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Brentwood, CA area dentist describes types of orthodontic treatment

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Having a perfectly lined smile is more than just an aesthetic concern. Many patients naturally develop a poorly aligned bite that can impact the wear and tear on their teeth and can make eating less efficient. With the help of a dental professional in the Brentwood, CA area, patients are able to learn more about the different types of orthodontic treatments available and how they can be used. Our dentist at Brentwood Family Dental, Dr. Jamil Alkhoury, evaluates patients as young as seven for orthodontic treatment and describes to parents the various methods of treatment available in his practice.

Why orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is used to realign the teeth within the dental arch to ensure the bite lines up correctly and the teeth are aesthetically pleasing. It may be necessary for patients who also have conditions such as TMJ/TMD which can cause pain and discomfort for many individuals. Orthodontic treatment can help patients regain self-confidence, especially when misalignment negatively impacts the look of their smile.

Types of orthodontic treatment

Pediatric dentist examining teeth of girl Dr. Jamil Alkhoury of Brentwood Family Dental is pleased to provide two varieties of orthodontic treatment for patients, including traditional braces and Invisalign.

  • Traditional braces – when patients think of orthodontia, they often think of metal bracket and wire braces. These are the most common type of orthodontia used, as they can be utilized for patients with mild to severe misalignment. Across the board, this type of orthodontic treatment can gradually reposition the teeth within the smile using wire alignment along metal braces that are glued to the teeth. Many different concerns can be corrected using this method, making it a highly recommended method of treatment for many of our patients. Traditional braces can be used for both children and adults.
  • Invisalign – another option for our patients to think about is that of Invisalign. Instead of using brackets and wires to move teeth into better positions within the dental arch, Invisalign uses plastic aligner trays that snap over the dental arch. Patients wear these trays all day and night, only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. An entire series of trays are made, and patients progress through them, wearing each tray for two weeks at a time. Many teenagers and adults really enjoy Invisalign because it gives them the opportunity to improve their smile while enjoying a less noticeable treatment option than traditional braces. This can be beneficial for those who are concerned about the appearance of conventional orthodontia and how it can impact their self-esteem.
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Is it time to have your child evaluated for orthodontic work?

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and his team at Brentwood Family Dental are pleased to provide pediatric care and orthodontic services for children, as well as adults, in the Brentwood, CA area. He encourages parents to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation for their children at his state-of-the-art facility to discuss ways to ensure proper bite alignment over the years. Call 925-344-5296 today to request your visit at 4411 Balfour Road, Suite C.

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