San Ramon Orthodontics
Orthodontists located in San Ramon, CA
Orthodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that focuses on tooth positioning and alignment. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Dr. Hannah Karkhanechi at San Ramon Orthodontics provides professional and comprehensive orthodontic solutions to men, women, and families living in or around San Ramon, California. Call or go online today to book an appointment with Dr. Karkhanechi.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics refers to the dental specialty that focuses on your jaw and teeth. In particular, orthodontists specialize in resolving any issues relating to improper bites — also known as malocclusions.
An orthodontist’s primary goal is to:
- Close wide gaps in teeth
- Stop excessive wear
- Eliminate wide gaps
- Align teeth tips
- Fix crooked teeth
- Improve long-term gum and tooth health
- Secure proper oral function
- Treat improper bites
In most cases, orthodontists recommend treatments that range from traditional braces to Invisalign to removable appliances to solve bite and alignment-related complications, as well as palatal expanders and more.
Their expert and advanced training allow them to offer a wide range of dental services that restore your smile and make sure your teeth are healthily positioned.
Orthodontic care at San Ramon Orthodontics has countless benefits. Proper orthodontic care can significantly lower your chances of exposure to decay and gingivitis.
What does an orthodontic consultation involve?
During your appointment with Dr. Karkhanechi, you can expect a series of thorough examinations that help her determine precisely the root of any given symptom and suggest a treatment plan to eliminate it. To give you the most comprehensive assessment, she might:
- Review of your complete dental and medical histories
- Perform a full dental exam
- Order X-rays of your jaw and teeth
- Create plaster models of your teeth
Each one of these steps is integral to determining the positional and alignment issues your teeth face.
When should you see an orthodontist?
You should consider booking an appointment with Dr. Karkhanechi if you’ve noticed that you have crooked or crowded teeth. Another reason why you should seriously consider orthodontics is if you have known malocclusions and alignment issues.
What are malocclusions?
As one of the most common types of orthodontic issues, malocclusions refer to improper alignment in your bite. In most cases, malocclusions occur when your teeth and jaw haven’t developed properly. Some causes for this might include:
- Early injuries to the teeth
- Facial bone injuries
- Thumb sucking
If you’ve noticed that your child sucks their thumb, you should get in the habit of preventing them from doing so. Thumb sucking is the most common cause of malocclusions, and Dr. Karkhanechi can help your child develop healthy habits to avoid thumb sucking at a young age.
Orthodontics is one of the most effective dental specialties. Get in touch with San Ramon Orthodontics today by phone or online to book an appointment.