Los Angeles Orthodontic Center for Children & Adults
For many people, regardless of age, having braces can be a daunting process. With all of the teeth straightening options on the market, and all of the different types of people who need braces, deciding on what style or approach to take can be confusing and overwhelming. In order to help with that process, Dr. Jacobson has compiled an easily referenced list of options to help relieve some of the turmoil.
Invisalign® is the perfect solution for those looking for a discreet and effective way to straighten their smile without any of the hassles of traditional braces. Instead of installing metal anchors and running wire through the mouth, Invisalign® treatment places a set of clear aligners on the surface of the teeth, providing just enough pressure to correct the structural issues without causing any unnecessary pain.
There are two parts on either side of the jaw, referred to as the temporomandibular joints. These joints function as a sliding hinge connecting the jawbone to the skull. When a patient experiences an issue with this part of the jaw, there can be pain or tenderness in either or both jaw joints, aching pain in or around the ear, headaches or migraines, difficult or painful chewing, aching facial pain, or locking of the joint.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon.