danvilleorthodontics.com
530 La Gonda Way • Danville • CA 94526
1500 Tara Hills Drive • Pinole • CA 94564
Welcome Services Appointment Patient Library Testimonials Smile Gallery Contact Us Referrals
  phone
   
 
 

Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners which are rotated around every two weeks.

Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.

 
   
 

Our Services

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusion). Gaps, crowding, structural deficiencies, etc. can be transformed to a pleasant, attractive and functional smile. 

Whether you prefer traditional braces or custom made removable aligners, orthodontics can help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you deserve.

 

 

 

For Children

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that all children see an orthodontist by age 7. Aside from raising the child’s self confidence, this will also ensure the upper and lower jaws, and all permanent teeth are developing in a normal pattern. When it is necessary to start the treatment early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent teeth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. Simply stated, if early treatment is recommended it will facilitate the orthopedic correction of the jaws and habits.  If early treatment is not necessary, we will follow your child with periodic check-ups, making sure that he or she continues to develop normally. 

Contact us to schedule your child’s free consultation and evaluation in order to prevent potential future oral issues as well as to guide and ensure normal dental development.

go to top

 

 

 

 

For Adults

Orthodontic treatment is not limited to children.  It’s never too late to have the smile you’ve always wanted. In fact, about 35% of our patients are adults. 
During the later stages of life orthodontic treatment can drastically impact a person’s personal appearance and self-esteem. Braces can move teeth at any age to improve oral health and to achieve a beautiful, functional smile. A bad bite and crooked teeth can result in tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces, headaches and jaw joint pain (TMJ/TMD).
We are highly trained in selecting and using new technology and treatment methods that are designed to reduce discomfort levels and shorten treatment time.

go to top

 

 

 

 

 Invisalign

Consider Invisalign as a treatment option to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted – without braces.  Invisalign is a breakthrough in orthodontic science which straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable, thin plastic trays called Aligners. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, we can diagnose and treat most cases in less time than traditional braces. It's great for adults as well as teens.


Your Invisalign treatment would consist of a series of aligners which would be rotated about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift the teeth into place.  Since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth, and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.

OrthoDontics

If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign may be your answer. It is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life, not to mention the ease of good oral hygiene. Invisalign can be used to correct a wide range of issues, such as crowded or widely spaced teeth and overbites. The computer model made of your teeth during the fitting process allows you to see what your teeth will look like when the treatment is complete. We can even email you a movie of this projection for you to enjoy at home.  These straightening systems work through small, incremental adjustments in your teeth, so they'll require multiple visits to adjust and refit the appliances.  Dr. Abar will recommend the best treatment option after the consultation and confirm if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment.

 

go to top

 

 

 

Ice Brackets

If you want straighter teeth but are concerned about how you’ll look with braces, consider ICE. Many cosmetically minded celebrities are wearing aesthetic braces to improve their smiles quickly, without compromising their signature look. Now you can too!

OrthoDontics

At Danville Orthodontics we are proud to offer Inspire ICE brackets, the highest quality aesthetic braces on the market. Their patented sapphire material makes Inspire ICE the only crystal-clear braces available. They’re not only discreet, they’re virtually invisible.

OrthoDontics
Some aesthetic braces are white or colored to match a particular tooth color. Unfortunately, because each patient has slightly different tooth shades, these braces frequently stand out. Inspire ICE crystal-clear braces are the most discreet braces available, regardless of tooth color. Plus, they won’t stain or discolor over time, so you will look great throughout your treatment.

go to top

 

 

 

 

Self Ligating Brackets

“Self-ligating” bracket technology enhances aesthetics so that no elastic band is needed to keep the braces and wires in place.

Comfortable
Self-ligating brackets are small and smooth, providing greater comfort. If recommended, and based on your consultation, self-ligating braces allow us to use lighter forces during your treatment, while still giving you a lasting, beautiful smile.

Convenient
The self-ligating bracket design helps us create full, vibrant smiles, with fewer appointments and less time. This means more free time for you.

Self Ligating Brackets brings you an enhanced self-ligating appliance system, which features an evolved third generation clip, improved self-ligating molar brackets, and additional prescriptions for the results you expect.
Our office uses the most current self-ligating system, Third Generation Self-Ligating Clip

Mechanism

OrthoDontics

Our office uses the most current self-ligating system, Third Generation Self-Ligating Clip Mechanism.  By using the best appliances that research and development in orthodontic treatment offer we maximize patient comfort.

Read more about self-ligating braces on 3M’s website

go to top

 

 

 

 

Surgical Orthodontics

What is surgical orthodontics?
Just as orthodontic treatment repositions teeth, surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, corrects jaw irregularities, thus improving the patient's ability to chew, speak and breathe as well as enhancing their facial profile. Moving the jaws also moves the teeth, so braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction. Using braces in conjunction with orthognathic surgery helps to ensure the stability of the proper position of teeth and jaws after surgery. 


Who needs surgical orthodontics?
Your orthodontist will consider surgical orthodontic treatment for non-growing adult patients with improper bites and those with facial aesthetic concerns. Jaw growth is usually completed by age 16 for girls and 18 for boys, however developmental stages are variable and latent of certain growth patterns. All growth must be completed before jaw surgery can be performed, though the pre-surgical tooth movements can begin one to two years prior to these ages.


How does surgical orthodontics work?
The diagnoses and surgical approach are decided between the patient and the oral surgeon. Due to the complexity of each individual case it is hard to make any generalization. However, most patients will be scheduled for regular orthodontic adjustments nine to twelve months prior to surgery and will be finalized with orthodontic treatment six to nine months thereafter. Usually, surgery is performed in the hospital with an oral surgeon, and can take several hours depending on the amount and type of surgery needed.  Upon completion of the surgery, you should be able to return to school or work within two weeks. After the necessary healing time (about 4–8 weeks), your orthodontist "fine-tunes" your bite. In most cases, braces are removed within 6–12 months following surgery. After your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.

go to top

 

 

 

 

Emergency Care

Braces are delicate and must be taken care of properly in order to prevent an orthodontic emergency. Pay attention to the type of foods that you select to eat when you have braces.  Our office provides each patient with a home care kit and detailed instructions of common problems. As a general rule each patient should call the office when they are experiencing severe pain or when they have a painful appliance problem that can't be taken care of on their own. We'll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem.  In case of a loose bracket or band, while it is attached to the wire, do not detach it. Please leave it in place. You may want to place wax on it if you experience discomfort. If it comes out completely, wrap the band or bracket in a soft tissue and bring it with you to your appointment.  Allowing your appliance to remain damaged may add complexity or result in disruptions in your treatment plan. 

For further information regarding emergency care please visit the following video:

The following solutions may help you relieve your discomfort.

Poking Wire
Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.

Loose Bracket or Band
If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire you should leave it in place and put wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket with a tissue.

Loose Wire
Use tweezers to try to place your wire back into place. If you have tried to do this unsuccessfully, and using wax doesn’t help, as a last resort, use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If your discomfort continues, place wax on it.

Loose Appliance
If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part of your appliance. 

Headgear Does Not Fit
Sometimes headgear discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by your orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If the facebow is bent, please call our office for assistance. Surprisingly, the headgear may hurt less if it’s worn more, so be sure you’re getting in the prescribed hours.

General Soreness
When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and your teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. This can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water rinse. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in 8 ounces of warm water and rinse your mouth vigorously. Placing Orabase on the affected area may also help. If the tenderness is severe, take aspirin, Advil or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain. 
The lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen up and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We'll show you how!

go to top

 

 

 

 

Finance Options

We are committed to providing you with affordable, competitive and high-quality treatment options and a payment plan that fits your budget if needed. We accept checks, cash, care credit and all major credit cards.  If you have dental insurance coverage, we accept a wide range of insurance plans, including, but not limited to, Delta Dental, Delta PMI, Blue Cross, United Concordia and MetLife. We have variety of financial options to offer including financing with no interest and monthly payment plans. We are familiar with working with employer flex plans and can help you to not let your dollars be wasted.  Achieving your beautiful smile is our priority and we do our best to accommodate your financial situation.

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Insurance policies vary, so we will review your individual plan to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file the claims for you.  To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.
Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change or terminate, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.

OrthoDontics