Before & After Orthodontic Treatment

Achieve Your Best Smile With Starnes Orthodontics in Newport Beach

Have you always wanted a beautiful and healthy smile? It’s time to make that smile a reality and visit your Newport Beach and Costa Mesa orthodontist, Dr. Heidi Starnes at Starnes Orthodontics.

At our practice, we’re dedicated to helping children, teenagers, and adults achieve flawless, natural smiles by providing our patients with high quality, individualized orthodontic treatment. We’ve helped many patients realize their best smiles through orthodontic treatment, like braces and Invisalign.

Orthodontic Problems Treated By Our Costa Mesa Orthodontist

Dr. Starnes has a great deal of experience treating a wide range of orthodontic problems and issues including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Deep bites
  • Protruding teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Excessively spaced teeth

Tooth and jaw alignment problems, or malocclusions as they’re also called, often develop at around the age of six or seven, when the primary teeth begin to be replaced with the permanent teeth. However, some children develop malocclusions at an earlier age. This can be due to undesirable oral habits like thumb sucking.

The Earlier the Orthodontic Treatment the Better

Our practice agrees with the recommendation made by the American Association of Orthodontists that all children should receive their first orthodontic evaluation by the time they turn 7 years of age. This is when our orthodontist can detect problems with the alignment of the teeth as most of the permanent teeth have already come in to establish the back bite. When a child is seen by an orthodontist at this early age, that child is given the best opportunity to achieve a lifelong healthy and attractive smile.

Benefits of Treatment with Braces or Clear Aligners

In addition to improving how a smile looks, orthodontic treatment also offers many other benefits.

  • Easier to maintain good oral hygiene as straight teeth are easy to clean
  • Can boost self-confidence
  • Can keep teeth healthy as properly aligned teeth are less prone to tooth decay
  • Can improve speech
  • Can make biting and chewing food easier and more efficient
  • Can reduce wear and tear on teeth
  • Can improve jaw function and even help with jaw dysfunction pain

Interested in Improving Your Smile with Braces or Invisalign?

That brand new smile you’ve been dreaming of is well within your reach! To get started on the path toward the healthy and attractive smile you deserve, please set up your free consultation with Dr. Starnes today by completing the appointment request form or by calling our Newport Beach orthodontics office at (949) 720-8145. We love meeting new patients and are excited to help you achieve the amazingly beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!