Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics
Serving the Inland Empire including Hesperia, San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Orthodontics offers a variety of treatments in helping people with improperly positioned and misaligned teeth. The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics in Southern California's Inland Empire and high/low desert regions specializes in providing people of all ages with expert orthodontic care and preventive care. With offices in San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Hesperia, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, call or go online today to learn more and book an appointment. For information on orthodontics, contact our office at (909) 888-6630.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics manages the position and appearance of both your jaw and teeth. More specifically, orthodontists are expert bite problem-solvers.
Typically, orthodontists use braces, clear aligners, and removable appliances to solve bite and alignment-related issues. But their solutions might also include palatal expanders and headgears, depending on the severity of your condition.
The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics is board-certified and has expert knowledge in tracking healthy jaw development and facial growth.
What do orthodontists do?
Team members at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics assess the state of your teeth and determine which treatment is right for you. To do so they complete:
- A full medical and dental history overview
- A thorough dental exam
- X-rays of teeth and jaw
- Plaster models of your teeth
When should you see an orthodontist?
You should consider scheduling an appointment at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics if you have concerns about crooked and crowded teeth, and bite or alignment problems. AAO recommends a consultation at age 7.
What are the benefits of orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatments offer numerous benefits. The main advantage is the prevention of tooth decay and gingivitis. An orthodontist's goal is to:
- Close gaps
- Align teeth
- Improve oral function
- Improve the long-term health of gums and teeth
- Prevent excessive wear
- Treat improper bites (malocclusions)
What are malocclusions?
Malocclusions are the most common reason for orthodontic treatments. The word literally means “bad alignment,” and the condition often occurs when your jaw and teeth have not developed properly.
Malocclusions might occur because of:
- Injuries to the teeth
- Injuries to facial bones
- Inherited facial patterns
Thumb-sucking leads to one of the most common malocclusions: overbites and localized deformation of the teeth. Orthodontists at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics work hard to stop thumb-sucking habits as soon as possible.
Severe malocclusions may affect eating, speech, and maintaining clean teeth.
Orthodontics is a sure way to correct misalignments and dental health complications. With over 50 years of experience, the team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics helps you craft a perfectly suited orthodontic treatment for you and your child. Call or go online today to set up an initial consultation.