Orthodontics in Redlands

It's natural to want a straight, even smile, but genetics and time can lead to misaligned teeth. At SoCal Dental Specialists, we offer reliable orthodontic treatments to help you achieve a beautifully aligned smile. Our office houses a multi-specialty team, and we are ready to help you discover optimal oral health.

From the moment you walk into our dental office, you discover a friendly team that is proud to serve the residents of Redlands with orthodontic treatments. Whether you're a current patient interested in clear aligners or your dentist gave you a referral for your kid to begin Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, you can count on our team. We are excited to meet you and start a professional and personal relationship. Contact us today to learn more about our orthodontic options.


What is the Purpose of Orthodontics?

The purpose of orthodontic treatments, like braces and invisible braces, is to correct bite misalignments. Our friendly team can address mild to severe misalignments, and we welcome kids, teens, and adults. We carefully craft a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs, lifestyle, and smile goals. Our orthodontic services can treat the following bite misalignments:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

It's no secret that a straight smile can improve your confidence and willingness to share your smile, but there are also oral health benefits to correcting the spacing of your teeth. When your teeth are in the optimal positions, it makes them easier to brush and floss, elevating the effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine and preventing cavities and gum disease.

Phase 1 Orthodontics

Phase 1 orthodontics include dental appliances and services that prepare your dental structures for braces or clear aligners. The treatments address developmental issues with your child's jaw or alignment with appliances that expand the upper palate or spacers that maintain the proper position for your kid's permanent teeth to erupt. Our compassionate team will sit down with you and your kid to explain which phase 1 orthodontic treatment they need and how it plays a vital role in their orthodontic journey to a straighter smile. We take the time to help your child build a strong foundation to take care of their smile for a lifetime.

Phase 2 Orthodontics

Phase 2 orthodontic treatments include braces or clear aligners, often called invisible braces. We perform a thorough exam to determine the severity of your bite misalignment, which plays an important role in deciding which orthodontic option will fit your dental needs best. Our team will provide helpful tips and instructions so you know how to maintain your braces and oral health.

  • Braces: Traditional braces consist of metal wires and brackets that adhere to your teeth for the duration of your treatment. Braces can address an array of mild to severe misalignments. They guide your teeth into their ideal positions, and our orthodontist will make any necessary adjustments to help you achieve your dream smile.
  • Invisible Braces: Invisible braces consist of graduating, custom trays that apply pinpoint pressure to gently shift your teeth into their new positions. The trays are completely removable, and the clear acrylic makes them discreet. Due to the nature of this offering, it's required that you wear the aligners for 22 hours each day and graduate to the next set every two weeks to maintain your treatment timeline.

Braces FAQs

Turning your dream smile into a reality can seem like a complicated process, and it's normal to have questions. That's why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. Our team is happy to provide the answers and resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about braces in Redlands:

What should I do if a bracket comes off?

If a bracket breaks, comes off or is loose, contact our office immediately. We offer same-day appointments whenever possible to replace your bracket.

No. Clear aligners are completely removable, so you don't have to give up any of your favorite foods during treatment. You'll simply remove the clear trays, enjoy your meal, brush your teeth, and put the aligners back on.

If you lose or break a clear aligner, call our office, and we'll work to quickly get a replacement aligner. You can wear your previous set of aligners to maintain your progress until your new aligners arrive.

Reliable Redlands Orthodontics

A straight smile is within reach. At SoCal Dental Specialists, we offer the orthodontic treatments you and your loved ones need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. From traditional braces to invisible braces, our Redlands team can help you find the option that works best for you. We are excited to meet you and use modern dental technology and results-driven treatments to help you discover a smile you love. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


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