Braces from Sierra Dental Care in Modesto, CA is a surefire way to improve the feel, function, and appearance of your smile. Dr. Takenaga has a Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics, and he and the rest of our skilled dental team can give you a great looking smile. Our traditional braces can correct your teen’s crooked teeth, which will save them years of discomfort and oral health concerns. See Dr. Takenaga’s work in our smile galleryDr. Takenaga on Orthodontic Options Read Transcript
Whenever I see a patient, one of the first questions I ask is have you ever thought about straightening your teeth? Really that's what orthodontics is about is straightening the teeth to create a nice, big smile. There is of course the health benefit of the straighter your teeth are, the better it is to take care of them with brushing and especially flossing. But, majority of the people aren't really looking at that. That's a side benefit is how they ... Especially the kids. I want to say the main focus of orthodontics is more of the cosmetic side. The value that we can give and bring to the patient is to create that nice, straight smile. Because of that focus, we will see what it does to the patient. I can think of one off the top of my head here where it was a young girl where the teeth were quite open and her personality was very subdued, very shy, try to avoid other people kind of thing. We went through the process of putting the braces on and start making those improvements. As those improvements occurred, you could just see this personality just started to blossom. She started getting more involved in school and got involved in sports and you just saw this person within come out. Those are the kind of things that really warms my heart, one of the pluses of orthodontics.
Traditional Braces at Sierra Dental Care
The standard of orthodontic treatment, traditional metal braces from Sierra Dental Care will give you or your teen a straight smile to be proud of. Our modern braces use gentle force to gradually realign crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth as well as fix overbites, underbites, open bites, and closed bites.
Your First Orthodontic Appointment
Your first orthodontic appointment is the beginning of your journey toward a better looking and healthier smile. Our dentists are going to take great care of your smile and will help prepare you for your orthodontic treatment.
- Gathering Information – During your initial orthodontic appointment, your dentist will go over the current state of your smile. You will have X-rays taken and may have dental impressions as well. Then, your dentist will examine your teeth. This way, we have all the information necessary to plan out the most effective orthodontic treatment.
- Planning Your New Smile – Now that we have evaluated your smile, we will go over your orthodontics goals and options. For our younger patients, this most often means traditional metal braces. Dr. Takenaga’s advanced degree in specialized orthodontics means that he can help the most difficult cases. Before your treatment, we will clean your teeth and make sure they’re ready for your braces.
Dr. Glenn Takenaga has his dental degree and Master of Science Specialized Orthodontics from Loyola University in Chicago.
One Call to Sierra Dental Care Will Give You a Straight Smile
Call Dr. Glenn Takenaga of Sierra Dental Care in Modesto, CA today at 209-846-3961 to schedule your orthodontic consultation. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well. With two decades of experience and orthodontics options that won’t break the bank, Sierra Dental Care is just the practice to help you get the straighter smile you want.
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