Orthodontic solutions available at Azusa area practice
At Gentle Care Dentistry in San Gabriel Valley, many Azusa area patients visit the practice of Dr. Brianne Luu because of the various treatment options available to them. Many dental solutions can be done right in her dental office without having to refer patients out to specialists.
This including orthodontic solutions that are completed from start to finish right in our practice without the assistance of a conventional orthodontist.
Orthodontic solutions available at our practice include traditional metal bracket and wire braces as well as clear aligner therapy.
Sometimes, more moderate to severe cases may do best with traditional orthodontics. These metal brackets and wires are used to reposition the teeth into their proper locations. There may be preparations done before treatment including the extraction of teeth if overcrowding is an issue or the use of a palette expander. Depending on the severity of the dental issues, orthodontics can take anywhere from a few months to a year or two for full completion.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Another method of treating malocclusion without covering the smile with metal brackets and wires is with our clear aligner therapy. Clear aligner therapy works by using clear trays that are fabricated to fit over the dental arch and gently reposition the teeth. A series of trays is made from the start using digital impressions, and patients must wear these trays for two weeks at a time to see reliable results. Many patients love the fact that treatment is discreet and will find that the time needed for repairing the smile is comparable to more traditional alternatives.
Dr. Brianne Luu and the team of Gentle Care Dentistry of San Gabriel Valley work closely with patients to help them determine which treatment option is right for them. Mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth may benefit from clear aligner therapy while more severe or complicated cases of malocclusion might be better suited for traditional orthodontia. During an initial consultation appointment, Dr. Brianne Luu can assess the situation and provide reliable feedback regarding what may be most appropriate for one’s smile.