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Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry

General, Cosmetic and Family Dentists located in Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia, CA

Having straight teeth is important for your self-esteem, and it’s also important for preventing disease and maintaining optimal oral health. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry helps kids and adults in Valencia, California, and throughout the valley have more attractive smiles using the innovative Ortho-Tain® system. Ortho-Tain’s clear, tray-like devices help correct common alignment issues, such as overbite and tooth crowding, and prevent such issues from occurring in the first place, potentially making braces unnecessary. To find out whether the Ortho-Tain system is a good choice for you or your child, call or use the online system to schedule an appointment today.


What is Ortho-Tain?

Ortho-Tain is a custom-designed device that helps correct alignment and spacing issues before they occur or corrects them in their earliest stages. The Ortho-Tain device is completely clear and very comfortable, preventing the need for braces by guiding teeth into their properly-aligned positions over time. During treatment, you wear the device for several hours each day to help your teeth move into their correct positions, working to prevent serious alignment issues.

What issues can Ortho-Tain treat?

Ortho-Tain’s unique design can prevent or correct an array of alignment issues, including:

  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Tooth rotation
  • Overcrowding
  • Improper spacing

Plus, by properly aligning teeth, you can help prevent or treat temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, a condition associated with chronic jaw pain and headaches. Proper alignment also can reduce the risks of tooth decay and gum disease.

What advantages does Ortho-Tain offer compared to traditional metal and ceramic braces?

In young children, Ortho-Tain can help prevent the need for braces at a later date, or it can reduce future orthodontic treatment time by addressing issues early, while teeth are still growing and developing. Plus, the cost of Ortho-Tain is considerably less than the cost of traditional braces or tray-based systems like Invisalign®.

Ortho-Tain treatment can be completed in far less time than with traditional metal or ceramic braces. The soft design of the Ortho-Tain device also means it’s comfortable to wear. Because you don’t wear it all day, it’s easy to keep teeth clean and you have no dietary restrictions.

At what age can my child be treated with the Ortho-Tain system?

Kids as young as age 5 can wear the Ortho-Tain Night-Guide® device to help guide the growth of their teeth while they’re sleeping, even before their permanent adult teeth have emerged. For kids ages 8-12, the Occlus-o-Guide® can help address alignment issues in mouths with both baby teeth and adult teeth (called mixed dentition). Most treatments in this age group take four to 10 months.

Is Ortho-Tain just for kids?

Ortho-Tain is especially effective in young children, helping correct and prevent problems as early as possible while the jaw and teeth are still growing and developing. However, the Ortho-Tain system also offers a special device to correct alignment issues in older children and even adults.