Dr. Zulma Castaneda treats patients of all ages. Her careful assessment ensures only the treatment that will best correct your orthodontic issues is prescribed. The caring touch and great rapport Dr. Castaneda and her team exhibit ensure all patients feel welcomed at Castaneda Orthodontics!
Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends young child make their first visit to the orthodontist around age seven. This is a critical time in the diagnosis and correction of tooth and jaw problems, as the child begins to lose their baby teeth for their permanent ones. Read more here.
Orthodontic Treatment for Teens
Flip through an 8th grader’s yearbook and you’re bound to see lots of faces with braces! Adolescence is the most common time to treat orthodontic issues. 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment. More and more discreet options are being developed for teens apprehensive about wearing braces – including Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Castaneda explains Orthodontic Treatment for Teens here.
Orthodontics for Adults
No one is too old for orthodontic treatment! Adults take advantage of the latest orthodontic treatments for a number of reasons. Dr. Castaneda offers an extensive treatment suite for adults that includes many alternatives to traditional braces including clear and ceramic braces, lingual (behind the tooth) braces, and Invisalign. Adult patients can achieve the healthy smile and functioning bite without worrying about their appearance or making changes to their social and professional life. More information about Orthodontic treatment for adults can be reviewed here.