YELP REVIEW: Jesus S. Long Beach, CA 6/24/2017 Dr Velasquez is the best dentist in long beach, they fix my teeth that was really bad ,now i can smile and feel great, that's why I am so satisfied and giving this review a 5 for my orthodontic braces treatment.
" A great experience! Very professional &caring. Each process was carefully explained and clarified and performed with the utmost care. All staff created a comfortable atmosphere."
Braces Treatment and solution for misaligned, crooked, crowded, gapped, protruded, crossbite, underbite, overbite, facial asymmetry, and abnormal jaw shifting.
How Braces work Orthodontic treatment is also one method a cosmetic dentist can improve the smile & appearance leading to self esteem & confidence. It involves using constant and gentle pressure on the teeth to move them in the right direction to achieve proper alignment. Full orthodontic treatment can go from 1 to 3 years depending on severity and patient. Patient compliance in wearing elastics or rubber bands is also important in getting the treatment duration on track.
Oral Hygiene with Braces It is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene regimen throughout the whole course of your orthodontic treatment. It will take a little longer to brush and floss your teeth since you'll have brackets, wires, and elastics in your mouth that can trap food particles.
Different types of Malocclusion:
Crossbite Crossbite occurs when 1 or more upper teeth is positioned behind the lower teeth causing worn out teeth, gum recession or misaligned jaw growth. Crossbite thus need to be corrected to prevent future problems. --image showing right posterior crossbite--
Crowding Crowding usually occurs when the teeth erupts and there is not enough space due to large teeth or small jaws.
Protruded Upper Front Teeth This is when the upper teeth is inclined forward affecting appearance of upper lip.
Overbite or Deepbite This is characterized when the upper front teeth covers much or all of the lower front teeth. The lower teeth can even be biting the gums of the upper teeth.
Openbite This problem usually starts during early stages of life when a baby develops a habit of thumsucking and carries it on to childhood wherein critical eruption of permanent teeth happens. If thumbsucking becomes a habit, it usually affects the upper and lower front teeth to protrude and both upper & lower doesn't meet during biting and creates space that accommodates the thumb being sucked. It also affects the formation of the upper jaw which then creates a deep concave palate.
Antiseptic Mouth rinse Peroxyl is a hydrogen peroxide antibacterial mouth rinse. It can be use for minor irritations, canker sores, or cheek bites. It helps prevent infection. Rinse mouth with 2 teaspoons of peroxyl for one minute and spit. Use it after brushing teeth up to 3 times a day.
Stannous Flouride Gel Gel-Kam or Flo-Gel are brand names of Stannous fluoride gel. It helps prevent tooth decay when wearing braces by coating and providing tooth enamel with fluoride. The fluoride gel is not a toothpaste and does not replace daily brushing and should be done before bedtime after your scheduled brushing and flossing. Apply a small strip of gel to teeth with toothbrush for one minute and spit. It is important that it stays on your teeth, so do not remove it away by eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes.
Interdental Toothbrush Interdental toothbrush or Proxabrush can be use to clean in between the teeth, underneath the wires and around the brackets. This will maintain healthy gums and teeth during the whole duration of the treatment.
Flossing with Braces Floss Threader can be used when flossing with braces. This is done the same way as a needle and thread, inserting the floss in the floss threader and then using the threader to get in under the archwire so flossing is possible on both sides of each tooth.
Brace & Invisalign Dentist in Long Beach (562) 424-9473 / (562) 518-7288
541 W. Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562)424-9473 Text: (562) 518-7288
OPEN HOURS: Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Tueday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CLOSED: Wednesday & Sunday