Orthodontics in Carson, CA

Dental Misalignment and Your Health

Having straight, white teeth can help you feel confident and proud in your smile. But your teeth are important for many other reasons besides looks. 

A healthy smile is essential for your overall oral health. Crooked teeth can impair digestion, impede speaking, encourage further misalignment, and increase your chances of developing oral diseases such as gum disease and tooth decay.  

Misaligned teeth aren’t just a detriment to your self esteem— they’re a threat to your overall health. Luckily, there are multiple methods for correcting dental misalignment. These procedures are part of a school of dentistry called orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic Treatment Methods

Orthodontic treatment involves correcting misaligned teeth with oral appliances that can restore proper function and structure to the teeth. Common methods of orthodontic treatment include:

  • Braces
  • Retainers
  • Invisalign® Clear Aligners 

Each of these methods come with their own particular strengths, which is why it is imperative to consult a dental professional before deciding which is best for you.  

What are Braces?

Braces are an orthodontic appliance made of metal brackets and wires. They work by gradually guiding your teeth into place. This appliance is professionally attached and worn non-stop until treatment is over. Metal braces are a traditional and trusted way to achieve straighter teeth.

Advantages of Braces 

What are retainers? 

Retainers are orthodontic appliances made of metal and plastic. They’re worn regularly on the top and bottom of your mouth to preserve the results of your treatment. 

Advantages of Retainers

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign® clear aligners are an increasingly popular method of orthodontic treatment. They use SmartTrack® technology to gently guide teeth into place over time. 

Advantages of Invisalign

Looking For A More Comfortable Way To Straighten Your Teeth? Try Invisalign Clear Aligners

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose Dr. Aluning & Carson DentalCare For a Straighter Healthier Smile!

Orthodontic treatment is more effective the sooner it begins. Waiting for treatment can create and exacerbate oral health issues. The time to correct your dental misalignment is now. 

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Aluning at our Carson, CA office by dialing our office at (310) 549-5580 or filling out the contact form below. We look forward to helping you get on track to a straighter, healthier smile. 

Love visiting Dr. Maria Aluning. She been taking care of my family and I’s teeth for years and years, even doing my braces. I love the results and service I always receive! And a bonus…she’s always keeping up with the latest technology! Highly recommend!

Christine P.