Treatment of Underbites

Class III malocclusions, more commonly known as “underbites”, are arguably the most difficult types of conditions to treat in orthodontics, especially when a patient has a skeletal pattern that tends toward an open bite. Class III malocclusions are where the lower first molar is more anterior (or more towards the front of the mouth) than […]

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Three Most Common Reasons to see a Pediatric Orthodontist

Children are prime candidates for bite treatment from a pediatric orthodontist. In fact, abnormalities in dental alignment can be diagnosed as early as seven years old. Addressing issues promptly, especially before the end of the teen years, leads to long-term dental health.  Fixing misaligned bites early makes sense. During the sensitive stages of adolescence, children […]

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Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry – Achieving the Best Results

Orthodontic treatment can work wonders, but pure movement of teeth into better positions cannot address cosmetic and structural issues of the teeth themselves, such as uneven tooth wear, damage, or staining. At the same time, addressing these concerns purely through restorative dentistry techniques can require extensive reduction of tooth structure, root canals, crowns, and gum […]

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PROPEL Accelerated Orthodontics

PROPEL Accelerated Orthodontics in Bakersfield, CA Perhaps the most popular question in any orthodontic treatment consultation, “How long is it going to take?” Weddings, senior photos, proms, formals, quinceneras and lots of life events can happen in the course of a normal comprehensive orthodontic treatment time of 27 months. Advances in bracket design, wire technology […]

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Does My Child Need A Palatal Expander?

One of our most popular questions from concerned parents is, “Does my child need a palatal expander?” Many times, our answer to the expander question is “No,” which is difficult for some parents to take in after hearing other opinions on the subject. In fact, many parents aren’t exactly clear on what a palatal expander […]

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