Welcome to Orthodontics Only in Moreno Valley

Do you have concerns about your or your child’s smile? If so, come to Orthodontics Only in Moreno Valley. Here, we offer top-notch care in an environment designed to put patients at ease. You help us guide your treatment and actively participate in the process. The end result is a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

Treating Patients of All Ages

We are firm believers that everyone can benefit from a healthier smile. And that isn’t just our opinion; children as young as seven can live a better life with the help of orthodontics. As for adults, there is no age limit. We have the skills and technology needed to treat patients of any age. From assessments for children to invisible braces for working professionals, we do it all.

Treatments That Work for You

Part of getting the care you need is getting past the barriers standing in your way. Here at Orthodontics Only, we acknowledge this and take active steps to make treatment work for you. From financials to concerns about the look of braces, we know how to knock down whatever is standing in your way. Fixing your smile is an investment in yourself, one which we know is worth making.

If you are in Moreno Valley and want to learn more about how orthodontics can benefit you or your child, contact our office and schedule your consultation.

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Invisalign

When all you have is one option, you tend to accept it, for good and for bad. For decades, that was the case with braces. There was one option that was the same across the board—save for some slight color customization. Every patient wore it, and many of them were less than satisfied with it, even when it delivered incredible results.

Invisalign was the start of an orthodontic revolution, and while many other appliances have since emerged, Invisalign remains on top. Here is what you need to know about this form of treatment.

How Does Invisalign Work? +

The mechanism of movement with Invisalign isn’t all that different from with braces. With braces, wires direct pressure applied to the teeth to move them. With Invisalign, it is that shape of the aligners that applies the force. The aligners are made from very firm clear plastic, which makes them highly effective at exhorting force. Each aligner is a different shape, which allows that force to change as you move to the next aligner in the series. By the end, the teeth are in their ideal location.

How Is Invisalign Made? +

The process begins with a non-invasive 3D digital scan of the dental anatomy. This scan is then used by Invisalign’s software to generate a treatment plan. The doctor reviews this plan and tweaks it if necessary. Once everything is perfect, you are shown the digital estimate of what treatment will look like step by step, all the way to your new and improved smile. If you approve and wish to start treatment, the files are sent off and the aligners are made.

What Makes Invisalign Great? +

Everyone seems to love Invisalign, but before you jump into treatment, you should know why. The obvious reason is that the aligners are invisible when worn, but there is more to this system than the discreet treatment it offers. Here are the many reasons why our patients love Invisalign treatment.

  • 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

If these benefits sound good to you, it is time to learn more about this treatment option. Schedule your Invisalign consultation today.

iCat FLX 3D Cone Beam

Orthodontics is amazing, but some elements of it aren’t exactly enjoyable. One of the more annoying aspects? Dental impressions. Having a tray filled with gluey material in your mouth just isn’t fun. But now, we do not need to rely on this old method of taking impressions—we have something better. And that is the iCat FLX 3D Cone Beam.

Recently, we added this element to our intraoral digital scanner. This makes it so that we can take crisper images that capture the complete dental and facial anatomy. It renders 3D images that are much more precise than traditional impressions, and the process is by far more comfortable.

The iCat FLX is a powerful tool to have for treatment. It allows us to evaluate minor conditions, such as small spacing issues, to major ones, like restricted airways. When you work with us, you can feel confident that you are getting the most accurate treatment possible.

To learn more about iCat non-invasive scans, schedule a consultation.

Braces Basics

Every patient is unique in their wants and needs for treatment. That is why taking a one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t make sense. Luckily, if you come to Orthodontics Only in Moreno Valley, you won’t be confined to a single type of braces; we offer lots of options so your treatment can be an enjoyable experience.

  • Traditional Metal Braces

    Every patient is unique in their wants and needs for treatment. That is why taking a one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t make sense. Luckily, if you come to Orthodontics Only in Moreno Valley, you won’t be confined to a single type of braces; we offer lots of options so your treatment can be an enjoyable experience.

  • Damon Braces

    Damon braces are somewhat similar to traditional braces, but they have a more streamlined look. This is because they are self-ligating, so no ties are used. This makes them less visible and more comfortable. And, it ends up that they are more effective than braces with ties.

  • Damon Clear

    If you like the idea of Damon braces but really want an option that is less visible, Damon Clear is a good choice for you. These braces have special brackets designed to blend in with the teeth. This makes them difficult for others to see, but their quality is the same as that of the original system.

