Welcome to Orthodontics Only in Hawthorne
If you are in the South Bay Area near Hawthorne, a beautiful, healthy smile is well within your reach. At Orthodontics Only, we offer the highest quality orthodontic treatment options in a comfortable and friendly environment. Here, you are an active participant in your treatment, given the chance to select the methods best suited to you and empowered with the knowledge you need.
Treating Patients of All Ages
No matter how young or old a patient is, our practice has the skills and technology needed to treat them. We work with children, teens, and adults on a regular basis, offering treatment methods that take into consideration their varied physical and social needs. Whether you are looking for an orthodontic assessment for a young child or invisible braces that work in a professional environment, our practice has you covered.
Treatments That Work for You
Every patient is unique, and that means a practice must offer more than one type of treatment to meet the needs of every client. That is why we offer multiple types of braces, braces alternatives, head gear, and other appliances. Not only do we offer the variety patients need, but we also make our treatment affordable through various payment methods and plans. With us, your treatment can truly work for you.
If you are in Hawthorne and need orthodontic treatment or an evaluation, contact Orthodontics Only and schedule your consultation.
As soon as it hit the scene, Invisalign became the treatment that everyone wants. Once you learn more about it, you will understand why. This revolutionary form of treatment changed the game for orthodontics patients, and you might find that it is the best option for you.
In Hawthorne, Invisalign is the orthodontic treatment every patient wants. It is easy to see why the Invisalign system offers comfortable correction of the smile with minimal office visits and no visible appliances. As a result, throughout the Hawthorne area, Invisalign is highly sought after. Orthodontics Only has successfully treated thousands of people with Invisalign, check out our Reviews and Testimonial page, our YouTube channel, or our before and after to see actual patients results. Orthodontics Only has been working with the Invisalign system since 1999, making him one of the most experienced orthodontists in the nation. In fact, he is a Hawthorne Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider and has long been amongst the top three orthodontists working with the Invisalign system worldwide. In Hawthorne Invisalign treatment with Orthodontics Only is the top of the line.
What is it that makes him such an expert? In order to earn the title of Elite Preferred Provider, he must keep up his education with Align Technology. This means that as the company develops new techniques and equipment, he is among the first in the orthodontic community to learn and apply them. He is also required to treat a minimum of 100 Invisalign patients each year. We are proud to offer Invisalign, Invisalign teen, Invisalign express and Invisalign 5. Please contact us with any questions you may have or request an appointment to schedule a no charge initial consultation.
How Does Invisalign Work? +
Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners in place of metal brackets and wires. These aligners look similar to plastic retainers or tooth whitening trays. However, they are much stronger and are designed not to hold teeth in place, but to move them into their desired locations.
Each aligner is shaped to place pressure on specific teeth. With each aligner switch, the pressure changes. Over the course of treatment, this pressure gets the teeth to where they need to be for a healthier and more attractive smile.
How Is Invisalign Made? +
Prior to the start of treatment, a digital scan is taken of your digital anatomy. This scan is pain-free and non-invasive. The scan is then used by Invisalign’s software to plan each step of treatment. Each step of treatment then becomes an aligner or aligner set. Because the plan is made in full before
treatment starts, patients can see themselves with the final result before agreeing to move forward.
What Makes Invisalign Great? +
For so many people to seek out Invisalign treatment, there has to be something great about it. In fact, there are many things that are wonderful about this form of orthodontic treatment. Here are just a few reasons why patients love Invisalign:
- It is invisible when worn
- The aligners are more comfortable than metal braces
- Treatment is often faster with Invisalign
- It does not impact speech
- You can remove it when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
- You make adjustments by swapping out aligners, so you see us less
All that sounds pretty great to us. If it also sounds wonderful to you, it is time to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Schedule your consultation today.
The word “braces” tends to conjure up a specific image: an awkward teen sporting giant brackets, shiny wires, and colorful ligature ties. In the past, that is all that braces were. Now, there are lots of options on the market, giving patients the chance to find the system that best suits their needs. Here are the braces we offer at Orthodontics Only in Hawthorne.
