at our Yorba Linda office. Six Months Smiles®, dental braces and Invisalign® are our prime services.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles® is an advanced treatment technique where Lucid-Lok® clear braces with clear wires are used to move teeth in desired direction in a span of about 6 months. The treatment involves application of low forces and it is completely safe and effective in moving teeth. Six Month Smiles® is mostly recommended for cosmetic makeovers.
A product of Align Technology, Invisalign® is widely recognized for the virtually invisible way in which it moves teeth. The aligners are very comfortable to wear and can be removed by the patient. This helps in maintenance of oral hygiene. The treatment may take 12 months to 18 months depending on the complexity of the malocclusion. The aligners are clear, removable and very convenient to wear. A range of different orthodontic problems can be treated using Invisalign® system. Dr. Jokmels is one of the trained Invisalign® providers in the city of Yorba Linda. Our treatment has successfully fulfilled smile desires of our valuable patients. For complex cases that require more movement of teeth, our dentist may recommend use of dental braces.
Dental braces have been used in orthodontics for decades. They are one of the most effective ways to treat complex malocclusion problems. Braces have wires and brackets that are designed to move teeth. The tension in the wire applies pressure over teeth to move them in planned direction. The treatment may take more than 18 months depending on the complexity of the condition. A drastic change in the occlusion can be achieved with the help of dental braces.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene when living with dental braces. Our dental team educates patients about how to clean their teeth and gums. Patients should also take care when involved in adventure sports. After the completion of the treatment, our team offers retainers to ensure that the teeth do not get back to their previous positions. Following the instructions of our dentist can help patients achieve the desired results. Through dental braces, we have been able to improve oral health and beautify smiles of our patients from Yorba Linda, Placentia and surrounding communities.
If you are unhappy with your misaligned teeth, make an appointment and meet our dentist at our Yorba Linda office. We can recommend the right orthodontic treatment for you based on your needs.