While most dental practices refer patients to other doctors for orthodontic services, Dr. Oscar Hernandez performs multiple orthodontic services in addition to cosmetic and general dentistry treatments at Parkwood Dental.
Parkwood Dental has locations in East Bradenton and West Bradenton in Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez and find out more about our orthodontic services.
What are Orthodontic Services?
While general dentistry focuses on the overall health of the teeth and cosmetic dentistry deals with the appearance, orthodontics straighten and properly align teeth for proper bite and functionality.
While orthodontists and dentists are often two separate specialities, Dr. Hernandez has received advanced orthodontic education and offers multiple in-office dental services at Parkwood Dental.
While traditional metal braces are still a common treatment for straightening crooked teeth, there are now other alternatives for more comfortable, discreet smile alignment. ClearCorrect and Invisalign, systems of clear teeth aligners, are invisible, removable alternatives offered here at Parkwood Dental and have had a proven success rate since 2006.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign aligners are worn for about 22 hours a day and are modified as your teeth begin to shift.
Aligning Jaws and Reshaping Smiles
A misaligned jaw can not only cause self-consciousness, but it is detrimental to the functionality of your mouth. Using cosmetic, general and orthodontic dentistry, Dr. Hernandez can also effectively reshape smiles that are misshapen or crooked. If you find that you are holding back your smile during photos or conversations, a smile makeover at Parkwood Dental can help restore your pearly whites.
There are several techniques that can be used to align your bite and straighten your teeth, which can be discussed during your consultation.
Short for Trainer for Kids, the T4K™ appliance improves dental and facial development in growing children. These single-size dental appliances promote myofunctional and tooth positioning characteristics while the child’s permanent teeth are erupting and the child is still developing.
During the first phase of T4K™ , the developing adult teeth are guided into the correct positions. In phase two of the system, a different device is used to further correct and align the teeth.
Fastbraces® is the original, fast and safe braces system developed to straighten teeth in as little as 120 days.
Fastbraces® moves the root of your teeth from the beginning of treatment in order to upright the tooth in the final straight position. Once the root is upright, the tooth is straight. This is done by using a square wire from the beginning of treatment that torques the root in position. The patented triangular design of the braces used at Fastbraces® gently allows for movement of the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, requiring less than one year of treatment instead of two. Set up your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hernandez to see if FastBraces if right for you.
Which Orthodontic Service is Right for Me?
During your consultation, Dr. Hernandez will perform a comprehensive examination to determine which course of treatment is best for you and your individual dental concerns.
The extent of treatment and more information about your individual dental plan will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Contact Parkwood Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez and find out more about our orthodontic services.