Orthodontics in Madera, CA
Welcome to Keledjian Dental, your family dentist in Madera. If you are searching for orthodontic treatment to straighten your crooked teeth, you have come to the right place. At our dental office, the care and comfort of our patients comes first, and we will help you discover a beautifully straight smile with our orthodontic services!
The goal of orthodontics is to achieve a straighter smile. Straight teeth are not only attractive, but they also promote good dental health. A misaligned bite can cause numerous dental problems. Proper occlusion, or how your teeth come together, is important for the health of your teeth and jaws.
Call for an Orthodontic Evaluation
Whether you need orthodontics or just have questions about possible treatment outcomes, contact our Madera dental office to schedule a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation to learn about the costs and benefits of orthodontic specialist care. Dr. Jason Keledjian's skills and expertise will be invaluable in providing you with the information needed to make the right choices for your clear braces or traditional braces treatment. We are open Monday through Thursday and Friday by appointment, and we look forward to meeting you!
- What problems can occur if my teeth are misaligned?
- Do you offer in-house orthodontic treatment plans?
- What alternatives do I have if I don’t want traditional braces?
- What are bonded retainers?
- Some of my teeth are already straight. Will I still need full braces?
- Will my insurance cover my orthodontic treatment?
What problems can occur if my teeth are misaligned?
Misaligned or crooked teeth can cause numerous dental issues:
- Speech impediments
- Trouble chewing
- TMJ disorders
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Sleep apnea
- Grinding and clenching teeth
Getting your teeth into a straighter, more aligned position is one of the keys to ensuring your long-term dental health. Through the use of braces or other orthodontic treatments at our Madera dental office, we will help you prevent or cure problems like the ones discussed above.
Of course, orthodontics can help to improve the aesthetics of your smile as well. Dr. Keledjian is happy to discuss all the ways you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. If you would like to learn more, please call our Madera dental office anytime during our regular business hours to speak to a knowledgeable member of our team.
Do you offer in-house orthodontic treatment plans?
At Keledjian Dental, we know there are many choices when it comes to orthodontics. Because we spend the extra time to get to know our patients and their dental health, we can customize a plan that will provide each patient with their desired outcome.
At our dental office, orthodontic procedures are convenient. Because we are a general practice and we also offer orthodontics, our patients find it very simple to have both orthodontic treatment and general dentistry treatment in the same dental practice location. This streamlined approach also helps eliminate miscommunication between multiple offices and providers. We treat adults and teenagers, and we also offer pediatric orthodontic services for children. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer comprehensive care to your entire family.
What alternatives do I have if I don’t want traditional braces?
Traditional braces provide a reliable and effective method to treat misaligned teeth. Traditional metal or ceramic braces consist of wires and brackets that are bonded to your teeth for the duration of treatment. These brackets are adjusted regularly to slowly and gradually straighten your smile. Treatment times are different for everyone, but we will work with you until we have achieved the desired outcome.
A bracket is attached to each tooth with a bonding agent. A wire is then attached to the brackets with bands and is used to move the teeth slowly over time. Once your teeth have moved into the correct position, Dr. Keledjian will design a custom retainer for you to wear at night while you sleep. A retainer is an essential phase of orthodontic treatment that keeps your teeth in their newly straightened position. If you don't wear your retainer as instructed, your teeth are at risk of relapsing and undoing all the progress you made with orthodontic treatment.
Traditional braces in Madera are a classic treatment option that we can use on patients of nearly any age. For many patients, however, having brackets on their teeth is not appealing. That is why we offer Invisalign to our age-appropriate patients. If you are an adult or teenager who does not want traditional braces, Invisalign may be the perfect alternative for you.
Invisalign utilizes a series of clear aligners that you wear for about two weeks each. The aligners gradually move your teeth, much like brackets do, but without the need for brackets and wires. The biggest benefit of Invisalign is arguably the clear plastic aligners that are discreet and nearly invisible. Additionally, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to brush and floss and for meals.
Overall, Invisalign is a more flexible treatment option that many of our adult patients prefer.
What are bonded retainers?
Bonded retainers, otherwise known as permanent retainers, are thin pieces of wire that are permanently attached to the back of the front teeth. Bonded retainers ensure that your teeth stay in place and do not move around after orthodontic treatment. Because bonded retainers are attached to your teeth, there's no temptation to remove or go without wearing it.
At Keledjian Dental, we may utilize bonded retainers after orthodontic treatment to hold your teeth in place. In some cases, bonded retainers are a highly beneficial part of treatment. Once we complete your orthodontic evaluation, we will be able to discuss the best retainers for your situation after your braces treatment. Regardless of the type of retainer you use, all orthodontic retainers help stabilize and support teeth reliably.
Some of my teeth are already straight. Will I still need full braces?
At our Madera, CA dental practice, we believe in personalizing our dental care for every single one of our patients.
Your smile is unique, and you may not need the same orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile as someone else. For example, your top teeth may be naturally straight while your bottom teeth are crowded and misaligned.
In cases like this, we can customize orthodontic treatment! Some patients only need braces on one row or section of their teeth. Some patients need braces for only nine or twelve months, while others need braces for years. Other patients have the budget to treat some but not all of their teeth, so they choose to focus on the most severe area first.
Whatever your unique circumstances, we can work with you. You may not require a full mouth of braces at all! The best way for us to evaluate your smile is for you to meet with Dr. Jason Keledijian at our Madera dental office. During this dental appointment, Dr. Keledijian can determine how to proceed and what the best treatment for you might look like. If you have questions about what type of orthodontic treatment you may need, give us a call!
Will my insurance cover my orthodontic treatment?
Your insurance plan may cover part of your orthodontic treatment. Many major insurance companies will agree to cover a portion of the cost of either traditional braces or Invisalign for children and adults.
If you have questions about what your dental insurance covers and you are unable to speak with your insurance company directly, you are always welcome to reach out to our front office staff. We will do our best to research your insurance plan and provide you with the answers you are looking for.
Our dental office also accepts Visa, MasterCard, and CareCredit as acceptable forms of payment.