Orthodontics

Northridge Dental Group

General Dentistry & Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry located in Northridge, CA

Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite aren’t only better looking, they’re actually healthier. At Northridge Dental Group, the talented team of orthodontic specialists provide high-quality orthodontic treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile and optimize your overall oral health. To learn more about how Northridge Dental Group can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, schedule an appointment today by calling the offices in Northridge, California, or booking a visit online.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the correction of improperly aligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontists use special oral appliances to treat a range of improper alignments, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth with large gaps between them
  • An overbite
  • An underbite
  • A crossbite
  • An open bite

By repositioning your teeth and realigning your jaw, orthodontics can improve both the look and function of your smile.

Why should I get orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics does more than just give you a better-looking smile. They improve your oral health and the function of your mouth.

Because they’re harder to keep clean, improperly aligned teeth are at a higher risk of tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. They also throw off the distribution of force in your bite, putting extra stress on your mouth and jaw, which can lead to jaw problems like TMJ syndrome and an increased risk of wearing out or damaging your teeth.

At Northridge Dental Group, orthodontics is not only better for your smile, it’s also easy on your wallet as well. The compassionate practice offers easy payment options and free consultations on Invisalign® and traditional braces.

What orthodontic treatments do you offer?

The team at Northridge Dental Group is highly skilled in providing the best orthodontic care available today. Some of the treatments offered include:

Traditional metal braces

Technological advances in orthodontics have made traditional metal braces much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than they once were while still following the same basic principles: ties and brackets are attached to your teeth that hold an archwire. The archwire crosses over your teeth and applies a small amount of pressure. That pressure gently moves your teeth into proper alignment.

Raphael Separzadeh, DDS, MSD, is an orthodontics specialist on the team at Northridge Dental Group. Under his expert supervision, you can get lifelong results with a treatment that lasts 18-24 months.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic technique that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. MonaEntezam, DDS, Northridge Dental Group’s certified Invisalign specialist, takes an impression of your bite and smile that’s used to create a virtual model of your current alignment, your target alignment, and the series of steps to get from the first to the last.

These steps are turned into a series of clear plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually push them into proper alignment. You wear your retainer whenever you’re not brushing, flossing, or eating, and move on to the next retainer in your series every two weeks. Some patients can finish treatment in as few as 18 retainers.

Don’t wait to improve your smile. Book your orthodontic consultation today with the specialists at Northridge Dental Group by calling the office or scheduling online.