Orthodontics has come a long way since the 80s and with so many options out there, finding the right solution for specific problems is easier than ever. Below are a few of the different services we offer at Image Orthodontics.
Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their optimal position without wires or brackets commonly used in traditional braces. As an Invisalign® Elite Provider, we’re in the top 1% of orthodontists nationwide offering this service. What does that mean for you? It means that if you’re looking to get Invisalign®, we’re the ones you want to see because we know the ins and outs of this incredible technology like no one else.
SureSmile® uses 3D imaging to create virtual simulations of how your teeth will shift. In addition, this advanced technology allows us to customize your treatment using robotically bent archwires so that your teeth move with more precision than ever before. After all, the more precise we can be with your treatment, the quicker you’ll see results.
The In-Ovation system makes braces practically pain free with virtually no pressure placed on your teeth as they are gently guided into place. This incredible self-ligating option uses tiny metal brackets and free-sliding technology to give you faster results with fewer office visits and as we mentioned before, less pain too.
Do you grind your teeth? Clench your jaw? TMD and TMJ can cause headaches, ear pain, dizziness, and even fullness as well as ringing in your ears. Here, we offer numerous options to help our patients find relief. From night guards to protect your teeth at night to orthodontic intervention that includes balancing the surface of your teeth to correct your bite, we do it all. And we want to help you feel better.
Sleep apnea happens when the muscles and surrounding soft tissues in your throat relax while your sleeping to the point where they collapse your airway and obstruct your airflow. We can help fix this problem without the need for a CPAP machine by using SomnoDent Oral Appliances. There are 4 different types of appliances we use to help alleviate this problem: Fusion™, SUAD™, Herbst Advance®, and Air/Air+. Each one offers a different benefit and fits into your mouth in a different way.
Here’s a breakdown of each device SomnoDent offers:
Innovative design that offers exceptional comfort and freedom
This option is great for bruxism patients and is Medicare-approved
Perfect for smaller mouths this compact design is durable and Medicare-approved
This affordable option gives you the freedom to open and close your mouth
Getting braces in San Francisco isn’t just for those looking to make their smile more aesthetically pleasing, it’s also for those looking to improve their bite. A bad bite, or a malocclusion, occurs as a result of a tooth or a jaw misalignment. This can not only affect the way you smile but also the way you chew and clean your teeth. Sadly, a bad bite can lead to serious problems like gum disease, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces as well as headaches and jaw joint pain. And let’s face it, no one wants that!
Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and teeth. You may need corrective jaw surgery if you’re experiencing trouble chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Another amazing thing about corrective jaw surgery is that it can improve the overall appearance of your facial profile, too. Here, we use the latest in digital imaging technology to show you exactly how your new smile will look before we even begin. In addition, this computerized treatment allows us to effectively plan out your procedure and treatment beforehand so you can get the results you want in less time.
Dr. Yan Kalika of Image Orthodontics is a founder of the Sacramento and San Francisco chapters of Smile 4 A Lifetime, a program that offers free San Francisco teeth straightening treatments for individuals in qualifying low-income circumstances. He has dedicated countless hours to promote the program in under-served areas of these communities that cannot afford what braces or Invisalign cost in San Francisco. And, he personally oversees all the cases for the Smile 4 A Lifetime candidates.