  • Incognito

    Here is a question you may have asked yourself once: why do braces need to be placed on the fronts of the teeth? Well, they don’t need to be. We offer lingual braces, which go on the tongue side of the teeth. The version we offer is custom made and called Incognito.

  • Gold Braces

    Not everyone dislikes the look of braces. In fact, it can be fun. But not everyone looks good with silver. For those with warmer tones, gold braces can be a better option. These are traditional braces with a gold coating, making them fun and elegant.

  • Invisalign

    Invisalign is an invisible form of treatment that moves the teeth as well as braces when treating mild to moderate dental issues. The aligners fit flush against the teeth, applying pressure through their shape. Treatment goes quickly and is comfortable, making it a popular choice.

To learn more about these options and to determine which is right for you

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Children’s Orthodontic Treatment

At what age do children start orthodontic treatment? That all depends. Most of our young patients will begin their treatment around age 12. However, we do work with some who require early treatment. Here is what parents need to know about treatment for these younger children.

The Importance of Age Seven +

Seven may be a lucky number, but in orthodontics, it is more than that: it is the age when all children should first see an orthodontist. At this age, permanent teeth have begun to come in, and this makes it easy for the doctor to see if significant issues are developing. However, the child will still have lots of growing to do, and that can be used to make treatment more effective. Seeing the doctor at age seven guarantees the largest possible window of opportunity for correcting significant issues.

Why Early Treatment Matters +

Very few children need early treatment, but for those who do, it is vital. Starting treatment with younger children is only suggested when there are severe abnormalities present. The goal is to treat these abnormalities uses appliances only, avoiding the need for surgery and tooth extraction. Early treatment means a better outcome and a better experience for the child.

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 who have problems with their smile believe that there is nothing to do but live with them. They figure the window of opportunity for treatment closes at the end of the teenage years and their chance is gone. In truth, adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment. About a fifth of all our patients are over the age of 21.

What Stops Adults For Seeking Treatment? +

Many patients have their own unique reasons for not seeking treatment earlier, but in most cases, they come down to three main things:

  • They think that they missed their chance for treatment
  • They believe braces look unprofessional
  • They assume treatment is too costly

However, these are misconceptions. In reality, none of these need to be barriers to seeking treatment.

Addressing the Misconceptions +

Adults can receive orthodontic treatment. The only things that may delay the start of treatment are gum and bone disease. However, these issues can be addressed so that treatment may begin.

As for the look of braces, there are many options beyond traditional metal braces. There are those that are less visible, hidden behind the teeth, or even fully invisible. The look of braces is a non-issue.

As for cost, orthodontic care isn’t cheap, but there are ways to make it more affordable. Insurance, payments plans, and discounts can help it work for you. We can go over these options in person.

Getting Started

If you want a healthier, more attractive smile, now is when you should get started. Schedule your initial consultation to learn more.

If you want a healthier, more attractive smile, now is the time to get started.

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

to learn about your options.

What our Patient’s Say!

Benjamin D

I thought my teeth were not that bad. But after a friend told me that I might need braces because I had gaps in between some of my teeth that never really bothered me because at that time I was only 12 years old. I asked her where she got her braces and she told me she went to Orthodontics Only. At that time, we had no insurance so my parents asked the receptionist if they have financing and how much the interest rate is. She said they have zero percent financing so my parents were glad about this. Now I’m glad I listened to my friend’s advice on getting braces because everybody tells me how beautiful my smile is. Thanks so much Orthodontics Only!

John M.

My classmates used to make fun of my teeth at school because they were crooked and ugly. I was feeling so depressed and I didn’t want to go out anymore. My dad saw an ad on the newspaper for Orthodontics Only and asked me if I would like to go for a consultation. I didn’t have to wait long for the doctor to see me, she was very nice and she explained the procedure to me and made it easy to understand. Now after two years of treatment, my teeth are all straight, my confidence came back and I feel great every time I go out. All thanks to Orthodontics Only and their staff.

David S

I was not happy with my smile a few years ago. I felt embarrassed because I had crooked teeth and I was afraid to smile sometimes. My mom suggested I get braces to correct my smile. She had heard really good things about Orthodontics Only so she decided to take me there. The doctor was very nice and friendly and she explained how my treatment will be. I decided to start my treatment that very same day. My teeth are perfect! I am no longer embarrassed to smile. Thank you Orthodontics Only!

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Orthodontics Only (Moreno Valley)

23750 Alessandro Blvd #O-102

Moreno Valley, CA 92553
310-676-4000