What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that studies and treats irregularities of the teeth and jaws. Most often, orthodontic treatments focus on correcting the misalignment of teeth and crooked jaw and bite placement. There are many risks associated with orthodontic treatments, including a greater chance of tooth decay, stress on your facial muscles, and lower self-esteem.  At Lifetime Smiles, we work hard to provide effective, comfortable orthodontics in Escondido, California to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile through Invisalign.


How do orthodontic treatments work?orthodontists at lifetime smiles of escondido, california

Our expert dentists, Dr. McDonald & Dr. Mallakis, have the expertise and training to best treat your smile. Depending on your individual needs, orthodontic treatment may include:

  • Closing spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Straightening teeth that are crooked
  • Gentle re-alignment of crowded teeth
  • Correcting bite problems, such as underbite, overbite, crossbite, and open bite


One of our special orthodontic treatments is Invisalign®. With Invisalign invisible braces, you can straighten your teeth without anyone else knowing!   The best part of wearing aligners versus brackets is the reduced chance of tooth decay since you are able to brush, floss and receive your routine dental care.  To learn more about orthodontic treatment and Invisalign, please call our dental office at 760-747-1811 today! We also invite you to read Dr. McDonald’s blog post about some of the dangers of crooked teeth and how we can correct it.


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