Affordable Braces are Not a Myth

As an effective way to improve looks, comfort and health with one treatment, braces are a smart investment for patients of all ages. Different types of braces, with a variety of advantages in a number of areas, are available to patients who want a healthy bite and straight teeth. Before getting orthodontics, patients can discuss their options with Dr. Castilla to ensure that they will be happy with their treatment and results. Here is more about the advantages of affordable braces through Castilla Orthodontics near Silverton, OR and who is a candidate.

Advantages of Cost-Effective Orthodontics

Affordable braces near Silverton, OR offer multiple long-term benefits to patients, whether children, teens, or adults, who receive them. For example, patients may enjoy healthier teeth and increased confidence as their looks are improved by straighter teeth and more symmetrical smiles. Comfort during chewing is also improved when the teeth make contact correctly after being repositioned. With all the nooks and crannies fitting properly, patients are less likely to suffer from tooth decay and gum disease and their potential complications, such as jaw bone deterioration and systemic illness. Finally, digestion and assimilation of nutrients is facilitated by teeth that can break down food with ease after correction.

Candidacy for Braces

Candidacy for affordable braces near Silverton, OR varies depending on treatment requirements, goals and method of orthodontic treatment chosen. Certain types of correction may qualify for certain methods but not for others. When patients seek fast correction of minor bite irregularities, our orthodontist may recommend one of a few available rapid options. With different types of braces available to match preferences related to aesthetics, comfort, and treatment time, patients can benefit from speaking to Dr. Castilla about their options to ensure that they are satisfied with their results.

Affordable braces near Silverton, OR are obtainable for patients who want to correct their teeth and enjoy a lifetime of improved well-being and appearance. Traditional metal braces, Invisalign, ceramic braces and lingual braces are just some of the options open to most individuals. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ana Castilla and Castilla Orthodontics near Silverton, OR, patients can learn more about the factors involved in the cost of braces and find out about their candidacy for individual treatments. Call Dr. Castilla at: 503.399.0721

Why Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

Dr. Ana Castilla and the professionals at Castilla Orthodontics near Keizer, OR know that a thorough dental evaluation will reveal how your child’s teeth and mouth are growing. To evaluate how a child’s teeth are developing, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child get an examination with either a dentist or orthodontist by age 7. There are many reasons why you should have a dentist or an orthodontist examine your child’s mouth while they still have their baby teeth.

The Benefit of Early Intervention

Many orthodontic patients receive better treatment outcomes when a problem is identified and corrected early on. For youngsters especially, a consultation with a qualified orthodontist may indicate where and how a young patient’s permanent (adult) teeth will grow in by examining the arrangement of the teeth and jaw while the primary (baby) teeth are still present in the child’s mouth.

Dr. Ana Castilla and the professionals at Castilla Orthodontics near Keizer OR have years of experience with children’s orthodontic treatment. A consultation from the Castilla Orthodontics team also will give you the opportunity to become more familiar with the options for treatment that might become necessary as your child continues to grow.

Conditions to Watch For

A dentist or orthodontist can identify and correct several conditions with orthodontic treatments.

  • Crowding
  • Open Bite
  • Cross Bite
  • Deep Bite
  • Spacing
  • Teeth emerging out of position

Interceptive Treatment

Interceptive treatment is designed to treat a problem before it becomes a problem, making current orthodontic treatment easier and possible future treatments less invasive.Your child may need interceptive treatment for any progressing orthodontic problems.

Phase One of Treatment

Dr. Ana Castilla will examine their young patient and evaluate how your child’s teeth will develop after they lose their primary teeth. They will then work to guide the growth of the jaw and to make room for newly emerging teeth, so that crowding of the teeth won’t occur. This will also lower the risk of damage to any new teeth that are protruding or are starting to protrude.

Phase Two of Treatment

This phase usually involves treatment with braces. Braces are designed to move your child’s permanent teeth into their correct final positions and to improve teeth function and facial appearance.

Give Your Child the Smile They Deserve!

Problems that can be treated in a growing child may relieve the patient of more radical and intrusive orthodontic measures later on in life. A child’s growth rate and their orthodontic treatment approach are meant to progress concurrently. The Castilla Orthodontics team agrees that by timing orthodontic treatment with your child’s stages of development, Dr. Ana Castilla can make treatment easier by taking advantage of your child’s rate of growth.

