Orthodontics Services at Ortega Dental Care

Orthodontics is devoted to building beautiful smiles by bringing teeth, lips, and jaws into proper alignment. Straight teeth function better, are easier to clean, and are more likely to last your lifetime. Properly aligned jaws may reduce the risk of jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ).

Overly crowded teeth: This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, an increase in chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth. Interceptive orthodontics at early puberty can preventing crowding and skeletal discrepency.

There are orthodontic solutions for every lifestyle and budget. Fees for orthodontic care vary with the complexity of the treatment.

The AAO estimates that up to 75 percent of people could benefit from orthodontic care. Nearly 5 million people in the United States and Canada are presently in orthodontic treatment, according to the AAO. One in five is over age 18. Some are as young as 2 or 3, and some are in their 50s, 60s, and older. Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age.

Why should I consider Orthodontics?
You already know that braces straighten teeth. But what you may not know is that a beautiful smile is just one of the benefits orthodontics has to offer. Bringing teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment, not only produces a great smile, but a healthy one as well. Straight teeth function better and are easier to clean. And last, but not least, is the increased confidence and self-esteem that a healthy smile provides. This psychological benefit can be a significant factor in the decision to undergo treatment and is often listed as a patient’s #1 treatment goal. A beautiful smile is a pleasure to own and a pleasure to see.
How are Orthodontists different than Dentists?
Orthodontists are dentists who have completed, on average, three years of additional specialized training in how to diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. Advanced and ongoing training enables Orthodontists to provide their patients with the highest standard of treatment, leading to the best results.
Do I need dentist referral?
No referral is necessary to initiate a consultation or treatment with an Orthodontist.
How much does treatment cost?
It’s important to balance the lifetime benefit of a beautiful, healthy smile when considering the cost of treatment. As you would expect, the cost of treatment is totally dependant upon the type of treatment, the length of treatment, and the severity of the problem being treated. Your orthodontic specialist will be happy to discuss fees with you.
Is it covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans now include Orthodontic treatment. You should check with your provider to see if you have coverage. Ortega Dental Care provides 2 years zero interest financing.