The Best Orthodontics in Laguna Hills

Crooked, rotated and tipped teeth are not much fun. In addition, misaligned teeth and bad bites can actually cause problems your other teeth. That is where orthodontics come in.

According to Saddleback Dentistry orthodontics helps people who have rotated, tipped and crooked teeth. Furthermore, orthodontics also assists people who have spaces between teeth.

What is Orthodontics?

As specialists in the field, Saddleback Dentistry diagnoses, treats and helps prevent teeth that are crooked or tipped and bites that are misaligned.

Above all, orthodontics in Laguna Hills also addresses abnormal tooth alignment issues or facial growth modification.

There are a few ways you can fix alignment and bite issues. These include:

  • Conventional Wires and Brackets
  • Clear Plastic Aligners
  • Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Retainers after Treatment
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

Conventional Wires and Brackets

Wires and brackets are best for people who have more severe problems. For instance, people who have seriously tipped or crooked teeth fare better with old school braces. In addition, those with large spaces are best for this type of appliance as well.

If Dr. Dean Garcia or Dr. Ryan Conkle determine you are a good fit for conventional wires and brackets you can expect to wear them for 12 to 18 months with some patients seeing results in 24 months.

Wires and brackets work great but you must practice oral hygiene and be aware of what you eat. Brackets and wires aren’t foolproof either and can break.

Moreover, you’ll need to see your dentist in Laguna Hills every two weeks if you wear conventional braces.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Removable braces are everywhere. All you have to do is scroll through your social media pages and you’ll find dozens of seemingly great deals on clear removable braces. With that being said it is important that you avoid them at all costs.

If you follow this blog, you will remember how many problems come with DIY dentistry. Whitening your teeth on your own is one thing. Straightening your teeth by yourself is entirely different. If you want clear braces contact your Laguna Hills dentist about Invisalign®

Oral Appliance Therapy

People with jaw alignment problems, including issues with the temporomandibular joint, see great results with orthodontics and oral appliance therapy.

Used for oral appliance therapy in Laguna Hills custom made mouthguards and oral splints give great results.

Retainers after Treatment

Depending on your situation you may need to wear retainers following your orthodontics treatment. Dr. Ryan Conkle Retainers are used in both permanent and removable braces and custom made for your needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry

For some patients cosmetic dentistry is the answer for crooked and tipped teeth. Believe it or not porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding and crowns can help straighten and align your smile.

If you have a crooked smile and are considering orthodontics, call or send a text and schedule an appointment with Saddleback Dentistry today.




Cosmetic Dentistry not Online Dentistry

One of the best ways to boost the winter doldrums is with a smile makeover. Regardless of the condition of your teeth you can have a new grin. Best of all you could have it just in time for spring or summer. With restorative or cosmetic dentistry everything is possible.

Even people who need dental implants will be able to sport a new smile.  Thanks to Saddleback Dentistry in Laguna Hills every smile is a happy smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Laguna Hills

Ryan Conkle D.D.S. and Dean Garcia D.D.S. have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Both also understand the importance of putting teeth and gums in the hands of a professional.

In 2022 you can buy nearly anything online, even products that should only be handled by a dentist. For example, all of the sudden you can straighten your teeth just by ordering some clear aligners.

Removable Non Prescription Braces Shouldn’t Exist

Removable braces used to only be available from a dentist, but not anymore. Sadly anyone can send in a picture and a mold of their teeth and start straightening their teeth just like the professionals, unfortunately, it is never just like the professionals.

Dr. Conkle and Dr. Garcia explain that you can do some real damage, which can be permanent, when you try to straighten your teeth without a dentist monitoring your progress.

Your cosmetic dentist in Laguna Hills cannot stress the importance of working with a professional when it comes to orthodontics and even tooth whitening.

A Mouthful of Chalk

Advertised as Professional Grade,” online tooth whitening systems can actually harm the enamel on your teeth. These days you can even purchase the light, gel syringes and, “Custom-made,” bleaching trays that are like boil and bite mouth guards.

For this reason it is imperative that you lighten your teeth in the hands of a professional such as Saddleback Dentistry. Never try to whiten your teeth yourself. Firstly you’ll risk enamel damage. Secondly, you could cause permanent damage to your gums.

Because your gums are sensitive an overflow of whitening bleach from the trays can burn your gums making them almost white. Custom made trays are the only way to go to avoid a mouthful of chalky looking teeth and white gums.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Laguna Hills

From professional tooth whitening to a complete smile makeover you are in the best hands when you become a patient of Saddleback Dentistry.

Try out the virtual smile consultation and get some cosmetic dentistry recommendations before you sit in the chair. This will give you and your cosmetic dentist in Laguna Hills the Opportunity to discover what path to take when it comes to your new smile.

For a consultation or to learn more call or send a direct message and talk to Saddleback Dentistry today.