Orthodontics and Braces in Palmdale CA

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Creating better, healthier smiles

Teeth-alignment problems are not only a cosmetic concern — they can also lead to oral- and whole health-related issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing, and chronic headaches. At AV Sierra Dental Center, our orthodontist, Dr. Couto, detects potential alignment issues as early as possible to better identify the best orthodontic solution. This allows your Palmdale dentist to better protect your overall oral health and quality of life. Interested in seeing how our orthodontic treatments can improve your smile and oral health? Contact our office in Palmdale, CA today and let’s chat about how our orthodontic services can help.

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What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects a vast array of dental conditions such as crowding, protruding/poorly spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and other misalignments. Dr. Couto has extensive experience realigning crooked, overlapping, and gapped teeth. Dental braces and other orthodontic treatments can make dramatic improvements in your facial structure if done properly. Our orthodontic services in Palmdale, CA can also help prevent potentially serious problems from occurring and save you money in the long run.

Benefits of Our Orthodontic Treatments

There are so many benefits to orthodontics including:

  • Improved confidence
  • Better oral health and overall health
  • Better facial esthetics
  • Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain
  • Improved alignment can often times help with excessive teeth wear

AV Sierra Dental Art’s Orthodontic Treatment Options

Our gifted clinical team has years of experience in treating patients of all ages and ensuring your comfort during every visit. We start each of our orthodontic patients off with a consultation to discover and discuss which options would be right for you. Your next visit will involve taking records and putting on your orthodontic braces. After that, you will typically need to schedule a monthly visit with our orthodontist for adjustments. After your treatment is complete, our team will finalize your records, remove your dental braces, and give you a retainer to help ensure your treatment lasts.

The term “orthodontics” most likely evokes images of silver and gray wired braces attached to a teenager’s teeth, along with an endless number of trips to the orthodontist. But modern-day orthodontic treatment plans allow us to provide teeth-straightening options that are clear or nearly invisible. Our orthodontic services include:

Traditional Dental Braces:

Metal braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to straighten your teeth over the course of 2-3 years.


A series of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth over the course of 12-24 months.

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How long does it take to straighten teeth?

At AV Sierra Dental, we have many teeth-straightening solutions available for patients of all ages, including solutions that are nearly invisible and can significantly change your alignment in as little as six months. The time it will take to straighten your teeth largely depends on the severity of your condition. An average case will require 2 years of treatment followed by lifetime retainer wear. Simple cases can be as short as 6 months, however. Complex cases can extend to 3 years.

Do braces permanently straighten teeth?

Orthodontic braces will straighten your teeth. Maintaining them is 100% reliant on the patient’s compliance in wearing their retainers. Our Orthodontist generally recommends patient’s wear their retainers fulltime for the first year after finishing braces. After the first year, the retainer should be worn at least every night while sleeping, indefinitely.

What is the ideal age for braces?

Dental braces help you achieve your best smile. We offer treatment for patients of all ages. For most, the ideal age for orthodontic treatments is around 12-13 years old though.

What are invisible braces?

We are able to straighten your smile with straightening systems that are nearly invisible such as Invisalign. This system uses clear materials (removable aligners) that are discreet and comfortable.

Does everyone need braces?

No. Only patients with misalignment problems need to wear braces. The best way to find out if you or your child will need braces is to call and set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Couto.

Ready to Improve Your Smile?

Our extremely gifted Dr. Cyrstiane Couto has been helping patients just like you straighten their teeth with highly effective orthodontic treatments and braces in Palmdale, CA for nearly two decades. She is one of the most passionate and caring orthodontists and will have you enjoying the benefits of a straighter smile in no time at all. For more information about our orthodontic services, call 661.202.3542 to schedule a consultation with our Palmdale dental office, and take one step closer to a straighter smile today!

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