06/Feb/2023

Dreamland Orthodontics is able to offer straighter teeth faster by using the highest quality braces and wire system.

Orthodontics Bellflower

Frequently Asked Questions About Braces In Bellflower

I have lost a tooth, should I get an implant or braces?

Before getting an implant, its best to also consult with an orthodontist to diagnose if the space can be closed using braces or Invisalign treatment. Your dentist and orthodontist will take comprehensive measures to discuss all options and to diagnose and recommend the best treatment plan for your situation based on your occlusion.

Am I too old to get braces?

There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Everyone deserves to have their dream smile. However, in cases of severe periodontal disease or decay, orthodontic treatment may not be the best option and treating the periodontal disease and decay would take priority over receiving orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist and dentist will work hand in hand to make sure your mouth is cavity free and in great periodontal health.

How long do I have to be in braces for?

Depending on your condition and the difficulty of the case, your orthodontist will diagnose how many months is required to complete the proposed treatment plan. Orthodontic treatment can range anywhere between 6 to 24 months depending on the complexity of the occlusion and the alignment of the teeth. However, on patients that have had phase I or early orthodontic treatment will usually need less time to achieve optimal results.

Does it hurt to have braces?

There is some discomfort after the wire has been placed for the first time or if the wire has been tightened (changing ties). The discomfort usually starts 24 hours after activation and it lasts for 2-3 days. In severe cases, it is recommended to take over the counter pain medication.

Call us to make an appointment at 562-867-2026 and get all your questions answered at a personal level.


06/Feb/2023

An overbite is identified by the extent to which your upper teeth protrude and overlap your lower teeth. Ideally, your upper teeth should overlap the lower ones by 1-2 mm. But if the gap is 4 to 10 mm, it is considered a malocclusion that requires treatment.

Correcting an overbite in Bellflower

Overbites are a hereditary problem that occurs naturally as your teeth erupt. However, some habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can contribute to the malocclusion because the thumb pushes the front upper teeth and bone forward. Bad bites can be corrected by a dental specialist known as an orthodontist.

Some of the likely overbite treatments include:

  • Invisalign clear aligners – to slowly and discreetly move the teeth and jaw to their correct position
  • Braces – to slowly move the teeth and jaw to the correct position
  • Teeth removal for children and tweens to create room for the adult teeth to grow in straight
  • Oral Surgery – to correct severe jaw problems in adults

Although malocclusion can be corrected at any age, it is recommended that bad bite problems be corrected as early as possible to reduce the risk of severe physical implications of having an untreated overbite. Children should visit an orthodontist by the age of 7 years for early intervention.

If you’re looking to correct a deep overbite or vertical overbite in Bellflower, Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics can help you create a custom treatment for your case of malocclusion.


06/Feb/2023

Underbites are a ‘bad bite’ condition characterized by protruding lower teeth and jaw, such that they are in front of the upper teeth with your mouth closed. Ideally, the upper teeth should cover the lower ones slightly. But with an underbite, the alignment is reversed, causing the patient to have an unnatural appearance.

Causes of underbites

Also referred to as prognathism or Class III malocclusion, underbites are commonly a hereditary problem. So if one of your parents has/had an underbite, then the child is likely to develop one as well.

Other possible causes of underbites include:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Extended use of a bottle or pacifier

Underbites not only give you an unnatural look, but also interfere with other oral functions, such as chewing and speech, which can strain your teeth and jaw muscles.

Treatment for underbites

At Dreamland Dental & Orthodontists in Bellflower, we offer a number of orthodontic solutions for underbites and other kinds of malocclusion, for children, teens, and adults. Depending on your case, your dentist may recommend:

  • Braces – this is one of the most common options for moving the teeth and jaw to the correct position. It is a gradual process that may take 12 to 18 months.
  • Invisalign – if your teen is self-conscious about wearing braces, we may recommend Teen Invisalign, which uses a series of clear aligners to slowly move the teeth and jaw to the correct position.
  • Appliances – depending on a specific case, other special appliances may be recommended to help move the teeth and jaw, including expanders, headgear, and retainers.
  • Oral Surgery – in severe cases of malocclusion in adults, surgery may be necessary to restore your quality of life.

Contact Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics at 562-867-2026 to learn more about our treatments for malocclusion, or to schedule your appointment.


06/Feb/2023

Braces are used when teeth are;

  • Crooked
  • Misaligned
  • Too crowded
  • Missing
  • Have spacing
  • Ectopic(not inside of the jaw line)
  • Impacted (stuck inside of the bone)
  • Many More

Braces will help align the teeth correctly. There are many issues associated with not having a healthy bite such as speech problems, poor hygiene, social anxiety due to not wanting to smile, headaches, and jaw joint pains. Our orthodontist will asses the length of your treatment based on the severity of the malocclusion. In some cases, additional appliances might be required for a satisfactory treatment. Usually, the treatment will last about 6 months to 3 years. The length of the treatment depends on the complexity of the occulsion, which your orthodontist will discuss all of your option in details with you. You can decide to use either metal braces, clear braces or Invisalign, then we will discuss with you the best financial options to meet your specific financial needs.

Learn more about our braces in Bellflower or request an appointment at 562-867-2026.


