Rancho Bernardo Orthodontist 4S Ranch
Welcome to Hekmat Orthodontics, Rancho Bernardo Orthodontist 4S Ranch leading and most professional orthodontic clinic. We aim to provide you with the best and most advanced orthodontic care in San Diego, CA. At the same time, you enjoy our luxury and comfortable office. Dr. Hekmat offers the best care combined with the latest technological advances.
- Clarity™ ceramic braces
- Empower® self-ligating braces
Contact our friendly and comfortable dental office in Rancho Bernardo to schedule an appointment today! We provide orthodontics care to Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Poway & Carmel Mountain.
What is an Orthodontist
An orthodontist is a fully qualified dentist who embarks on a further three years of university-based study and gains extensive clinical experience in an orthodontic residency program. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the regulating body for this branch of dentistry. Selecting an orthodontist who is a member of this organization adds the assurance that an individual is administering a treatment with specialty education in oral biology and biomechanics. In addition, the AAO recommends that children first be examined by the orthodontist around the age of seven to ensure that jaw and tooth irregularities are not beginning to form.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that aims to prevent, diagnose and treat facial and dental irregularities, such as malocclusions (bad bites), in much the same way as doctors choose to specialize in areas such as cardiology and neurology, dentists can also choose to specialize. Many orthodontic practices are limited to dentofacial orthopedics and general orthodontics but can successfully treat patients of any age.
What does an orthodontist do?
Common examples of anteroposterior deviations include underbite (the lower teeth are positioned further forward than upper teeth) and overbite (the upper teeth are positioned further forward than the lower teeth). Both of these deviations can cause difficulty articulating and chewing.
Overcrowding is one of the most common problems orthodontists treat. On occasion, lack of jawbone space means adult teeth cannot erupt in alignment with existing teeth. The orthodontist can realign the teeth using several unobtrusive devices and treatments.
In some cases, the shape of the whole face is negatively impacted by malocclusions or a bad bite. The orthodontist can restructure and realign the jaw, lips, and teeth to create a beautiful, even smile.
How does Rancho Bernardo Orthodontist 4S Ranch realign jaws and teeth?
Initially, a thorough examination of the jaw and teeth is conducted. Then, panoramic X-rays and study models (bite impressions) will be taken before the orthodontist makes treatment recommendations. The best treatment plan for the patient’s particular condition will be used based on the results.
Here is a brief overview of some of the treatments orthodontists may use:
- Dental braces
- Headgear and facemasks
If you have any questions about orthodontists and the treatments they provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dental office in Rancho Bernardo.
Excellent Rancho Bernardo dentist. I’ve been seeing him for about five years and couldn’t be happier. I drive out of my way to see him and he’s always worth the trip. I’ve never had a painful experience in his office and I suffer from extreme dental phobia. My family see him as well. I recommend him to everyone. You won’t be disappointed.he best to me. Highly recommended!
The first time I went here I was a little nervous seeing a new dentist. But from the second I walked in the staff put me at ease. They were very nice and knowledgeable. Even more than that Dr. Reza was the best dentist I have been to. He was gentle when checking over my teeth and made me feel a lot more comfortable. The appointment was also prompt, which I always like. Overall my cleaning was the best experience I’ve had at any dentist.My entire family has been coming to Dr. Hekmat for over 15 years. He is the best dentist hands down! He is gentle and understanding of my phobia of dentists. He and his staff work well together. It is easy to get an appointment for what ever dental issue arises.
Dr. Hekmat and all of his staff are gentle and friendly. They take the fear out of going to the dentist. He has done quality work on my teeth for the last three years and fixed problems I had from previous, poor quality dental work too! I am more than willing to drive 40 miles from where I live because I’ve never had such a great dental experience anywhere else! !