The most important reason to turn to an orthodontist is to help keep teeth healthy and functional for a lifetime. Once, it was assumed that most people would eventually be fitted for dentures, but improvements in dentistry and public awareness of prevention have changed that. Your teeth can now last a lifetime, and an orthodontist frequently plays an important role.
Dr. Robert Sunstein is one of San Diego's best orthodontists with state-of-the-art offices located in the village of beautiful La Jolla & Carmel Valley. He utilizes traditional braces, clear braces and Invisalign to create sunny smiles.
What is Orthodontics?
It's a specialty in dentistry that diagnoses, prevents and treats dental and facial irregularities caused by crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, or poorly aligned jaws.
Why is it important to correct these problems?
First, crooked, crowded teeth are difficult to clean properly, leaving the patient at risk for increased cavity development. Second, poorly aligned teeth and jaws can result in a non-functional bite, risking breakdown of teeth and even the bone that secures them. Later in life, this may cause tooth loss. A final concern lies in the potential irritation to the gum tissue that can result from poorly aligned teeth and jaws. Good dental health is dependent on both clean teeth and irritation-free gums.
If you have any of these conditions, we hope you will think seriously about orthodontic care. There is an additional benefit to
which only you can assign value- the improved self-confidence that results from having a beautiful new smile.