Quintero Orthodontics Juan-Carlos Quintero, D.M.D. M.S. Align Yourself in Excellence╗
You've given your child a confident smile and a healthy bite. Now it's time for you! Straightening your teeth as an adult can dramatically improve your oral health, personal appearance and self-esteem. Quintero Orthodontics offers low profile, inconspicuous appliances, and Dr. Quintero can help adults achieve straighter, more beautiful smiles, often a healthier and more natural alternative than veneers, bridges or crowns.
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. It is
well-recognized that when left untreated, many orthodontic problems may
become worse. When you have a malocclusion ("bad bite"), your teeth may
be crowded, excessively spaced or may not fit together correctly. Such
conditions may lead to dental health problems. Crowded teeth are hard
to clean and, given time, may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and
even tooth loss. Bad bites can also result in abnormal wearing of tooth
surfaces, difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum
tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints.
You'll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle - you can sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss and even have your picture taken. One in five orthodontic patients is an adult. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) estimates that more than 1,000,000 adults in the United States and Canada are receiving treatment from orthodontists who are members of the AAO.
The rate of toothless has declined over recent decades. Our great- grandparents, for the most part, lost their teeth around age 40. Today's 25- year-old has the potential of another 75 years of keeping and using their teeth. This is a major change in dental healthcare (and life expectancy). Teeth that do not fit well often wear down more quickly - another reason to make sure that your teeth are in good alignment and well maintained in your adult years.
We love creating beautiful smiles, for all the benefits it can bring. Many insurance companies also cover orthodontic care for adults. So come discover ways to improve your appearance as well as your health with a complimentary exam and consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The definitive treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Breathing is a function of anatomy. Specifically, a function of your nose and
mouth, - it's what we call the "craniofacial anatomy". As orthodontists, who
better to understand, screen, and treat problems of the craniofacial anatomy
such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Dr. Quintero publishes and lectures to
other medical and dental professionals on "Airway Development".
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 1 on every 5 Americans. Left untreated OSA can lead to stroke, heart disease, heart attack, arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, GERD, automobile accidents, diminished QOL, depression, retinopathy, etc.
Beautiful smiles are nice, but long healthy lives are better. So come and discover ways to improve your appearance as well as your health with a complimentary exam and consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information, go to www.airwaydevelopment.com