Orthodontic Services in Torrance, CA
Show off your straight smile and radiate confidence every day.
Teeth Straightening Solutions for Kids and Adults
Our aligners for teens are easy to use, comfortable, and nearly invisible.
Do you have misaligned teeth and are dreaming of a straighter smile? Or is your child showing signs of crooked teeth, and you want to correct the issue while they’re still young? Beach Cities Orthodontics is here to help.
At your initial consultation, we examine your mouth, take images, and discuss your goals and needs to recommend a treatment that works for you! You see, straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be complex with multiple options for your family’s lifestyle and budget.
Our orthodontic services address:
A great smile radiates great vibes, so schedule your initial orthodontic exam in Torrance, CA (it’s on us).
Our Orthodontic Services in South Bay
Discover high-quality orthodontics.
Everyone deserves a straight, beautiful smile that promotes better confidence and comfort. While no smile is alike, our orthodontists at Beach Cities Orthodontics customize each treatment plan.
Read on to learn more about your options.
Early start orthodontics (interceptive orthodontics) specializes in finding, preventing, and treating misalignment in young children with baby teeth. Our orthodontists look for existing issues and recommend the next best steps. Early intervention makes most treatments faster, more comfortable, and less expensive.
Treatments for kids may include monitoring, space maintainers, palatal expanders, teeth removal, or Invisalign for kids. Our goal is to make room for permanent teeth and promote a straighter, healthier smile into adulthood.
Braces use brackets and wires to shift teeth and correct alignment gradually. While they’re a traditional solution used for many years, the design is much more comfortable and minimal than in the past.
In addition to metal braces, our Torrance, CA practice offers clear braces using ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires. They’re great for children and adults and can fix all types of problems ranging from mild to complex.
InvisalignInvisalign website(open in new window) is the best clear aligner therapy. The system corrects all types of misalignment with nearly invisible plastic trays. Unlike braces that use wires and brackets, Invisalign uses custom-fit plastic trays to shift teeth into their correct position.
Clear aligners are great for kids, teens, and adults looking for an easy way to straighten their teeth. They’re comfortable and removable for easy hygiene and eating. Invisalign is also perfect for busy teens and adults and won’t get in the way of your lifestyle.
Our Invisalign options in Torrance include:
A space maintainer is a simple device for kids which keeps premature gaps open until the adult tooth comes in. Baby teeth are essentially placeholders for permanent teeth, so when a baby tooth falls out early and a new one isn’t ready to grow, a space maintainer holds that spot.
Otherwise, premature tooth loss may lead to shifting baby teeth and crooked adult teeth. Space maintainers help prevent misalignment and more extensive orthodontic treatments in the future. They’re ideal for gaps caused by accidents or tooth decay.
After investing time and money into your orthodontic treatment and achieving your dream smile, a custom-fit retainer helps keep your teeth straight. Our orthodontist will recommend how often to wear your retainer to ensure the best results and prevent relapse.
Braces and aligners straighten teeth for a permanently more beautiful smile, but it’s important to follow post-treatment instructions. By neglecting this step, teeth may begin to shift back to their previous position, but our Torrance, CA orthodontists help ensure long-lasting results.
What to Expect at Beach Cities Orthodontics
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FAQ about Orthodontic Services
- What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities (AKA malocclusion).
Our specialists have extra years of education and training to design straighter smiles and utilize corrective appliances like braces or aligners to achieve your desired results. By bringing the teeth, lips, and jaw into proper alignment, we can achieve a proper facial balance that enhances beauty, confidence, and overall quality of life.
Beach Cities Orthodontics is dedicated to providing our South Bay community with the highest quality treatments using the simplest and most conservative approach to meet your needs.
- How do I know if my child needs orthodontic treatment?
It’s usually difficult for parents to determine if orthodontic correction is necessary because some problems may exist even if the front teeth appear straight. Alternatively, some issues may look complex or intimidating but resolve on their own or with little intervention.
The best way to find out if your child requires intervention or braces is to schedule an initial exam at our Torrance, CA practice. Your first exam is free, and we’ll answer all of your questions. So please schedule a visit today.
- How early should kids see an orthodontist?
The American Association of OrthodontistsThe American Association of Orthodontists website(open in new window) recommends your child receive an evaluation by the age of seven. That’s when signs of issues like abnormal teeth and jaw development become apparent.
We’ll evaluate the mouth, advise if treatment or monitoring is necessary, and help you understand your options. Early detection, prevention, and intervention promote happy, healthy smiles for life.
- What causes orthodontic problems?
Most malocclusions are inherited while others are acquired.
A few examples of inherited problems include crowded teeth, irregular spacing, extra teeth, naturally missing teeth, and discrepancies in the face, teeth, and jaws.
Some examples of acquired problems include misalignment caused by thumb or finger sucking, premature tooth loss, airway obstruction, dental disease, and trauma. These issues affect not only teeth alignment but also facial development and appearance.
- Do braces hurt?
Putting your braces on will not hurt. Once your teeth start to shift, there is some soreness, but it does go away.
We’ll recommend the best ways to minimize any mild discomfort. You can eat soft foods if that helps, but the discomfort is temporary.
- How long will treatment take? When will I get my braces off?
Each teeth straightening plan is custom-crafted for optimal results and comfort. Our team can give you an estimated treatment time, and our goal is to finish within that time.
As long as you follow all instructions, we’ll stay within that time range. Please remember that the journey to a straight smile is a team effort.