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Orthodontic treament in Redwood City

Common Orthodontic Corrections in Adults

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages.

Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary.

At United Dental, your teeth are scanned and sent to Candid Pro. Aligners are fabricated and shipped directly to your home!

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligner applies gentle pressure to the teeth to facilitate movement over time. Every clear aligner system is customized to the patient, who will wear the aligners on a daily basis for a period of several weeks or months. With the clear aligner system, there is no need for metal braces that are expensive, restrictive and indiscreet. Instead, patients can achieve their ideal smiles affordably, conveniently and inconspicuously. 

This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With clear aligners, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment.

Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. 

Following treatment, many patients find it easier to clean between and around the teeth, which can better prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.