Orthodontists are specialists who receive two to three years of specialized education in addition to their dental school education. With this training, they become specialists in aligning the bite and straightening teeth. Many dentists associated with orthodontics by mail companies, like Six Month Smiles and Smile Direct Club, do not have this specialized training, which … Continue reading “3M™ Clarity Aligners and Traditional Braces: Safer Alternatives to Orthodontics by Mail “read more →
WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten … Continue reading “Interceptive Orthodontics: The Basics”read more →
AS PARENTS, WE ARE often impressed by the ingenuity of our tweens and teens, but not every idea they come up with is a good one. One of the more alarming new trends that’s been popping up lately is do-it-yourself braces or mail order aligners. Quite a few teenagers have been posting videos demonstrating to their … Continue reading “Don’t DIY Your Braces”read more →
FacialEsthetics 3 Reasons Dr. