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.
Ortho-Tain’s unique design can prevent or correct an array of alignment issues, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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