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If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment, then you most likely have questions. Orthodontics is a great way to align the teeth, improve the oral health and help the smile. To help you know more and to help you find the answers you need, our orthodontist, Dr. James C. Ma, is happy to give you the answers to these commonly asked questions:

Q: How does orthodontic treatment align the teeth?
A: Your appliance applies pressure to the teeth when it is adjusted by your orthodontist. That pressure will slowly guide your teeth into the proper positions.

Q: What appliances are available?
A: We offer Invisalign® appliances to help align your teeth. Our orthodontist will examine your smile if Invisalign is right for you.

Q: How long does treatment take?
A: The treatment time depends on the severity of the misalignments in your teeth and jaw. The more severe the misalignments, the longer the treatment will be.

Q: Does treatment hurt?
A: Treatment can cause some discomfort, but that is to be expected. The discomfort is a sign of the treatment progression and can easily be managed.

To learn more about orthodontics in Bakersfield, California, or to ask our orthodontic team a question that wasn’t included in this blog, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We are more than happy to help you if you just dial 661-324-9709 now.