Dr. Jared Lee and the team at Oxnard Orthodontics, are the people to see if you are looking for an Orthodontist in Oxnard CA. Dr. Lee undergone special training to treat facial and dental anomalies like malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth). Something that many people don’t know is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Orthodontists are qualified dentists who undergo extra years of university-based study and then gain extensive experience in an orthodontics residency program.
What kind of problems does an orthodontist treat?
Orthodontists help to correct patients’ dental malocclusions, including underbites and overbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, overcrowded teeth, and the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Other problems with the function of the jaw should also be treated by an orthodontist. Treatment plans The Oxnard Orthodontics team in Oxnard CA employs many approaches in the treatment of dental malocclusions; the most popular being braces.
The four most common types of braces used are:
1. Traditional metal braces are the most common form of treatment by orthodontists. These braces are comprised of metal brackets that are affixed to the front of the teeth. They are then banded together with a thermosensitive wire which slowly pulls them into their intended position over a prescribed period of time.
2. Ceramic braces are just like metal braces, but are clear or tooth-colored so that they appear to blend in with the patient’s teeth.
3. Lingual braces are metal braces that are adhered to the back of the teeth. This makes them completely hidden from view, but they are much more expensive (due to the difficult adhesion procedure).
4. Invisalign: This system use sets of completely clear plastic trays, which a patient can remove to eat, brush, and floss. They are almost invisible, and they are a popular treatment method for image-conscious teens and adults.