ORTHODONTIC CARE FOR KIDS & ADULTS
301 Washington St., Petaluma, CA
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Orthodontics 101

WHAT IS ORTHODONTICS?

Our website provides important information about our practice that will help you become familiar with Orthodontics. Dr. Woo, Dr. DeBerardinis and their team are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. They will make every effort to ensure that your first visit is a comfortable and informative experience. Orthodontics plays an important role in not only making your teeth look beautiful but, in keeping them healthy for a lifetime!

Orthodontics is a 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. It is this specialized care that will enable you to have a great, long lasting smile. Whether your concern is minor crowding or a complex orthodontic issue, Dr. Woo and DeBerardinis know how to correct it. They are very experienced in the design, application and control of corrective appliances that will bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment for optimal facial balance.

Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age, and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the the coordination of care between you and our practice. Drs. Woo, DeBerardinis and their team have specialized equipment, facility and staff to properly address today’s most demanding orthodontic needs. Their goal is to provide you with the highest standard of treatment and an enjoyable, positive experience.

Please feel free to call with any questions or to schedule a complimentary initial exam 707-762-0211

TREATMENT TIMING

Dr. Woo and Dr. Deberardinis provide orthodontic treatment for adults, adolescents and children. They follow the guidelines established by the American Association of Orthodontists by recommending that an orthodontic evaluation take place at age seven for all children. This early evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment.

Many progressive treatments are now available for patients seven to eleven years of age, that provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows our practice to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment simplifies orthodontic treatment in the adolescent years and provides a better overall less invasive result.