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What an Orthodontist does

While many people think orthodontists simply straighten teeth, the reality is that they do far more than that. Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating alignment issues to improve oral health and create beautiful smiles. Common orthodontic treatments include traditional braces, clear aligners and removable retainers.

Compared to a general dentist who performs routine maintenance, orthodontists have advanced education and training that allows them to straighten teeth and correct bite problems.

Dr. Paz earned his Master’s in Dental Science from the URMC New York. His expertise includes specialized training in caring for children with cleft palates and craniofacial irregularities. He completed a fellowship in the management of Temporomandibular and Jaw Disorders. Dr. Paz holds the status of a Diamond+ Invisalign® Provider and was the founding director of the Lingual Orthodontics program at UCLA.

Plus, annually, Dr. Paz donates several orthopedic-orthodontic treatment cases to local schools to aid in their fundraising.

Delivering more than just a pretty smile

Orthodontic treatment goes beyond aesthetics. While achieving a straighter, more attractive smile is a significant benefit, orthodontic treatment can also address functional issues. Orthodontists commonly address issues with crooked teeth, bite problems, crowded teeth, jaw misalignment, and gaps. Not only can these problems affect your confidence, but they often lead to difficulties in chewing, speaking, and maintaining oral hygiene. Orthodontic treatment can correct these issues, improving not only the appearance of your smile but also your overall health and quality of life.

We love orthodontics so you will too

Dr. Mario Paz is an orthodontist who is passionate about transforming smiles and improving lives. With a focus on patient care and satisfaction, Dr. Paz offers a range of personalized orthodontic treatments and plans to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, using a variety of techniques. Here are some types of “invisible” braces his office specializes in so you will love your smile:

  • Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, are a popular choice for those seeking a discreet orthodontic treatment. These custom-made aligners gradually move teeth into the desired position, offering a more comfortable and inconspicuous alternative to traditional braces.
  • Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, making them virtually invisible. Braces behind teeth are ideal for those who want the benefits of traditional wire braces without the noticeable appearance.
  • Inbrace: Inbrace is a modern Lingual orthodontic treatment that uses custom wires and brackets to straighten the teeth. It is another discreet and convenient option for those looking to improve their smile without the visibility of traditional braces.
  • Damon Braces: Damon Braces, clear or metal are self-ligating braces that use a slide mechanism, reducing the need for traditional elastic or metal ties. This results in a more comfortable and efficient treatment process.

There are a lot of treatment options these days, and helping you decide the best orthodontic solution for you is the first step.

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