Orthodontics

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Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics

Serving the Inland Empire and Hi/Low Desert Regions of CA, Trusted since 1971

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 hi/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, Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside, 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.

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 wide gaps
  • Align the tips of teeth
  • Straighten crooked 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
  • Thumb sucking


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 avoid misalignments and dental health complications. With over 30 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.