Traditional Orthodontics

In many cases, traditional orthodontia is the most efficient, cost-effective method for achieving a straighter, more uniform smile. Dr. Richard Hada offers orthodontics for adults and children, correcting misalignment and spacing issues ranging from minor to severe. After a consultation and examination, Dr. Hada will recommend the best course of treatment to help you or your child achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

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Dental Braces: The Traditional Way to Straighten Your Smile

There are many treatments available today to help patients achieve a straighter smile, but traditional dental braces remain the most versatile option, capable of providing both mild and extensive correction. While Invisalign® offers a discreet alternative, it cannot treat severe misalignment. Dr. Richard K. Hada in Mission Viejo, CA, helps both adolescents and adults alike to achieve healthier, more attractive smiles with traditional braces. Braces consist of tooth-mounted brackets connected by wires that apply tension over a prescribed period of time, guiding the teeth into their proper positions. They require dedication on the part of the patient in order to achieve the best possible results, but Dr. Hada excels at providing thorough instructions and meticulous care every step of the way to ensure his patients experience the maximum benefits of orthodontic treatment.

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Reliable, Predictable Treatment

Traditional braces are an effective solution for helping patients with issues ranging from minor overcrowding to more severe cases of misalignment achieve a straighter smile. They not only give your smile attractive symmetry, but also make it easier to brush and floss effectively. With advances in orthodontia, braces have become more aesthetically pleasing. They are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past.

The Treatment

During your consultation and initial exam, we can evaluate your candidacy for braces. The examination will include x-rays and the creation of plaster models of your teeth. If Dr. Hada determines that braces are right for you, the brackets will be bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Next, an archwire will be used to connect the brackets. This will place constant, even pressure on your teeth, gradually moving them into position. Each month you will attend follow-up visits to receive necessary adjustments and allow us to monitor your progress. The overall treatment time will vary depending on the extent of your treatment. On average, patients can expect to wear their braces from 18 months to two years.

Traditional braces are an effective solution for helping patients with issues ranging from minor overcrowding to more severe cases of misalignment achieve a straighter smile.

Health Benefits

In addition to improving self-confidence and providing a beautiful, symmetrical smile, there are also many great health benefits associated with properly aligned teeth:

  • More effective brushing and flossing: The risk of cavities and periodontal disease are reduced due to the ability to brush, clean, and floss more easily and effectively.
  • Increased Comfort: Straighter teeth make it possible for patients to bite, chew, and speak more effectively and comfortably.
  • TMJ Prevention: An imbalanced bite can result in excessive strain on the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), which connect the jaw to the skull and control jaw movement. Prolonged strain can result in TMJ disorder, which involves a host of painful symptoms including headaches and facial pain.
  • Cost savings: Correcting misaligned teeth through orthodontic treatment can be less costly than the restorative dental care that could become necessary as a result of periodontal disease and an imbalanced bite.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you feel self-conscious about misaligned teeth, or if you want to make certain your child experiences the benefits of a straight, healthy smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hada. He can conduct an in-depth analysis to determine if braces are the right option for you.