Children’s Dental Group provides orthodontics for children in Mountain View. We’ve been around for over 30 years providing patients with the best in orthodontics and children’s dental treatment. We have general dentists as well as pediatric. Most of our patients are children, but we also treat teens and adults who want braces. As one of the largest Denti-Cal providers in California, we now have 11 convenient locations for our patients to visit.
Orthodontics correct malocclusions, or bad bites, by using dental treatments to move teeth into the right position. Depending on the level of straightening needed, orthodontics may be worn for a year or more. Teeth that are crowded, crooked or out of alignment can benefit the most from orthodontics.We offer traditional braces as well as Invisalign or clear braces, which are virtually invisible and help straighten teeth in about the same amount of time as traditional. Traditional braces use corrective appliances such as braces and retainers. The brackets are held in place with devices called arch wires, which are threaded through using a certain tension on the teeth. Invisalign is given to the patient in a series of different trays every two weeks at our orthodontics for children in Mountain View offices.
Straight teeth are easier to maintain and keep clean, keeping the mouth and teeth healthy. In some cases, the patient’s teeth may appear straight but they may have issues with biting. This can cause further dental problems and should be corrected with the use of orthodontics for children in Mountain View. Bad bites are inherited genetically but can also stem from poor oral habits such as tongue thrusting or thumb sucking. Having a better bite and straight teeth also promotes better dental health. Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to brush and floss, causing them to become more susceptible tooth decay or gum disease.