orthodontistAt Santa Clarita Dental Care, we believe that successful orthodontics is patient-focused and based on leading-edge treatment in a warm and friendly environment.

What are Braces?

Braces are orthodontic devices used to correct dental misalignments, including crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and other issues. Braces consist of small brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth, which are periodically tightened to properly position your teeth.

5 Signs You May Need Braces

From children to adults, anyone can benefit from braces. Here are five signs you may need braces.

  • Visibly crooked or crowded teeth
  • Upper teeth protrude too far forward over lower teeth
  • Lower teeth protrude too far forward causing lower jaw to jut out
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

Why Choose Santa Clarita Dental Care for Braces in Santa Clarita?

At Santa Clarita Dental Care, we offer high-quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and advanced, proven technologies to provide the orthodontic treatment that makes you smile. We prioritize your healthier, happier smile. That is why we offer flexible payment options to make orthodontic care more accessible.

Santa Clarita Dental Care offers the latest in orthodontics. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and answer any questions you may have.

Braces FAQs

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of the dental misalignment, but most patients wear braces for 1-3 years.

Are braces uncomfortable? 

There may be some initial discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the braces, but most patients find that the discomfort fades quickly.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist?

Patients typically visit the orthodontist every 4-6 weeks to have their braces adjusted.

Can I still play sports with braces? 

Yes, but we recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces during physical activity.

What foods should I avoid with braces?

Patients should avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that can damage the braces or get stuck in them, such as popcorn, caramel, and gum.


1“Braces for Adults,” Dental Associates, last accessed March 13, 2023. https://www.dentalassociates.com/our-services/braces-orthodontics/braces-adults.