The Best Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in Yorba Linda, CA
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry designed for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of misaligned teeth. Malocclusion (misaligned teeth) is not only a treatable condition, but it is often preventable. At Brio Orthodontics, we offer customized orthodontic services for all ages, including adults, teens, and children.
Dr. John Kim believes that early orthodontic treatment is one of the most beneficial therapies for qualifying children. The main goal of this treatment is to eliminate the cause of the problem at an early age, be it a bite issue or an overcrowding problem. This treatment guides the growth of the jaw and facial bones, correcting the problem early on before it impacts their future smile.
During the first orthodontic consultation for you or your child, we will discuss all qualifying options and provide estimates for cost and duration of treatment. Our team at Brio Orthodontics is looking forward to your call, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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Giving You the Best Smile
Our experienced Yorba Linda dental team is passionate about creating confident smiles, whether you are here to correct a bite issue or any other alignment issue, at Brio Orthodontics, we listen to your needs and make your options an easy choice.
Because no two smiles are alike, we understand that your needs are unique. Dr. John will take extensive x-rays of your mouth before discussing options. It is our goal to give you the best treatment plan to deliver the most functional and aesthetic results possible. Together, we will explore the pros and cons of qualified treatment plans so you can make an informed decision about your orthodontic needs.
How to Tell if You or Your Child Need Orthodontics?
Orthodontic dentistry is a treatment that deals with the beauty of your smile as well as the health of your teeth and jaws. You might think that a smile’s appearance would determine the need for orthodontic care. This is partially true, except that there are many other underlying or hidden reasons that an orthodontist can discover during an evaluation.
9 functional reasons why adults and children need braces
- Difficulty in chewing food or biting in general
- Mouth breathing
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
- Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
- Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
- Thumb or finger sucking
- Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude, or are recessed
We Provide Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. John’s goal is to eliminate the need for extensive orthodontic services by preventing future malocclusion with early detection and treatment. Parents consider our Yorba Linda orthodontic practice as the first stop on their path to successful brace treatment.
Our expertise allows us to predict needs and spot minor problems at the outset so that early treatment can be applied. With our guidance and education, children benefit from limited treatment in the future and the prevention of damaging habits that affect teeth alignment, including prolonged thumb sucking, bottle use, and pacifier use.
Your Place for Emergency Orthodontic Care
If you or your child are involved in an accident resulting in an orthodontic emergency, you do not need to panic or suffer from pain or trauma. Get in touch with us right away, and we will be available to help relieve your pain.
Preventive orthodontic care like sports guards, can help minimize accidents while your child plays, but other urgent brace needs may occur such as:
Lost Invisalign Aligners – If you lose an aligner, it is important to see us so we can determine if you are ready for the next one in the series, or if we need to order you a new one. It is a good practice to keep all your previous sets of Invisalign aligners in case one goes missing. You can wear the previous aligner until we resolve the problem.
Loose & Poking Wires – As the teeth move into place, the metal wiring joining them together may become loose. If a loose wire is poking you, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a repair. We can quickly trim the wire. In the meantime, cover the area with orthodontic wax until your appointment.
Loose Brackets and Bands – Trying to reconnect bands or loose headgear on your own can cause incorrect attachment or breakage. If something comes loose, leave the band or bracket in place and cover the area with orthodontic wax to prevent discomfort and hold it in place. Call us as soon as you can and schedule a visit so we can correctly repair your band or bracket.
Headgear – Discomfort from headgear can be caused by not wearing it as instructed or if the face bow gets bent out of alignment. If the wire becomes tweaked, call us, and we can get you into our office for a quick adjustment. Additionally, wearing your headgear for the prescribed hours is very important because it will become more comfortable the longer it is worn. If your headgear continues to cause pain or discomfort after wearing it for several days, contact us for a more in-depth evaluation.
Lost Retainers – If you’ve lost a retainer, it is important to contact us right away so we can take new impressions and order your replacement retainer. For young teens, it may be smart to order an additional set of retainers ahead of time or look into getting a fixed retainer that is not removable.
Call us immediately if you have any dental emergencies or concerns. Dr. John and the team at Brio Orthodontics will do their best to resolve your emergency as soon as possible and keep your treatment plan on track.
Could Misaligned Teeth Cause Other Health Issues?
Misaligned teeth create areas that are difficult to reach with your toothbrush, so tooth decay and gum disease are much more likely to develop. Malocclusions also present problems regarding biting and chewing food, which can negatively affect digestion.
Braces, retainers, clear alignment trays, and other treatments that move teeth can all be used to correct misalignment and restore oral health. Our orthodontic services include:
- Traditional Braces
- Clear Braces & Invisalign®
- Fun Colored Braces for Kids
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Dentofacial Orthopedics
How Long Does It Take to Straighten My Teeth?
