Orthodontics in Fountain Valley, CA
There are nearly 57,000 people in Fountain Valley. That means 57,000 different smiles. And while we at Elite Dental think that everyone’s smile is what makes them unique and beautiful, we understand that a few crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw can make you think twice about grinning.
Orthodontics is a branch of the dentistry field that focuses on correcting these issues with a variety of procedures and techniques. Once relegated to metal braces, orthodontics in Fountain Valley, CA has grown to include several nonmetal options that are clear to the eye and quick to place.
Dr. Azi knows a pretty smile is important, but here are a few reasons orthodontics in Fountain Valley can improve your health.
Gaps Cause Trouble
Millions of people around the world develop gaps in their smile as they grow up. While these gaps can cause some to hide their smile, the gaps themselves could be hiding something else. Gaps in the teeth act like cracks in the road. They are a hideout for debris and gunk that is hard to remove. These hideaways can cause tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis. Going through an Invisalign treatment plan can close these gaps and help prevent future issues.
The opposite conundrum of a gap would be a crowded jawline. When there are too many teeth for a dental ridge to accommodate, teeth choose the path of least resistance while growing in. This causes some to shift either in front of or behind their neighbors, creating a zigzag effect in the smile. Aside from the cosmetics of a crowded mouth, these teeth trap plague between the overlaps that can break down enamel and cause long-term dental health problems.
Trouble Processing Food
Alignment issues such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites can make you camera shy, for sure. However, Elite Dental focuses on the problems associated with chewing with conditions like these. The human mouth is designed to work efficiently when all the teeth are lining up as they were designed. When they don’t, people run into problems with tearing, chewing, crushing and processing a variety of foods.
Next time you smile in the mirror or sit down for a hearty meal, and you think orthodontics in Fountain Valley, CA could improve your life, Elite Dental is here to make that idea a reality.
Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.