Traditional Metal Braces
Are these the braces you picture in your head? Kind of. While they are made of that shiny metal we associate with braces, they are not as large as they used to be. Now, brackets are smaller and the entire appliance is lighter in weight. These braces are the cheapest form of treatment and are highly effective
If the idea of braces sounds good, but you still feel they are not discreet enough, you can opt for clear braces. These braces use clear brackets that blend in with the teeth. As a result, they are more difficult for others to see, but they still offer the quality results of the original system.
For some patients, the look of braces isn’t exactly a problem, but they wish there were other color options. If silver isn’t your thing, why not give gold a shot? Gold braces are essentially traditional metal braces with a gold coating. It gives them a certain fun flare that can be quite elegant.
Invisalign is an invisible form of treatment that accomplishes the same results as braces, but without using braces at all. Instead, it uses clear aligners that fit perfectly against the teeth, applying pressure exactly where it is needed. Treatment is quick and comfortable, making it a popular option.
To learn more about these options and to determine which is right for you, schedule a consultation.
To learn more about these options and to determine which is right for you
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Children’s Orthodontic Treatment
While we tend to think of orthodontic treatment as starting around age 12, some patients can benefit from earlier treatment. As such, we recommend that all children see an orthodontist on or around their seventh birthday. Doing so can help prevent significant struggles later in life.
Why Age Seven? +
Seven isn’t just a lucky number—it also happens to be the age at which children have enough permanent teeth to allow orthodontists to spot significant issues. At the same time, their bones still have a lot of growing to do, which means the doctor can use this growth to accomplish a significant amount of correction. Being seen at age seven gives doctors the best window of opportunity for correcting major orthodontic problems.
Why Early Treatment Matters +
The vast majority of children seen at age seven will not need early treatment. However, a few will. When early treatment is suggested, it is because waiting until the child is older could mean requiring surgeries, tooth extraction, or head gear—all of which are things most patients would prefer to avoid. Early intervention is cheaper, more comfortable, and less painful than other methods, so if it is suggested, it is vital for it to happen.
What Early Treatment Can Accomplish +
- Guide jaw growth
- Reduce risk of trauma from protruding teeth
- Correct poor oral habits
- Improve facial balance
- Correct crossbites
- Guide placement of permanent teeth
- Make it easier to clean teeth
Early Treatment Appliances
- Rapid Palatal Expander: An appliance that can widen both the upper and lower arches.
- Removable Dentofacial-Orthopedic Appliances: This includes bionators, functional appliance, neck gear, head gear, and reverse pull headgear.
- Lingual Arch: A space maintainer on the lower teeth.
- Braces: The traditional form of treatment.
- Invisalign: Used as a braces alternative when suitable.
To find out if your child requires early treatment, schedule a consultation.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Many adults with orthodontic problems assume that they have passed the age for treatment. However, this is not true. About a fifth of all orthodontic patients are over the age of 21, with more and more adults seeking treatment every day.
What Stops Adults From Seeking Treatment? +
There are generally three reasons adults do not seek treatment: they think they missed their chance, they worry about the look of braces, and they assume treatment is too expensive. As it ends up, adults do not need to fret over any of this. There is no reason for those over the age of 21 to skip orthodontic treatment.
Addressing the Misconceptions +
Adults are eligible for orthodontic treatment as long as their gums and bones are healthy. Even if they aren’t, orthodontists and dentists can work with the patient to improve their oral health so they can start treatment. This means you cannot be too old for treatment.
But what about the look of braces? In the United States, it is not common for adults to sport traditional metal braces. However, that is because they do not have to. There are many alternatives on the market that are less visible or even invisible. Do not let the look of braces stop you.
Then there is cost. Orthodontic care has a reputation for being expensive. While it isn’t cheap, it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are numerous ways to make it affordable, from using insurance coverage to opting for flexible payment plans. If you need treatment, it can be accessible.