Orthodontic Services

What are Orthodontics?

At Hekmat Dental Care, led by Dr. Reza Hekmat and his expert team, we proudly offer specialized orthodontic services in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, and are conveniently located near 4S Ranch, Poway, Del Sur, and Carmel Mountain.

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in diagnosing, preventing, and treating jaw, face, and bite irregularities, or malocclusions.  Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an orthodontist, who has completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school. 

Recent years have brought about many changes within the dental industry and orthodontics, specifically concerning orthodontic treatment and care.  More than ever, patients are experiencing fewer incidences of cavities and missing teeth due to the heightened awareness of fluoride use and preventative dentistry.   This increasing awareness of the health and look of a patient’s smile has fueled the desire for many to seek out orthodontia as a medical necessity and for cosmetic reasons.   

Whether it’s traditional braces or custom-made removable appliances, orthodontics can help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for!

SureSmile® Clear Aligners

SureSmile® Clear Aligners correct the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that trays are almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed at will.

Here are some problems that are commonly corrected by this method:

• Overcrowding: Your teeth are too close together.
• Overbite: Your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth.
• Crossbite: Your upper teeth sit inside your lower teeth.
• Underbite: Your lower front teeth sit in front of your upper teeth.
• Spacing or Gaps: You have gaps between your teeth.
• Open Bite: Your top and bottom teeth don’t touch when your mouth is fully closed.
• Crooked Teeth: Your teeth are misaligned.

Learn more about SureSmile® Clear Aligners.

What Are Malococclusions?

Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that don’t fit together correctly.  Malocclusions affect not only the teeth but also the appearance of the face.  Most malocclusions are inherited; however, some are due to acquired habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.  The spacing left from an adult tooth being extracted or an early loss of a baby tooth can also contribute to malocclusion. Learn more about Malococclusions.

Contact us today or use our online appointment request form and schedule your orthodontics consultation!

Orthodontic Services Offered at Hekmat Dental Care

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