Comprehensive Orthodontics in Vallejo
A straighter smile can do wonders for your long-term oral health and overall self-confidence. At Glen Cove Dental, we believe your smile is too important to be affected by crooked teeth or bite alignment issues. For this reason and many others, Dr. Larry and Dr. Jacquie Lim proudly provide comprehensive orthodontic solutions for all ages in Glen Cove, Benicia, and Vallejo.
Whether you are looking to improve your oral health, correct crooked or crowded teeth, or desire a more appealing smile, we can help! Our solutions are designed to straighten your smile effectively for better long-term oral health and general happiness. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team to get started today!
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Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages
Orthodontics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of alignment issues involving the teeth and jaws. Common concerns our solutions address include underbites, overbites, dental gaps, impacted teeth, and more. Dr. Larry Lim and Dr. Jacquie Lim also perform extractions to prepare your smile for orthodontic treatment.
We proudly provide the following solutions for orthodontic care:
Why Is Orthodontic Care Important?
Not only can straighter teeth contribute towards a more appealing smile, but they also promote better speaking, chewing, digestion, and overall quality of life. By correcting dental and jaw misalignment, orthodontics can also improve facial structures affected by a bad bite or crooked teeth.
Teeth that are evenly spaced make daily brushing and flossing more effective. Dental plaque and food debris like to hide in the spaces between teeth. When your smile is aligned, removing these sources of tooth decay and gum disease is much easier. Teeth that meet properly also mean there are fewer chances for uneven wear or problems with TMD.
When is the Best Time for Orthodontic Treatment?
The best time to begin orthodontic evaluation is between the ages of seven and eight. If orthodontic care is not necessary during childhood, we will continue to monitor tooth development through their teen years. We provide treatments tailored to teens, adults, and seniors alike.
Modern orthodontics provides versatile solutions to meet many unique needs, regardless of age or complexity. Our team is here to help you achieve a healthier, straighter smile.
Getting Started with Phase I & II Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six months to several years to complete. Plans vary from person to person. Your treatment time depends on your orthodontic situation and the level of intervention needed.
Phase I orthodontics involves examining your teeth and jaws and diagnosing the complexity of your needs. Our dentists work with you to create a personalized and long-term plan based on your dental health and treatment goals. We take great care to accurately diagnose your situation so we can align your smile effectively.
Phase II orthodontics includes custom appliances to straighten your smile comfortably and successfully. Treatments can consist of palate expanders, spacers, traditional braces, clear aligners, and more. Whatever your chosen orthodontic solution, we monitor your treatment and adjust your device as needed to ensure you are progressing through treatment.
How Do Metal Braces Work?
Traditional braces are perhaps the most widely recognized orthodontic treatment available. They consist of metal brackets, an arch-wire, and rubber bands to help align your teeth and jaws. Dr. Larry and Dr. Jacquie Lim can correct mild to complex cases of crooked teeth and bite issues with metal braces.
The metal brackets are placed on the surfaces of teeth with dental cement and connected with an-arch wire. They typically require regular tightening by our dentists to gradually move teeth and jaws into ideal positioning. Modern metal braces are sleeker and more comfortable than ever, thanks to advances in dental technology.
What are Ceramic Braces Exactly?
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional options, as they also consist of brackets and wires. However, their components use clear or tooth-colored materials to blend into the smile seamlessly. Modern ceramic braces often include clear wires, making them less noticeable. Ceramic braces are strong and durable and can treat minor to more complex orthodontic issues.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system consisting of a series of clear, smooth plastic trays. Each aligner fits comfortably and discreetly while you undergo treatment. We use digital imaging and impressions to ensure your aligners will be a perfect fit. We send your images to a trusted Invisalign lab, where they craft your trays with precision and skill.
To ensure efficient treatment times and successful results, you must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. This also helps reduce the chances of orthodontic relapse. Because of Invisalign’s removable design, it won’t interfere with your diet, lifestyle, or daily oral hygiene routine. Your trays are replaced about every two weeks as you graduate through treatment.
Achieve a Healthier & Straighter Smile Today!
No matter your orthodontic needs, you can count on the orthodontic treatments provided by Glen Cove Dental. Drs. Larry and Jacquie Lim, and their team want to help you achieve a lifetime of beautiful teeth and excellent oral health. Contact us to get started today!
CALL US: (707) 645-8400 REQUEST APPOINTMENT