Best-in-Class Orthodontic Treatment in Santa Barbara, CA
Have you always wanted straighter teeth, but were deterred by clunky metal braces? Orthodontics no longer has to involve traditional braces. At Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones, we can fit you with Invisalign clear aligners. This leading orthodontic treatment provides many of the same benefits as braces without the bulky mouthful of metal. Your best smile is more attainable than you think!
The Purpose of Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a specialized sector of dentistry that aids patients in straightening crooked teeth and correcting jaw abnormalities that may cause pain and discomfort. With the use of advanced orthodontic equipment such as traditional braces, retainers, and Invisalign, your dentist can correct the form and function of your smile. These procedures vary in length and cost depending on your case.
The term refers to abnormal spacing between the upper and lower jaw when closed. The condition is known as an overbite when the upper teeth are further forward. Conversely, an underbite is when the lower teeth are further forward. Orthodontic treatment can remedy these issues and provide relief for the potential side effects that accompany them.
Overcrowded teeth can be an aesthetic concern, but in certain patients, overcrowding can cause abnormal development of their adult teeth. When your teeth compete for space, they can’t grow properly; this can cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, and painful, involuntary teeth clenching. Orthodontic treatments work to correct and straighten your teeth and alleviate the side effects of overcrowding.
Misaligned teeth can get in the way of your ideal smile. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can correct this aesthetic problem by straightening out your smile. In addition to fixing alignment errors, orthodontic procedures can also help reshape and restructure the jaw and face.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits, as it corrects misplaced teeth that can be the root of your pain and discomfort, and can aid your speech, biting, or chewing problems by properly aligning your teeth. It also helps improve your self-image and boosts your self-confidence by providing you with a straight smile that you can be proud to show off.
The Duration of Your Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatments vary depending on the state of your teeth and the severity of your orthodontic issues. Typically, patients can expect to see results from their orthodontic procedures between the 12–18-month mark of the treatment plan. When you visit our team for an orthodontic consultation, we will be able to better assess your needs and estimated duration of treatment.
Our Experienced Invisalign-Certified Dentist
The team at Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones has years of experience with orthodontic treatments and dental solutions. In that time, we’ve worked with numerous satisfied patients. Our dental office also offers a calming atmosphere and friendly staff. We’re always happy to answer your questions and ensure you feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair.
Get Your Best Smile With Expert Orthodontic Care
The road to your best smile is straight ahead with the dental solutions and orthodontic treatments available at Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones, DDS. Our friendly staff is always here to answer questions regarding treatment options for your smile. Contact us today to discuss how we can bring your ideal smile to life.