Braces San Diego
Metal braces for straighter teeth
Crooked teeth can not only cause cosmetic issues for a patient, but may also affect the bite, causing headaches, sleep difficulties and other problems. While it is usually best to address these issues in the patient’s childhood or teens, clients of any age may seek out adjustment for the appearance and functioning of their teeth, as embarrassment over one’s smile may cause undue social stress and withdrawal.
Dental braces are one of the many orthodontic treatments performed at Soft Touch Dental. Braces are commonly used to correct teeth alignment. Braces help to move teeth slowly in a desired direction and stay set in a particular position. Braces also helps improve oral health apart from helping you a achieve a straighter smile! Dr. Fakhimi and his staff at Soft Touch Dental are providing the braces San Diego patients are looking for.
When do you need dental braces?
People with uneven teeth alignment are most often recommended braces. Other instances in which someone would requires braces:
- Too much spacing between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Poor or uneven bite
Modern braces are smaller, cause less gum irritation than their predecessors and offer a pain-free experience. Moreover, braces can be more cost effective than Invisalign. At Soft Touch Dental, we prepare customizable braces in a wide range of colors. These are some of the reasons that patients consider Dr. Fakhimi a premier provider for braces in San Diego.
Traditional metal braces
Metal braces at San Diego’s Soft Touch Dental are made of the highest quality titanium or stainless steel, and are comprised of brackets, bracket glue, archwires, and elastic bands. This style of braces is the most popular and cost-effective, and takes the least amount of time to work.
Braces can be made from transparent materials, or from tooth-colored materials so as to appear less noticeable. This may be a primary concern for teenagers who don’t want to look like they’re wearing braces. Clear braces are just as effective as metal ones, although the cost may be slightly higher and treatment time may be extended.
What is the youngest age a child can receive braces?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children can begin seeing an orthodontist at about age 7. This aged child will typically have both baby teeth and adult teeth, which will give the orthodontist a clear picture of the problems he or she will encounter in terms of both the teeth and the jaw. Early diagnosis can save a child from more involved procedures such as surgery or extraction.
By diagnosing dental issues early, the orthodontist can help assist the adult teeth to come in straight, widen arches that are too narrow, help guard against overcrowding of the teeth, prevent thumb sucking, and improve speech.
Some signs that your child may need to see an orthodontist are:
- Losing baby teeth too early or too late
- Difficulty with chewing and biting
- Difficulty breathing through the nose or the mouth
- Thumb sucking
- Overcrowded teeth
- Teeth that are blocked from descending
- Locked, popping or otherwise noisy jaw
- Gaps in teeth
- Teeth too close together
- Disproportionately sized teeth or jaw
- Front teeth that stick out
- Unexplained jaw or tooth pain
Catching your child’s dental issues early is the key to providing them with a beautiful, healthy smile for the rest of their lives. Contact Soft Touch Dental today to speak with an orthodontist in San Diego about your child’s teeth and what he can do to provide solutions.
Why choose Soft Touch Dental in San Diego for your braces?
Dr. Fakhimi has been delivering expert dental care for over 20 years and has become one of the most reputable and trusted providers in his community. He not only provides fabulous results with minimal pain, but also specializes in offering a stress-free patient experience that reduces anxiety and apprehension. There are not many doctors providing braces San Diego patients trust more than Dr. Fakhimi. He is especially good at relating to teenagers and children, and has a thriving practice with clients of all ages.
Your braces are applied at our accredited, state-of-the-art dental facility where you will receive access to cutting edge software, equipment and technology, along with world-class care by his support staff. From our pleasant, climate-controlled reception area, to our comfortable, tranquil treatment rooms, we aim to make your visit relaxed and rewarding.
Setting up your free consultation
It never hurts to ask questions, so if you are interested in learning more about getting braces, simply schedule your free consultation at our San Diego orthodontist offices today. Dr. Fakhimi will set you right at ease, answering all your questions regarding the types and colors of braces that are possible, the cost, insurance coverage, pain management, follow up, results, risks and benefits, and many other topics.
During this initial session, the doctor will most like take x-rays, examine your teeth and ask you about your goals for treatment. He will introduce you to our extensive library of before and after photographs so you can get a clear idea of what to expect from braces cosmetically.
Rest assured that Dr. Fakhimi will make every effort possible to keep your treatment time with braces to a minimum, and only correct what truly needs correction.