Do you have crooked teeth? Are you looking for a straighter and more balanced smile?
Dr. Karim Naguib offers orthodontic solutions to children, teens, and adults in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA. The dentists of Premier Dental Care aim to provide comfortable care in a warm and friendly environment. Learn more about why crooked teeth may need treatment as well as the orthodontic treatment options offered in our Palmdale and Lancaster offices.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Common dental concerns that can be caused by crooked teeth may include:
- Gum disease
- Chipped teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Bite problems
- Tooth decay
If you have noticed any of these conditions arise and you have crooked teeth, you may need orthodontic treatment. Call our dentists in Lancaster at (661) 948-6700 or our dentists in Palmdale at (661) 273-6565. We will help you find an orthodontic solution that works for you.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Dr. Naguib offers these orthodontic treatment options to patients in Palmdale and Lancaster:
This traditional orthodontic treatment gradually straightens teeth with metal wires and brackets. The brackets are glued to tooth enamel and metal wires are threaded through the brackets to mold and shape teeth over time.
An alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment utilizes clear aligners that shift teeth every few weeks. The aligners can be removed for eating and brushing teeth and tend to be more comfortable than metal braces because they don’t irritate gums. Invisalign has a shorter treatment time than traditional options and can provide straighter teeth to patients in six to eighteen months.
Once treatment with metal braces or Invisalign is complete, Dr. Naguib will provide you with a retainer. Retainers are used to keep your teeth in place and maintain their straight appearance. They can be worn at night to prevent teeth from shifting out of place.
Night guards are an oral appliance worn at night to keep This solution is used to treat bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding. Patients often subconsciously grind their teeth at night or in stressful situations. Night guards prevent further wear and tear to teeth.
Do you or your child play contact sports? Protect your teeth with custom-fit mouthguards. Custom mouthguards are designed to your exact dimensions for maximum protection. They have been shown to actually improve performance, reduce jaw stress and tension. You won’t have to worry that their mouthguard is going to fall out.
What are the three stages of braces?
Braces treatment typically is performed in three stages. The first stage is the Planning stage. The second stage is the Active stage, and the third stage is the retention stage.
How do orthodontists remove braces brackets?
Braces brackets are glued to your teeth using cement. In order to remove them dentists use a special tool to loosen the brackets and remove cement. Brackets and wires typically pop off together in one piece.
How long should orthodontic retainers be worn?
Orthodontic retainers should be worn all day every day for the time period their dentists recommend. In most cases it will be recommended that patients wear their retainers at night as well.
Request an Appointment Today
Receive a more balanced smile today. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.