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Why is orthodontics so important?

Braces are not just for pretty smiles (though pretty smiles are great)!

Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on correcting issues  when teeth and jaws that do not fit together as they should. This can affect facial structure and jaw development, healthy breathing, TMJ function and health in children and adults and can be a cause of periodontal disease. 
At Petaluma Dental Group we care about your whole body health. We know that oral health effects your overall health. Orthodontic treatment can be a very important part of preventative and proactive healthcare for many health issues that people do not realize are caused by their teeth, with the added benefit of a beautiful smile and improved function.

 Benefits of Braces 

  • Improved ability to chew food

  • Alleviation of speech impairment

  • Easier to brush, clean and floss teeth

  • Reduced cavities and periodontal disease

  • Reduced grinding and chipping of teeth

  • Reduced risk of injury from protruding teeth

  • Improved breathing

  • Can help with TMJ

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We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, functional and more
beautiful smile!

Types of Braces

Orthodontic treatment in Petaluma CA, is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making this a great time to straighten your teeth and beautify your smile.

Braces  may also be the best thing that ever happened to you or your child. The time and effort you invest in orthodontic treatment will result in a lifetime of improved oral health and, of course, a beautiful smile. At Petaluma Dental Group, we offer several types of braces, as well as clear aligners, to ensure that we can customize our  treatment to your needs.

There are 3 main types of braces: 

Metal braces - made from high quality stainless steel are the most popular type of braces

Ceramic braces - are made from clear ceramic that is virtually clear. This is popular with many adults who desire a more natural look.

Clear Aligners (Invisalign®). - these remarkable clear aligner systems gradually move your teeth to their proper positions. Very popular with those who wish for a more discreet treatment option.

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