The team at Dr. Garth Riopelle’s clinic should be your first point of contact if you require orthodontics in San Ramon, California. Schedule a consultation today by phoning (925) 255-1070.
With over 30 years of experience in the dental industry and with a strong focus on orthodontic services, particularly Invisalign, Dr. Garth Riopelle is your best choice for orthodontic work. The clinic offers Invisalign and ClearCorrect clear aligners as well as retainers. And with finance options available, you can start the process of getting your most beautiful and perfectly aligned smile straight away.
If you have a poor dental bite, then you should consult with Dr. Garth Riopelle to find out what your options are to have it corrected. A poor dental bite for which alignment correction may be recommended includes crowded teeth, teeth spaced too far apart, teeth that are protruding, or teeth that don't meet properly.
If your teeth are not aligned correctly then it can lead to oral health problems and even issues with general health. Anyone of any age can receive orthodontic dental treatment, not just children and teenagers.
If you believe that you would benefit from seeing an orthodontist to fix your incorrect bite then Dr. Garth Riopelle and his team are the perfect choice. Dr. Garth Riopelle has three decades of experience in the dentistry field and has a strong practice focus on clear aligners, particularly Invisalign treatments.
Aligners correct a poor dental bite by slowly guiding your teeth into the correct position in your jaw. A retainer is then used to stabilize your teeth in their new position and prevent them from moving back.
At our clinic, we are proud to offer both Invisalign and ClearCorrect as well as retainers. Both are clear, removable aligners that disrupt your life as little as possible. We will discuss the benefits of both products with you at your consultation as well as our finance options to help you choose which is best for you.
Aligners are very comfortable to wear and provide a huge advantage over braces as they can be removed to allow you to eat whatever you like without the fear of food getting trapped. Like any orthodontic treatment, using aligners will result in a certain amount of pain as your teeth slowly shift into their new positions. This pain is minimal with clear aligners, especially compared to traditional metal braces.
Once your teeth have adjusted to each new aligner, this pain will fade. At the beginning of your treatment, you can also expect some discomfort from the edge of the aligner irritating your gums and lips. As you get used to wearing the aligner this irritation will also fade. We will discuss this pain with you before you start treatment and go over ways to help you minimize and alleviate any pain you experience.
The length of treatment is entirely dependent on the position of your teeth and how well they respond to each aligner. Typically, orthodontic treatment with clear aligners takes between 12 and 18 months, with each aligner being worn for approximately two weeks.
Each aligner is shaped slightly more like the final shape your teeth will be in, slowly moving the teeth in the jaw to their new position. We will talk to you about treatment length and expectations during your initial consultations and fittings.
Call the team at Dr. Garth Riopelle now to make an appointment for any orthodontics work that you need. We specialize in Invisalign but can also treat your bite with ClearCorrect if you choose.