Orthodontia is the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mispositioned teeth and jaws. Some think that orthodontics only corrects crooked teeth. That mindset is incorrect, orthodontia fixes misaligned jawbones which without correction can lead to problems later in life. These problemscan consist of wear on your teeth to the root, gum disease, and in severe cases tooth loss.
That’s where we come in! At Aloha Dental we provide custom, affordable orthodontic services for all ages. Our brackets and wires are custom made to move teeth quickly and efficiently from severe cases of jaw misalignment to simply fixing your crooked teeth.
We offer three different approaches to attain your perfect smile! Metal brackets, ceramic brackets (white/tooth colored) or Invisalign. We offer metal brackets and ceramic brackets, both are custom made parts sourced from Progressive Orthodontics. This allows the patient to have a fully customizable orthodontic service. The patient comes in frequently, approximately every 3 to 6 weeks for changing out the wires as the teeth move. By coming in frequently this allows us to see how fast your teeth are moving and make proper adjustments with other techniques to ensure we continue achieving the desired results. This generally tales around 6 to 24 months depending on the severity of the case.
Invisalign are clear retainers that do not involve brackets or wires. A set of multiple retainers aregiven to the patient, wearing each set for approximately a month at a time. After all sets are completed the patient comes back into the office to receive their final retainer or the next set of retainers to continue the revision process. The overall Invisalign process generally takes around6 to 18 months depending on the severity of the case. We also offer 6-month orthodontic options. As your general dentist and orthodontist, Aloha Dental can watch kids as they grow, thus eliminating over treatment and multiple rounds of orthodontics.
What's an orthodontist?All orthodontists are dentists, but only about 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists. An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
At what age can people have orthodontic treatment?Children and adults can both benefit from orthodontics, because healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age.
Why is orthodontic treatment important?Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but also eventual gum disease and tooth loss.
How long will orthodontic treatment take?In general, active treatment time with orthodontic appliances (braces) ranges from one to three years.