Dr. Maria Pinzon is a firm believer in individualized attention to every one of her patients. She is committed to diagnosing and treating every child as she would treat her own, and carries this philosophy into her practice every day, giving her patients the care and attention they deserve. She is always available to speak with parents, give them updates, and answer questions about treatment progress.
Services and Procedures
We provide professional orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages. Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and properly functioning bites using state-of-the-art technology. We concentrate not only on the alignment and aesthetics of the teeth and smile, but also on how the upper and lower teeth relate to each other in an ideal occlusion and how they affect the facial profile.
Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages
– Early Treatment: Interceptive treatment to guide the growth of the teeth and jaws to their optimum position. The primary goal of early orthodontic treatment is to head off developing problems that would be difficult to treat in the adolescent years.
– Adolescent Treatment: Conventional treatment in the pre-teen to early teen years, when all of the permanent teeth are present.
– Adult Treatment: Treatment when the jaws have stopped growing. Adults often have orthodontic concerns such as crowding, missing teeth, drifting teeth, long-term problems with the bite or esthetics. Adult teeth move just like adolescent teeth—you’re never too old for braces!
Surgical-grade stainless steel brackets and wires made of a variety of different alloys depending on the desired type of tooth movement. Colored “o-rings” can be applied to conventional braces at each adjustment appointment to create a different look.
Braces that closely match tooth color—an alternative for those patients who need conventional orthodontic treatment, but wish to camouflage their braces.
This innovative system of moving teeth with custom fabricated transparent aligners that incrementally move teeth to the desired position has become a very popular treatment option among adults and older teens. These aligners are easily removed during eating and tooth brushing and are virtually invisible.
You can download our document on Invisalign retainers here.
When the position or size of the jaws is out of balance, orthodontic treatment can include modification of jaw position to guide the growth of the teeth and jaws into more ideal positions. This type of treatment is only effective during the growing years. Furthermore, the majority of orthopedic-type procedures must be followed by conventional braces to achieve an ideal result.
When the position or size of the jaws is out of balance and growth is complete, jaw surgery is often necessary to obtain the most stable and esthetic result. The orthodontist works closely with the oral surgeon to coordinate the position of the teeth with the final position of the jaws.
Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
If instability of the bite is associated with discomfort or dysfunction of the jaw joints, bite correction via orthodontic treatment may be beneficial. Traditionally, patients with jaw joint symptoms have bite splints made to simulate a correct bite, and orthodontic treatment is considered only after the symptoms are relieved with the splint in place.
CHECK OUR BEFORE AND AFTER PAGE TO VIEW THE RESULTS WE OBTAINED USING THE ABOVE PROCEDURES.