23517 Main St. Suite 106
Carson, CA 90745
(Valid until May 27th 2017)
Dental Implants $49 month Invisalign $99 month
Braces $99 month
Childrens Special Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning $59.00
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
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Experienced Teeth Straightening for Children and Adults
Braces solve many problems, such as a mouth overcrowded with teeth, teeth with too much space in between, crossbites, underbites, and overbites. All of these conditions sum up to a less than stellar smile and a greater chance of other dental problems. When teeth are not straight and aligned, they are harder to clean with brushing and flossing. Proper chewing can be difficult, resulting in poorer nutrition. Tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss can all happen when your teeth are not straight or aligned.
Options for Braces
At Care Dental Center we offer our patients a wide variety of braces and corrective appliances. As one of the respected providers of braces has to offer, Dr. Barkhordar will work with you and educate you on the best type of braces to use to perfect your smile. All braces work on the same basic principle: a device that gently moves teeth into the proper position over time.
These traditional braces consist of metal brackets that are bonded to teeth. A system of wires then connects the brackets. The wires, and sometimes elastic bands, connected to the brackets, are then tightened periodically to keep applying pressure, which move the teeth into the correct, aligned position. Traditional braces are worn for approximately 6 to 30 months, with periodic adjustments during that time. Metal braces are usually the most economic solution.
Many young patients enjoy having different colored elastic bands as a way to bring color and fun to their smile during the period of time they need to wear braces. Kids can be great at turning a potentially self-conscious producing experience into one that says, “Let’s make the best of it!” We have many different colors to choose from. Every time the patient comes in for an adjustment, a new color can be chosen. Or instead of just once color, you can mix and match different ones. Show off your personality by celebrating your school’s colors, or signal the holiday season with red and green or blue and white. The possibilities are endless!
These braces work the same way as metal braces, except that they are less noticeable. Instead of metal, the brackets are made of a strong, tooth-colored composite, and the wires can also be clear, making the appearance of braces even more invisible. For individuals who feel too self-conscious with metal braces, ceramic braces can be an ideal solution.
What Happens After Braces Are Removed?
With braces, quite often, patients will need to wear a retainer for a while after braces are removed. That’s because teeth can sometimes still move, and a retainer helps the bone around the teeth to adhere more solidly and hold the teeth more firmly. Usually, the retainer is worn full time for a period of time specified by Dr. Barkhordar, and then part time for some months or even a year. This may be especially true for adults who are getting braces for the first time, and it may be recommended they wear retainers for some time after their braces. Dr. Barkhordar will advise you of what is needed for your individual case.
Get A Beautiful Smile with Braces
At Care Dental Center, Dr. Barkhordar can evaluate your orthodontic needs and advise you of your best options. You or your child can have a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime with braces. Dr. Barkhordar will conduct a thorough exam, including x-rays and impressions, to see the exact condition of your teeth and jaw. Then he can show you which type of braces will help you achieve the results you want.
“I was referred to Dr. Omid Barkhordar by my general dentist for a special procedure. I was very impressed by him. I had no pain or discomfort during and after procedure. His office staff is very professional and friendly, and the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Dr. Barkhordar’s office.”
- Patient Testimonial
I can not say enough about See Me Smile Dental, Dr. Omid, and his staff. I hope you will consider them if you live or work in Gardena because they have proven to be one of the best dental offices I have ever been to!