It is a common misconception that only children and teens need to straighten their smiles, and at Rosedale Dental Studio, even adults of all ages have benefitted from orthodontic treatments in Bakersfield, California, with our team. If you would like to learn more, call 661-501-4746 today, and we can schedule your visit with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen.
What Are Orthodontic Treatments?
Orthodontic treatments are used to correct major and minor dental alignment problems. For thousands of years, people have tried various ways to straighten their smiles, and over the years, traditional metal braces emerged as the primary treatment. However, as technology has improved, dentistry has seen the advent of such things as clear braces and even clear aligners, such as Invisalign® treatment. Our dentist can tell you if Invisalign is the right treatment for your smile, or we may refer you to an orthodontist.
What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments?
These treatments can address problems such as misaligned or crowded teeth and teeth that have gaps or spacing issues. Orthodontics can improve things like underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites. These treatments can also be beneficial in improving the alignment of your jaws. You can enjoy better dental health and an increased ability to eat and speak as you should. And of course, orthodontic treatments can greatly improve the appearance of your smile.
How Long Will the Treatment Take?
With traditional braces, the average length of time to straighten your smile is between one year to 18 months, depending on your needs. There are some treatments that can cut that treatment time in half, and Invisalign treatments take an average of six months, but you might start seeing results within the first few weeks. Our dentist and team can identify any alignment issues and help you decide if Invisalign or another treatment would be right for you.