Problems with Braces and Retainers

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Problems with Braces and Retainers Sometimes, the wiring in braces causes irritation for your child.  I recommend that you wrap the end of the wire with a small piece f beeswax, gauze or cotton ball, until you can come and visit me in my

General Information About Braces

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist All About Braces Although it is more commonly known for braces, the field of orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry that focuses on improving your child’s smile, and oral health by re-aligning the teeth and jaw of your child. With the fast advancement

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Orthodontics Overview Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that deals with the correcting teeth alignment to better the overall oral health and facial structure of your child. Here is a list of ways which orthodontic treatment will help your child. Improves some speech

Orthodontics Overview

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with properly aligning teeth and jaws to improve facial structure (and your child’s smile), as well as overall oral health. Orthodontic treatment will help your child by: guiding permanent teeth into the proper positions improving lip closure reserving or gaining space for erupting permanent teeth reducing the

Common Conditions

Here’s a look at some of the conditions your child may have that may be alleviated or reversed by orthodontic treatment. Crowded teeth – Teeth may be aligned poorly because the dental arch is small and/or the teeth are large. The bone and gums over the roots of extremely crowded teeth may become thin and

Who Needs Braces?

Lots of kids have problems with their teeth not growing in nice and straight. It doesn’t mean something is wrong with you. If you don’t do anything about this and your teeth could look very crooked and uneven when you grow up. Also, you could have problems with your “bite,” or the way your teeth

All About Braces

Orthodontics, best known by its tools of the trade – braces – is a special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve your child’s smile and oral health. Braces today are smaller and less conspicuous – and a bit more sophisticated than the conventional gun-metal wire straps. While they still