About Orthodontics

about orthodontics

Orthodontics is more than straight teeth

Orthodontic treatment will improve multiple aspects of your health and well-being including facial balance and harmony as well as speech, mastication (Chewing) and neuromuscular balance in the head and neck area and most importantly, self-confidence and feeling good about your smile. 

Dr. Majd has built a reputation in " diagnosis and treating the face" of her patients, not just the teeth. We are excited to share with you some of our special cases where the patients had been told they need jaw surgery or extraction of the permanent teeth,otherwise no other option to improve their teeth and smile. We were able to achieve satisfactory results and significant improvements in the health and function of these patient  (for some right in time for the wedding!!) with minimally invasive orthodontics using a creative and "outside the box" approach designed by Dr. Majd. 

When having your initial exam, Dr. Majd will discuss your unique orthodontic case and how we can achieve the best results for your teeth and facial appearance. In some cases, extraction of permanent teeth maybe necessary to improve the appearance and harmony of the face and lips,even though the teeth seem straight. For others, extractions are needed but will not work well for the patient's face,therefore we will design a treatment plan to avoid or modify extractions.

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between few months to several years depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

The average orthodontic treatment time is between 24 to 36 months. At Fullerton orthodontics, we have different options available to our patients to shorten treatment time. In addition to utilizing the latest techniques and appliances for the most efficient treatment, we offer Acceledent, Propel, surgically assisted orthodontics(Wilcodontics) as well as Damon and other self ligating brackets to achieve ideal results in shortest time possible.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.

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