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Pretty smiles don’t matter if you are always in pain

Multi-loop Edgewise Archwire
 
Have you been told you may need jaw surgery? 
Is aligning your teeth too complex for some orthodontists?   

 

You may be a candidate for the Multiloop Edgewise Archwire (MEAW) technique. Come in for a consultation to see if MEAW is right for you.

 

The Multiloop Edgewise Archwire technique was first introduced to the orthodontic community more than 20 years ago. It is a very intricate, complex, nonsurgical method for treating patients who would normally require surgical realignment of the jaws. This technique utilizes braces, custom-formed looped archwires, and elastics to guide teeth into the correct positions.

 

There are very few orthodontists in California trained in the MEAW technique and offering it as a treatment option to their patients. Our doctors are constantly striving to stay on the cutting edge of technology and orthodontic treatment. Therefore, we have chosen to offer the MEAW technique because it provides our patients with a comfortable, noninvasive alternative to surgery.

WEARING BRACES

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It's important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment. 

Suresmile®

 

We believe in offering advanced treatment options to our patients, such as suresmile®. Suresmile orthodontic technology enables us to create individualized treatment plans designed to move your teeth to their correct position more efficiently than ever before. The suresmile system begins with a 3D computer model of your teeth, which the doctors then use to create customized, robotically fabricated wires to move your teeth, achieving the optimal esthetics and function.

 

Call us today to learn more about suresmile and to schedule your free consultation.

Invisalign® 

We are a certified provider of Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®.

 

Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners that appear invisible so no one can tell you’re wearing them.

 

At your initial consultation, we will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.

 

To get started, we will use a digital scanning system to create 3D digital images of your teeth. Then we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.

 

You will wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. At every stage, you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you.

 

To schedule a free consultation to determine if Invisalign is right for you, contact us today.

TMD/TMJ 

We can give you the TMJ help you need! Our practice is dedicated to helping patients who suffer from jaw pain or TMD (temporomandibular disorder). In fact, many people who suffer from chronic headaches are unknowingly dealing with one of the most common symptoms of TMD. These headaches, however, are anything but common.

 

Jaw pain, headaches, and migraines caused by TMD require unique diagnosis and treatment skills. Because these headaches are triggered by an underlying physical disorder, it is essential to treat the problem to stop the headaches and migraines from occurring. Too often, only the symptoms — the headaches themselves — are addressed.

 

Malfunction of the TMJ can cause headaches in a number of different ways. When the joint is compromised, proper tooth alignment is often disrupted. This can cause unnatural bite patterns and uneven tooth wear. Each of these occurrences can result in radiating pain throughout the neck, face, and head. Also, many TMD patients clench or grind their teeth, particularly at night. This action puts tremendous stress on the TMJ that can cause chronic jaw pain and headaches. TMD can also lead to misalignment of the jaw itself.

 

The body’s natural response to any or all of these issues is to send pain signals to the brain. What typically results is a headache that can last from a matter of minutes to several hours and can range from mild to crippling. Even worse, the effects of TMD continuously deteriorate the condition of the teeth and jaws, increasing the frequency and severity of headaches with time.

 

At WAO, we are able to diagnose and treat your chronic jaw pain, TMJ, headaches, migraines, and related ailments using cutting-edge technology. Contact us today to learn more.

"The greatest wealth we can give our children is good health."

"The greatest wealth we can give our children is good health."

"The greatest wealth we can give our children is good health."