Dr. Ana Castilla and the team at Castilla Orthodontics near Keizer OR can help answer any questions that you might have about children’s orthodontics. To schedule a consultation, call: 503.399.0721

Is Invisalign Teen Right for My Child?

For teens, the idea of undergoing orthodontic treatment may be a stressful prospect. No one wants to look at photos of their teenage-era summer vacation, cousin’s graduation party, or everyday Instagram candids and feel self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, traditional metal braces are no longer the only option for teenage orthodontic treatment; now there’s Invisalign Teen.

Castilla Orthodontics in Salem, OR offers their patients treatment with Invisalign Teen, a custom solution just for teens that is more comfortable and less obvious than traditional braces and is equally effective in most cases. If you or your child is interested in this treatment, read these important points from Dr. Ana Castilla:

Invisalign Teen:

A series of clear, plastic aligner trays that are custom made to fit over the teeth. They work in the same way as traditional braces do to gently move teeth to their optimal positions within the mouth and deliver a straight and healthy smile. Patients in Salem, OR may believe that they are not eligible for treatment with Invisalign because they have a complicated or unique case. Dr. Ana Castilla treats patients with a range of orthodontic treatment needs with Invisalign.

Invisalign Teen is removable.

Invisalign Teen gives the wearer the freedom to eat the foods they love without having to be concerned about damage to their teeth or dental work. Invisalign is removable by the wearer to eat, brush, floss, and clean the aligner tray, so care and maintenance is easy. Invisalign allows the wearer the freedom to participate in sports or play a musical instrument because Invisalign is removable. Because Invisalign is removable, it can be forgotten or misplaced. Dr. Ana Castilla reminds Invisalign Teen patients to be conscientious about keeping the Invisalign tray safe and secure while it is not being worn.

Invisalign Teen is completely clear.

Invisalign Teen gives patients in Salem, OR the opportunity to feel fully confident in their smiles while undergoing treatment. Only the patient wearing the Invisalign aligners can tell they’re there, making for a more cosmetically pleasing system than traditional metal braces. Treatment with Invisalign, like any other orthodontic treatment system, requires the patient to wear a retainer to ensure long-lasting results after treatment.

Invisalign Teen is the clear alternative to braces for teenage patients needing orthodontic treatment in Salem, OR. To learn more about treatment with Invisalign Teen, visit Castilla Orthodontics in Salem, OR or contact Dr. Ana Castilla at: 503.399.0721

Dentist or Orthodontist? What’s the Difference?

Dr. Ana Castilla of Castilla Orthodontics near Dallas, OR has some tips to help patients to distinguish between a dentist and an orthodontist. The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist may be indistinguishable to some people. Something that many folks don’t know is that all orthodontists can be dentists, but not all dentists can be orthodontists. They are both certified oral health care professionals, both treat and maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and both have the education and experience to be called doctors. In these areas, they are pretty comparable. However, there are more differences than similarities.

What’s the difference?

All orthodontists require further schooling and more experience in their specialty (orthodontics) beyond their dental school training. A similar example would be if a medical doctor elects to take special training to become a surgeon. So, if a dentist has a patient with a dental malocclusion, they will refer them to an orthodontist for treatment.

What services do they provide?

Dentists typically deal problems like:

  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Decay
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening

An orthodontist is a dentist that specializes in the alignment of your teeth, and their services typically are employed to correct:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and other corrective treatments are methods an orthodontist might use to treat these issues.

What Kind of Care Do You Need?

Orthodontists help with crooked teeth, underbites and overbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, overcrowded teeth, and the effective treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. An orthodontist should be consulted for other jaw issues as well. While your dentist may be qualified to offer their patients fillings, TMJ treatments, and other orthodontic care, putting your smile in the hands of a qualified professional orthodontist can help a patient to experience better treatment outcomes.

Any Questions?

Dr. Ana Castilla and the team at Castilla Orthodontics can help answer any questions you might have about orthodontics near Dallas, OR. If you still have questions about the differences between dentistry and orthodontics, or to schedule an appointment, call: 503.399.0721