Tri-City Family Dental offers orthodontics in Redlands for children and adults looking to straighten their teeth and align their jaws. Orthodontics is the study and treatment of dental displacement and malocclusions. Dr. Odufalu works with orthodontists in the Redlands area and may refer patients to them if necessary. Our expertise in jaw-related issues allows us to adjust and move teeth even if they are fully formed and hardened. This makes it possible to straighten teeth in adults, not just children.
Orthodontics in Redlands, CA
How can Orthodontic Treatment Help?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with preventing and recognizing dental anomalies. Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance, alignment, and function of teeth and jaws. Having crooked or crowded teeth can negatively impact one’s appearance and how well their teeth fit together. Orthodontic treatment can help improve these issues by straightening teeth or moving them into a better position. This can not only improve appearance but also make teeth easier to clean. If your teeth are not aligned correctly, it can put a strain on the muscles in your jaw and cause jaw and joint problems, as well as headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you bite more evenly and relieve stress on your jaw.
What to Expect at the Orthodontist
Orthodontists are specially trained dental professionals who focus on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. At your first appointment, the orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth and take X-rays, photos, and dental impressions to assess your individual needs.
Based on this information, the orthodontist will develop a personalized treatment plan. Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct a wide variety of dental and jaw alignment problems. Common treatments include braces and clear aligners. Braces consist of metal brackets that are bonded.
A complete orthodontic consultation is vital to ensure that you’re getting the best possible treatment for your smile. You’ll be asked about your medical history, dental hygiene habits, and what kind of results you’re hoping to achieve. You’ll also undergo a physical examination of your teeth and jaws, and X-rays may be taken.
Dental X-rays: Dental X-rays are a vital diagnostic tool that orthodontists use to evaluate the position of your teeth and jawbone before beginning treatment. Our team help us create a personalized treatment plan that is best for you and your smile. So, if you are considering orthodontic treatment, be sure to ask your orthodontist if dental X-rays are right for you.
Mold teeth creation: The process of creating teeth molds for orthodontics is a delicate and precise one. It requires a high level of skill and knowledge in order to produce accurate results. The teeth molds created by orthodontists are used to create custom braces and other dental appliances, which are then used to correct dental problems.
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How do I care for my Brace and Teeth?
While you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is important to continue to have your teeth checked by our dental team. Maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
- It is important to clean your teeth carefully every day, including between your teeth where you can. This is especially important if you have braces, as they are delicate and can break easily. Our dental team will be able to provide instructions on the proper care and cleaning of your appliance.
- It is important to cut down on sugary foods and drinks, as well as hard and sticky foods, in order to maintain healthy teeth and braces. Sugar can damage teeth and braces, so it is best to avoid sugary snacks and drinks, as well as fizzy drinks.
- It is important to follow our dental team’s recommendations for using fluoride products. If our team recommend using a mouthwash, be sure to do so. Using a stronger fluoride toothpaste, gel or mouth rinse may also be necessary to keep your teeth healthy.
Call us at (909) 798-5777 today to schedule your visit. We offer free over-the-phone consultations for all new and existing patients.