Ortho Info

Why get orthodontic care? The answer for most people is to obtain a healthy, beautiful smile. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve your physical appearance and your personal confidence.

General Benefits

  • A beautiful smile improves appearance and promotes dental health.
  • Correctly positioned and shaped teeth can make us look younger and
    accents our best facial features.
  • Straight teeth are easier to clean.
  • The TMJ, or jaw joints, function as intended, without pain.
  • Teeth are placed in harmony and balance with the face.
  • A good smile leads to greater self-esteem.
  • Properly fitting teeth put less stress on the tooth supporting structures
    where gum disease starts.
  • In some cases, correct jaw position can reduce snoring.


Why should you choose an orthodontic specialist?
Can orthodontic correction occur while my child has baby teeth?
Am I too old to straighten my teeth?
What is an emergency appointment? How are those handled?
How is brushing different with braces? How often should I brush?
Are there foods that I cannot eat while I have braces?
Do I need to see my family dentist while I have braces?
Can I return to school the same day that I get braces?
Do braces hurt?
Can I drop my child off for an appointment?
Can I schedule all of my appointments after school?
How often will I have appointments?
How much will braces cost? Are financing options available? How does insurance work?
How long will it take to complete treatment?
Will I need have teeth extracted to have braces?
What will I learn at the initial appointment?
How long does it take to put on my braces?
Will my teeth straighten as they come in?
At what age should I schedule an appointment for a screening?


Oxnard Ortho
951 West 7th Street
Oxnard, CA 93060
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Santa Paula Ortho
800 East Main Street, Suite A.
Santa Paula, CA
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