Straightening smiles is what we do best at Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, California. Dr. Payam Bostani and the team have changed the smiles of many children and adults alike with orthodontic care. If you are considering orthodontic treatment from our office, please go through the below FAQs section to help you make an informed decision.
We understand patients’ needs vary when it comes to orthodontic care. We offer traditional braces and Invisalign to cater to different patients’ needs. Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets to shift teeth into the intended positions gradually. On the other hand, Invisalign uses removable and minimally invisible plastic molds to shift teeth. Both methods effectively correct overcrowding, gapped teeth, and several malocclusion cases.
Teeth straightening offers numerous functional and cosmetic benefits. Many patients align teeth to improve their appearance. However, a straight smile provides several benefits to your oral health. Perfectly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and cavities. Additionally, aligned teeth reduce the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism caused by misalignment.
This patient presented with a prominent overbite and a retruded bite (Class II) of approximately 4mm. Instead of multiple months of wearing rubber bands and trying to correct the overbite and retruded bite, I opted for Motion 3D appliances , also known as Carriere Class II Appliances (see progress pic), which took only 3 months to correct the bite. Motion 3D appliances also allow us to move forward without having to consider extractions to correct the bite. This patient achieved a Class I bite and an ideal overbite in approximately 11 months.
This common occurrence of a canine that did not fully erupt, what some mistakenly call an ‘Impacted canine” is easily treated with Orthodontics. Sometimes, the canine does not erupt out of the gums, and Orthodontics deals with that as well.
This patient case was a combination of Orthodontics, Implants, and finally Veneers and Implant crowns. Orthodontics was used to create the natural space of two missing front teeth. Two implants were placed at the time orthodontics finished. And finally, porcelain restorations (veneers and crowns) were done to complete the smile. The patient said “This was the smile he always dreamed of”
Case 1: Class II Div 2
This patient was a classic Class II Div 2 case that was treated non-extraction. The case was concluded with elastics, and resulted in a beautiful smile.
All children should receive orthodontic evaluation by age seven, but they shouldn’t start orthodontic treatment until permanent teeth have erupted. Most children receive braces around the age of 10-14. However, do you know your child can undergo orthodontic care even before permanent teeth erupt? Interceptive orthodontics prevents or minimizes more severe orthodontic problems that may develop as the child grows.
Orthodontic treatments aren’t just limited to children and teens — adults can also benefit from this treatment. Adults can opt for traditional braces, although many prefer Invisalign because it’s discreet and convenient.
The treatment time depends on the complexity of the case and the orthodontic treatment used. Mild cases require a few months, but complex ones can last two or more years. We’ll provide a more accurate estimate after assessing your case.
Still have more questions about orthodontic treatment? Please call (818) 918-5533 or visit our Burbank, CA office to learn more about orthodontic care.
Dr. Bostani‘s Advanced Dental is here to guide you in every step of your teeth straightening journey.