General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Montebello, CA located in Montebello, CA

Orthodontics services offered in Montebello, CA

Few things are more appealing than a straight, happy smile. Orthodontics treatment options are more advanced than ever before, and David Moghimi, DDS, and the team at Dr. David’s Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Montebello, California, offer one-on-one consultations to help you explore the possibilities. Reach out to the office online or by phone today to get started.  

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an area of dental specialty focused on correcting problems with teeth alignment. Advancements in imaging and treatment-planning technology enable outstanding orthodontics treatments that are highly personalized.

Traditional metal braces use small metal brackets affixed directly to your teeth to hold a metal treatment wire in place. That wire creates the gentle force needed to shift teeth into optimal positioning.

Metal braces are very versatile, and your practitioner can add hooks, elastics, bands, and other devices to alter the pressure that slowly aligns teeth.


Can Invisalign® treat most orthodontic needs?

Invisalign is a tray-based teeth alignment system that relies on a series of clear plastic trays to create the pressure necessary to move teeth into enhanced positioning. A great alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign can treat many of the same alignment problems. 

Examples of treatable cases include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Mix of permanent teeth and baby teeth
  • General misalignment
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowding

Once you complete the active phase of treatment, custom-fitted retainers help prevent teeth from shifting out of position over time. 


How do I know which orthodontics treatment is right for me?

Having options is a great thing, but it can also complicate the decision-making process. When you rely on the team at Dr. David’s Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, you have the guidance and support necessary to help you make a decision aligned with your unique needs. 

In some cases, certain orthodontic needs are best met by traditional metal braces. Braces can create unique types of force that tray-based systems simply cannot match. 

For teens and adults who don’t always maintain the highest standards of dental hygiene, Invisalign might be the best option. You simply remove your aligner trays while eating, drinking, and performing your dental hygiene routines.

That means no need to brush and floss around metal brackets and wires. On the other hand, Invisalign only works if you wear your aligners as prescribed, so if compliance tends to be an issue, metal braces might be a better option.

When you’re ready to learn more, book an orthodontics consultation online or over the phone at your earliest convenience.