Getting braces has probably never seemed very pleasant, no matter what your age. But an experienced orthodontist in Long Beach is changing that. Most adults have vivid memories of getting “old-fashioned” braces as a kid:
If you had braces as a child, then you know how frustrating it was. And, if you never had braces? Well, then you got lucky. But unfortunately, your child won’t be so lucky unless you choose the right dentist.
If you now need braces as an adult, then you’re probably concerned about all these issues for yourself – most importantly your appearance and the time required to correct your teeth.
But here’s the good news…
Today’s orthodontics don’t HAVE to use all the same annoying metal braces and painful procedures that many people experienced years ago. But unfortunately for lots of people in our area, there are many dentists in Lakewood, Seal Beach and Los Alamitos that still do things the “old-fashioned” way.
If you’d rather go to a gentle orthodontist who uses pain-free methods and the newest techniques like Invisalign invisible braces – all within a warm, inviting environment for both children and adults – then it’s time to make an appointment at Dr. Stella’s FUNtastic Dental and Orthodontics.
If you’re just beginning to search for an dentist for yourself or your child, then it’s important to understand what orthodontics is, and the qualifications that a dentist must obtain to enter the profession.
The precise definition, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, is a specialist who corrects bite and jaw problems – not just for children, but also for adults. To become an orthodontist, a dentist must complete not only dental school, but also an additional two years or more of full time orthodontic training and specialty certification at a graduate school approved by the American Dental Association.
These days, children don’t typically need to be coaxed into getting braces. The best orthodontists provide warm, welcoming environments to make kids feel more relaxed and comfortable. With the additional support from parents who explain the positive outcome of going to the dentist, children are even more curious and eager to join this special “club.”
Not only that, the amount of time needed for treatment has been significantly reduced. And with devices like Invisalign, you don’t need to visit the dentist as often either. This is an especially great benefit for busy adults who need braces themselves.
In the past, getting traditional braces meant having a “metal mouth” for up to five years. These days, teeth alignment and jaw problems can be corrected in a fraction of the time.
At FUNtastic Dental & Orthodontics, Dr. Stella and his friendly staff are doing even more to make this experience easy and pain-free for all ages
★ Warm, Caring Environment for Kids & Adults
No more cold, scary dentists’ offices. FUNtastic Dental has created an entire “Dental Theme Park.” Kids love it because it’s a fun, inviting environment that makes going to the dentist more exciting. Adults love it because they get the same level of attention and care that kids do.
Inside, you’ll find movies, games, and even a sugar-free candy store for your kids! Don’t you wish your dentist had all this cool stuff when you were a kid?
★ Zero Wait Time
Remember waiting 30, 60 or even 90 minutes before your appointment at other dentists’ offices? The waiting alone was the scariest part! And, if you’re a parent, you know how restless your child can become during that wait, especially if they’re anxious.
At FUNtastic Dental & Orthodontics, there is no wait time. In fact, there’s not even a waiting room! When you arrive, the appointment begins. Of course, emergencies can come up in any medical setting. So, in the event that you do have to wait 10 minutes, you’ll automatically get $50 off the bill. That’s our policy!
★ Invisalign Invisible Braces
Say “goodbye” to the uncomfortable metal braces that you or your friends experienced as a child! Dr. Stella specializes in Invisalign invisible braces – one of the newest techniques in orthodontics.
Invisalign uses virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. No metal brackets or wires. You simply pop in a new set of aligners every few weeks, and the treatment is complete. The end results are the same: a bright, healthy smile – but with so many advantages over traditional braces.
With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners whenever you want. You can brush and floss normally. You can eat whatever foods you normally would. Plus, the average cost of Invisalign is virtually the same as old-fashioned braces.
★ Pain-Free Care for All Ages
Dr. Stella and his teams at FUNtastic Dental are focused on pain-free, anxiety-free care for both children and adults. That means we use all the latest techniques to remove the “ouch” from your orthodontic care. In many cases, we’ve even eliminated the need for Novocain shots!
Give us a call or stop by!
If you’re looking for a great orthodontist in Long Beach or surrounding areas like Lakewood, Seal Beach or Los Alamitos, come stop by FUNtastic Dental to see what makes our office so inviting for all ages.