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Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry provides comprehensive orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can create a beautiful, healthy smile by using state-of-the-art orthodontic techniques and equipment.

What do braces do?

Braces apply gentle pressure to move a patient’s teeth into proper alignment, correct an uneven bite, and can help treat jaw joint disorders. Treatment time is case specific and dependent on age, how well the patient cooperates with the treatment, and the severity of their dental issues.

Orthodontic treatment is available and suitable for patients of all ages, although research shows that one in five orthodontic patients are adults. It is never too late to have straight teeth. During your consultation, ask us about tooth-colored braces, or the clear way to straighten teeth with Invisalign.

Orthodontic care options at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry include the following:

Tooth-colored brackets

These are ideal for individuals who want to make their braces less noticeable. Unlike traditional metal brackets, tooth-colored brackets are made of durable dental ceramic and matched to the color of your natural teeth.

The benefits of ceramic braces include:

  • Greater comfort – The ceramic brackets will not irritate the lips, gums, and cheeks, the way that the metal brackets on traditional braces are known to do.
  • Superior aesthetics – The brackets can be matched to the existing shade of your teeth, allowing them to blend into your smile and be more difficult for other people to notice.
  • Strength – Ceramic braces are quite durable, almost stronger than traditional metal braces.
  • Work faster – Generally speaking, patients can achieve desired results quicker with ceramic braces than with clear aligners.

Functional Orthodontics

Focuses on repositioning the upper and lower jaws to create a better profile, a comfortable bite, and straightens teeth.

Can also be used to expand sinuses, or to correct breathing problems or sleep breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.

Neuromuscular orthodontics

Neuromuscular orthodontics is a subset of functional orthodontics that focuses on straightening teeth for proper alignment to create an optimal bite. Usually used as a phase of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) therapy, neuromuscular orthodontics can correct any shift in jaw position that occurs due to TMJ.

Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry also has a couple of treatment methods available as alternatives to traditional braces. Click here to learn more about our use of the ALF and Crozat appliances—two versions of a light wire appliance that uses very small levels of force to straighten teeth. We also are a certified provider of Invisalign, which uses several sets of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth.

Concerned about the pricing for our ceramic braces or any of our other orthodontic treatment options? Click here to see our policies on payment and what payment options we accept. Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry also works with CareCredit, which offers third-party financing through medical expenses. You then pay for the cost of the procedure through a series of monthly installments at little to no interest that can fit into almost any budget.

Orthodontics in Scotts Valley

Ready to learn more? Call our office at (831) 824-5111 to schedule an appointment.

Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry serves patients located in the California communities of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley.