Invisalign and Orthodontics in Lynwood, CA
Whether you’re an adult who wants to fix your crooked teeth or you have a child who is ready for braces, the professional team at PhD Dental can help. With three orthodontists and four locations in LA, we can address the needs of patients of any age who want a straighter smile.
Our experienced dental care team offers several orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign clear braces for adults. If your child needs braces, we can assure you that our caring dental team will provide them with a comfortable, enjoyable experience.
Call to Schedule an Orthodontic Exam
If you think you or your child needs braces, please call PhD Dental to arrange a consultation. We offer expert orthodontic treatment in LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, and Pico Rivera, and we would love to help you enjoy a straighter smile.
- What types of orthodontic treatment do you offer?
- What are the benefits of having straight teeth?
- How can I get straighter teeth without metal braces?
- How do Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth?
- At what age should my child see the orthodontist?
- What if you find that my child needs braces?
- When would you recommend traditional braces?
What types of orthodontic treatment do you offer?
With three specialists on our team, we can handle the orthodontic needs of patients of all ages. Whether your child is ready for braces or you’re an adult who just wants a straighter, more attractive smile, we have the solution you need
For children, we offer traditional metal braces that attach to their teeth with brackets and wires. If you’re an adult who needs treatment but doesn’t want to commit to traditional braces, we also offer Invisalign clear aligners. We offer Invisalign Teen for young adults who qualify.
Braces for Children
Our comprehensive orthodontic care for kids starts with an evaluation around age seven. Even if we find that your child doesn’t need braces right away, our experienced orthodontists may recommend early treatment to make room in your child’s mouth for all their teeth to come in correctly. In some cases, this step can eliminate the need for braces altogether.
Invisalign Clear Braces for Adults
Invisalign is an excellent option for busy adults who want a straighter smile. The crystal-clear aligners are comfortable, unnoticeable, and can be removed for oral hygiene and to eat the foods you love. Depending on your needs, treatment with Invisalign can take as little as 12 to 15 months.
If you are interested in learning more about braces in LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera, please call PhD Dental to arrange a consultation with one of our orthodontists to get started.
What are the benefits of having straight teeth?
Most adults who have crooked or crowded teeth are mostly interested in having a more attractive smile. But aside from the cosmetic benefit of orthodontic treatment, straightening your teeth is also good for your oral health.
Misaligned teeth are hard to keep clean because you may not be able to brush and floss them adequately. And if you can’t get between teeth to clean them, you are at higher risk for decay and gum disease.
Straightening your teeth improves your smile and your oral health. Call our LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera dental office today to schedule an appointment to learn more.
How can I get straighter teeth without metal braces?
Most adults who want to do something about crooked teeth are most interested in the cosmetic benefits of a straighter smile. They want a more attractive smile, but they don’t want or need to spend years in metal braces.
For patients like you, we offer Invisalign clear braces at our LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera dental offices. With Invisalign, there are no brackets and wires. Treatment won’t impact your appearance because the crystal-clear plastic aligners blend right into your smile.
You can straighten your teeth without the irritation of metal braces, and no one has to know you’re having treatment!
Patients at PhD Dental also appreciate how easy Invisalign is to wear. The aligners are virtually invisible, and they’re also removable. You can continue to eat all the foods you enjoy and brush and floss as you usually do. Just be sure to wear them at least 22 hours a day to see results in the shortest time.
Treatment with Invisalign clear braces in Lynwood, CA is an excellent choice for many adults. But we’re also pleased to offer traditional brackets and wires for more complex tooth alignment issues. If you want straighter teeth, start by calling PhD Dental to schedule an appointment.
Our Pico Rivera orthodontists will perform a dental exam and recommend the treatment that will help you achieve your goals in the shortest amount of time. Please call to schedule an Invisalign appointment to get started.
How do Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that is designed for busy adults who want straighter teeth but don’t want to spend years wearing metal braces.
Instead of brackets and wires attached to your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. During the planning stage, your orthodontist maps out how your teeth will move at each stage of treatment. Using this plan, your clear aligners are custom-made to move your teeth into the desired position.
You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, then switch to the next set in the series. You will continue this way until you have used all your aligners and treatment is finished. There are several benefits to choosing Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces:
- The aligners are crystal-clear and barely noticeable
- The smooth, comfortable plastic won’t irritate your mouth
- You can remove the aligners for eating and oral hygiene
- Treatment times are shorter, often as little as 12 months
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign at our LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera dental offices, please call to arrange an orthodontic consultation.
At what age should my child see the orthodontist?
At PhD Dental, our East Los Angles orthodontists like to schedule children for their first evaluation around age seven. The reason for this is that your son or daughter will get their first permanent molar around age six.
Based on the position of this tooth, our orthodontists can predict how the rest of their adult teeth will emerge and whether or not they’ll come in straight. There are a couple of benefits to seeing your child at this age.
First, if we determine that there’s a problem, we can take steps to correct it now. Treatments like space maintainers and palatal expanders are designed to ensure there’s enough room in your child’s jaw for all adult teeth to emerge correctly. Early orthodontic treatment-also referred to as phase one-can reduce treatment times or help your child avoid the need for braces altogether.
It’s also a good idea to help your child start to develop a relationship with their orthodontist in East Los Angeles. We want them to see these appointments as a positive experience. Starting early also helps them get comfortable with us and helps us understand your child’s needs.
If it’s time to schedule your child’s first braces appointment, please call PhD Dental to get started. We look forward to meeting your son or daughter and helping them enjoy a straight, healthy smile.
What if you find that my child needs braces?
For children, we recommend an orthodontic evaluation around age seven. In some cases, we can provide early treatment that might help your child avoid the need for braces in the future.
If our orthodontists find your child does need treatment, they will explain in detail why they recommend it and how it will benefit your child. We want you to feel confident and informed about the decisions you make, so we are always happy to answer your questions.
We will also talk to you about our payment options and how we can help you make treatment more affordable. For your convenience, we accept Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and most PPO insurances.
When would you recommend traditional braces?
Sometimes orthodontic treatment involves more than just moving your teeth. Not all people have upper and lower jaws that are perfectly aligned, which means they don’t come together evenly when you bite down. If you or your child have problems with your bite that we need to correct, our orthodontists would recommend traditional braces. The two most common bite problems you may have heard of are:
- Overbite – The upper jaw extends over the lower jaw
- Underbite – The lower jaw extends past the upper jaw
Traditional braces consist of brackets that are attached to your teeth and wires that are adjusted periodically to correct bite problems and realign your teeth. If you picture a mouthful of unattractive metal braces, you’ll be happy to know that today's braces use tooth-colored brackets and clear wires that are far less noticeable.
We'll be happy to answer all your questions about straightening your teeth with braces in LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera. Please call PhD Dental to schedule an appointment to get started.