06/Feb/2023

For some people, a gap between their front teeth is an attractive feature that makes their smile stand out in a good way. But if spaces between your teeth make you uncomfortable and self-consciousness, then you may consider Invisalign for Gap Teeth treatment in Bellflower to solve the problem.

invisalign treatment

Why Fix Gapped Teeth

Gapped front teeth are primarily a cosmetic concern when you feel like it draws unwanted attention to your smile. However, gaps between any other teeth can create pockets that trap food debris and bacteria, increasing the risk of tender gums and gum disease.

If you are looking for a functional and aesthetic solution for your gapped teeth, our doctors at Dreamland Dental in Bellflower may recommend an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign. Invisalign treatment is customized to your specific needs, in order to gradually shift the position of your teeth using a series of clear aligners.

If you’re ready to close the gap between your teeth and achieve your dream smile, please visit Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics in Bellflower or call 562-867-2026 for a smile evaluation and to find out whether Invisalign is right for you.


06/Feb/2023

Dreamland Dental Dentists

At Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics, we are a family dental practice for all your dental needs. We provide a center for all your dental needs such as routine exams and cleanings, children’s dentistry, gum disease specialist, braces for kids and adults, Invisalign, white filling restorations, professional teeth whitening, extractions, and implants. We also specialize in TMJ and sleep apnea disorder treatment.

We created a friendly, relaxing, and state of the art affordable dental practice for all families in Bellflower, CA and surrounding cities: Long Beach, Downey, Cerritos, Lakewood, Southgate, Artesia, Paramount, Hawaiian Gardens, Santa Fe Springs, Lynwood, Cypress, La Palma, Signal Hill, Bell Gardens, Los Alamitos, Compton, LA and Orange county.

 

“I had the pleasure of taking my kids to dreamland dental for braces and dental checkup.
The office is very nice. Dr.Nasibi has vivid communication skills. He talks to his patients and gives them all the options.
He and his team are very caring and will take care of you as a family. We found our new dentist and orthodontist nd we are very happy.”

—Joel Aguirre—


06/Feb/2023

dental cleaning

Veneers may be recommended when teeth are/have discolored due to:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Tetracycline stain
  • Root canal treated
  • Chipped/Broken
  • Uneven
  • Worn down
  • Gap

Dental veneers can be used to correct the issue. Dental veneers are tooth colored material that get bonded to teeth. First, the dentist needs to identify if the patient is a good candidate for veneers based on their occlusion and alignment. In some cases, the patient is referred to an orthodontist to evaluate the occlusion and spacing of the teeth. Second, the dentist will prepare the tooth structure by removing about .5 mm of the enamel. In some cases, the patient does not need to be anesthetized. The dentist will place temporary veneers on the patient and sends the impression of the teeth to the lab on the same appointment. The lab usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks to prepare the veneers.

The next appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and replace them with the fabricated veneers by the lab.

Some patients that grind their teeth, clench their teeth, have periodontal disease, or severe decay are not a good candidate for veneers.

Find out now if veneers are right for you by visiting our website or call us at 562-867-2026


06/Feb/2023

At Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics, we are a family dental practice for all your dental needs. We provide a center for all your dental needs such as routine exams and cleanings, children’s dentistry, gum disease specialist, braces for kids and adults, Invisalign, white filling restorations, professional teeth whitening, extractions, and implants. It’s no surprise we are a top rated dental practice in Bellflower, CA. We also specialize in TMJ and sleep apnea disorder treatment.

We created a friendly, relaxing, and state of the art dental practice for all families in Bellflower, CA and surrounding cities: Long Beach, Downey, Cerritos, Lakewood, Southgate, Artesia, Paramount, Hawaiian Gardens, Santa Fe Springs, Lynwood, Cypress, La Palma, Signal Hill, Bell Gardens, Los Alamitos, Compton, LA and Orange county.

temporary partial denture before & after

At Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to treating patients with the utmost respect and care. We believe in providing comprehensive treatment and skilled dental services to your complete satisfaction. Call us on 562-867-2026


06/Feb/2023

We ensure that your child has a positive, comfortable and relaxed experience during their first dental checkup at our office. From experience, younger children respond best when treated with compassion, patience, and humor, preferably in the earlier parts of the day.

At Dreamland Dental, your children will find a safe, fun, and comfortable environment where they can learn about good oral hygiene and receive the necessary dental care, including preventive, maintenance, and, if necessary, early treatment.

Dreamland Dental is the best dentist for kids in Bellflower CA 


06/Feb/2023

Zoom is a popular in-office bleaching treatment used to lighten enamel discoloration. Before the procedure, you will have regular professional teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque and tartar.

Teeth Whitening Bellflower

Here are some other things to expect:

Zoom whitening takes about 60 minutes, but you may need an extra 30 minutes for a thorough oral exam, medical check, and teeth cleaning. The dentist will also mark the current shade of your teeth to track the progress of your whitening treatment.

The dentist will use cheek retractors and cotton rolls to protect your gums, tongue, and other soft tissues from the chemicals. A protective layer will also be painted on your gums before the whitening starts.

Find out more about zoom teeth whitening treatment or schedule an appointment with Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics via 562-867-2026.



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