Orthodontics for all ages in La Habra
Straight teeth are the basis for an attractive smile, but they play a much larger role. Facial development, oral health, whole-body wellness, confidence, and success are impacted by dental alignment. Dr. Mario Castellanos, Jr. and Dr. Josue Robles at Summit Dental offer options in orthodontics, to empower La Habra patients with dental problems.
Does your child need braces?
Straight teeth are so important for immigrants – for social acceptance, improved concentration, maturity, and self-image. Summit Dental helps students achieve in school and personal endeavors, with orthodontic care.
Dr. Castellanos encourages parents to watch for these signs that a child needs orthodontic treatment:
- Problems eating. Does he or she avoid certain foods or have frequent upset stomach? Crooked teeth can make it difficult to crunch healthy, raw fruits and vegetables, or result in inadequate chewing that triggers digestive upset.
- Breathing issues. Breathing through the mouth, tongue thrusting, and reverse swallowing are all signs of abnormal oral development that can be addressed with orthodontics.
- Sleep disorders. About ten percent of children are chronic snorers, and an estimated four percent have obstructive sleep apnea. Early orthodontic intervention can spare a child a lifetime of associated embarrassment and health problems.
Don’t you deserve a straight smile, too?
Braces are not just for kids and teens. A growing number of adults are enjoying the benefits of straight teeth. The doctors at Summit Dental offer traditional bracket and wire orthodontics, clear braces, and removable Invisalign aligners. Their experience is essential in determining which type of treatment is best for your smile and lifestyle.
The case for straight teeth
Overlaps, twisted teeth, and gaps create nooks that trap food debris, and make brushing and flossing a challenge. This sets ideal conditions for oral bacteria to flourish, resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, and linked to grave health conditions such as diabetes, increased risk of stroke and heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, and premature births.
Learn more about your options in orthodontics for a healthy, appealing smile. Call (562) 694-3984 to schedule a consultation at our La Habra office.