Braces Specialist

Abar Orthodontics

Orthodontists located in Pinole, CA & San Leandro, CA

Hardly anyone is born with perfect teeth, but the right set of braces can make it look like you were. Skilled orthodontist Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD, and the caring team at Abar Orthodontics offer several types of braces, including clear brackets, at their office in Pinole, California. To find the right set of braces for you or your child, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Braces Q & A

Why would I need braces?

Orthodontic treatment, including braces, is an investment in your long-term dental health. The team at Abar Orthodontics specializes in preventing and treating structural irregularities of your mouth, jaw, and face.

Some of the most common reasons for getting braces include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

The friendly and knowledgeable team at Abar Orthodontics helps you create a beautiful smile you feel good about. When you love sharing your smile, it leads to even greater improvements in your self-esteem and confidence.

When should my child see an orthodontist?

Even though many people associate braces with adolescents, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children receive an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. Dr. Abar and his team treat children of all ages, as well as adults.

Early orthodontic treatment allows Dr. Abar to guide your child's jaw growth and create an ideal position for permanent teeth to grow into. Seeking orthodontic care at a young age also lowers the risk of damage to protruding front teeth and corrects harmful habits, such as thumb-sucking.

What different types of braces are there?

The team at Abar Orthodontics provides individualized treatment tailored to your unique needs. They offer a variety of options for braces, including:

  • Inspire Ice™ crystal-clear, translucent brackets
  • Self-ligating metal brackets that don’t require elastic bands
  • Invisalign® removable clear aligner trays

Dr. Abar and his team make your comfort and convenience a top priority. They review all options for braces to determine which works best for the needs and lifestyle of you or your child.

What should I expect when getting braces?

The process begins with a consultation. Dr. Abar or a member of his team thoroughly examine your teeth and evaluates your bite. They take dental impressions and recommend the best type of orthodontic treatment for you.

It takes about an hour or two to get braces put on. You may experience mild discomfort afterward, but this should subside within a week. Most patients become accustomed to their braces within a month and hardly realize they’re there by six months.

If you’re ready to take the first step toward a beautiful smile, call Abar Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.