Orthodontics Services

Archie Dental Group

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Elk Grove, CA

When you have a problem with your smile, such as an irregular bite or misaligned teeth, the orthodontic care provided at Archie Dental Group in Elk Grove, California, can help. Under the guidance of Thaddous Archie, DDS, the expert team provides orthodontic evaluation and treatment to children, teens, and adults who want a functional and cosmetic change to their teeth. Call the office to set up an orthodontics consultation or book online today.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on correcting bite problems or malocclusions. Orthodontics uses appliances and other techniques to apply a light, constant force to encourage your tissue to remodel. This shifts your teeth into better positions and can gently reshape the bone.

Your teeth aren’t fixed rigidly into your jaw. Instead, they’re held in place by the periodontal ligament, a hammock-like structure quite responsive to gentle force.

At Archie Dental Group, the team uses braces and retainers to coax your smile into a more aesthetically pleasing and functional state.

Why should I consider orthodontics?

Of course, not all people need the help of an orthodontist. But if you have smile concerns, orthodontics can help you get a more uniform, aligned smile. This has both aesthetic and functional benefits. Properly aligned teeth mean you chew, bite, and speak more effectively. Dental hygiene is also easier to maintain when your teeth are in alignment.

Consider orthodontic care if you or your child have the following:

  • Crooked or misplaced teeth
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Crowded front teeth
  • An irregular bite, such as an overbite or underbite

A child who breathes through their mouth, sucks their thumb, or has an early or late loss of baby teeth may also benefit from an orthodontic evaluation.

If you’re unhappy with your smile, make an appointment at Archie Dental Group to discuss your treatment options.

What are orthodontic appliances?

The experts at Archie Dental Group use traditional appliances in their orthodontic treatments. Metal braces, clear braces, and retainers are all used to help you achieve a healthy, attractive smile.

Set up a consultation to determine which option is best for your needs. When choosing the best interventions, the dental team evaluates your oral health and the degree of change needed to help achieve your goals.

What happens when orthodontic care is complete?

Once you’ve achieved your smile goals, you must wear a retainer, usually at night. Teeth corrected with orthodontics can return to their original position without using this nightguard. 

Once your care is complete, the team provides a custom-fit retainer for you. If you lose this retainer (or one provided by another practice), Archie Dental Group can replace it.

Call today to learn more about the orthodontics provided at Archie Dental Group or set up your appointment using online booking.