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Orthodontics is a branch of specialty dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Not only are crooked teeth aesthetically displeasing, but they can also cause other oral health issues that are cause for concern.  If teeth do not fit together properly they not only increase the patient’s chances of plaque build-up but also become harder to brush and floss.  This causes a great risk for tooth decay and bone loss. Along with oral health benefits, Orthodontics may fall under cosmetic dentistry if the patient is looking to improve his or her smile by straightening teeth or correcting alignment.

Orthodontics was called orthodontia in the past.  The word originally came from the Greek word, “orthos,” which translates to, “straight, perfect or proper”, combined with the Greek word, “dontos,” translating to “teeth”.

Here is a list of common issues that are fixed with Orthodontics:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Alignment of teeth
  • Straightening crooked teeth
  • Speech or eating issues
  • An improper bite

Orthodontics can also improve the health of your gums and teeth while preventing long-term damage.

Generally, when a child is between the ages of 12 and 13 years old, they can be considered for orthodontic treatment. The reason being that it is necessary to make sure all adult teeth have fully developed.  Good oral hygiene plays a huge role in deciding when treatment can start because it is essential before any orthodontic work can begin. When Orthodontic devices are implemented in the mouth, food can easily get stuck.  A patient with devices needs to spend time brushing and flossing to prevent plaque build-up and tooth decay.

Headgear, plates, braces, etc. are all orthodontic devices that come with responsibility, but if the patient follows instructions given to them by an Orthodontist their smile will improve without any issues. Contact one of our offices for more information in Corona, California, Azusa, California, Santa Ana, California, Pico Rivera, California, or Ontario, California.

Convenient Dentist Offices in Southern California

Doctor Sam Shahovesi and the team at City Dental Centers are here to provide our patients with the best dental services and dental surgeries for children and adults of all ages. From toddlers to seniors, City Dental Centers offers six convenient dentist offices in Southern California. We even have a dedicated children’s dentist office, City Dental Kids & Braces, to cater to the special physical and emotional needs of children.

Whether you need checkups, x-rays, braces, bonding, teeth whitening, sealants, oral cancer screenings, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, or tooth extraction, City Dental Centers is here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.

Contact The Nearest Dentist to You

Ready to experience the best dentists in Los Angeles? Choose one of the convenient dental offices we have surrounding LA. We have dental practices in AzusaCoronaLake ForestMontclairPico Rivera, and West Covina. You can call our main line at (888) 624-8933 or reach out to an office directly with the information below. We’re so happy you’ve chosen City Dental Centers. We can’t wait to help you along your dental journey and brighten your beautiful smile!

Dentist in Azusa, CA

Location: 483 S. Citrus Ave. Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 966-3400

Dentist in Corona, CA

Location: 161 McKinley St. STE 102, Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (951) 737-3746

Dentist in Lake Forest, CA

Location: 24602 Raymond Way #210, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 461-5800

Dentist in Montclair, CA

Location: 5182 Moreno St, Montclair, CA 91763
Phone: (909) 295-3477

Dentist in Pico Rivera, CA

Location: 9400 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: (562) 949-2526

Dentist in West Covina, CA

Location: 154 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 962-1722