Orthodontics are not a one size fits all treatment. The length of treatment can be a few months to several years, depending on age, treatment method, and how severe your misalignment is.
What an Orthodontic Treatment Plan Involves?
Based on your condition, Dr. John will give you orthodontic appliance options suitable for you. These appliances are made of ceramic, plastic, or metal, and are removable or fixed. They apply pressure to move teeth and modify jaw position with precision.
An important part of the process is patient education; our dentists make sure to explain the benefits of orthodontics for varying age groups and discuss at-home care instructions for the term of their treatment.
Early Orthodontics for Children
Early treatment achieves great results and leads to prevention. If you suspect your child’s teeth are not well aligned, get in touch with us for a consultation. If needed, treatment is often necessary to ensure your child grows up with a healthy smile and jaw position. Our pediatric orthodontic treatments are vital to the health and wellness of your children.
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
It’s never too early or too late to think about what orthodontists can do for your health and appearance! While early treatment is beneficial, there are plenty of reasons to choose braces as an adult. If your teeth are noticeably crooked, they might make you feel less self-confident in personal and professional settings. At Brio Orthodontics, we provide the treatments you need to realign your smile and regain your self-esteem.
We offer discreet cosmetic options for adults to choose from to make their treatment as unnoticeable as possible. With Dr. John’s help, you can have a confident and beautiful new smile that allows you to look your best.
Orthodontic Treatment for Teens
While some patients don’t relish the thought of braces in their teens, we find it much easier to complete orthodontic treatment during these years than during adulthood. Since the teenage years are the stage when most patients are recommended braces to treat dental crowding and gaps between teeth, and so for many teens, this is a rite of passage and an experience they share with many of their peers.
Check Options Available for Teens & Adults to Get Straighter Teeth
Traditional Braces to Correct Severe Misalignment – traditional metal braces offer the most benefit and are usually recommended for patients with severe misalignment. This treatment involves attaching metal brackets to each tooth’s surface to guide teeth into proper uniformity. This option is fixed and offers better control over the alignment process, which encourages some of our patients with milder malocclusion to prefer this option over the clear aligner options, as they don’t have to worry about misplacing the removable trays.
Discrete Clear Aligners - We also provide invisible orthodontic choices, that are made of clear plastic and can be taken off and put back on, allowing you to eat or brush your teeth freely. Invisalign® clear aligners are very convenient to use since they do not interfere with your lifestyle and do not require you to make any changes to how often you travel or what you like to eat. When worn for 22 hours a day, Invisalign wearers can expect results in about 12 to 18 months.
The Damon® Braces System – This system uses a unique and advanced technology to get results faster than traditional braces. It is also more comfortable since it uses lighter wires and shape-memory, so you don’t need to have it tightened. It also uses computer imaging to project what your facial structure will look like over time, giving you a clear picture of how your smile will look like at the end of your treatment.
The In-Ovation® L MTM System – If all that you need is aligning the main twelve teeth seen during a typical smile, this treatment takes weeks as opposed to years taken by other offered methods. This system uses self-ligating lingual braces. The appliances are attached to the inside of the teeth on the tongue side and are very effective for patients who require less than 6mm of tooth movement. The tiny clips attached to the small brackets are self-ligating, so no adjustments are needed. The system adjusts itself according to the movements planned out by our team of expert dentists.
Recommendation to Avoid Loss Or Damage To Your Braces
It is highly recommended to brush and floss more often than you used to, but be sure to put your clear aligners or retainers in a safe place during this time. We provide you with a case specifically designed for your appliance, so do not store them in a napkin or tissue that is very likely to get tossed in the trash if left unattended.
Avoid eating hard or sticky foods, like hard candies, gummies, or foods that require using your front teeth to bite, such as apples. These dietary choices are likely to cause damage and wear to the appliances.
It’s also possible to damage your braces during exercise. Request a mouthguard to keep your smile in check.
A Full Suite of Alignment Options
In addition to providing you with the best aesthetic options and giving you the brightest smile. We aim at reducing the risk of jaw pain, decay, or chipped teeth. We recognize that every patient’s needs are different, which is why we offer plenty of options for correcting your smile or your child’s smile.
Dr. John and his team have the extensive training and expertise needed to address all your issues and provide you with confidence in the treatment and preventive care you need for the whole family. If you live in Yorba Linda or any of the surrounding areas, visit us for friendly, personalized orthodontic services.
CALL US: (714) 777-1890 REQUEST APPOINTMENT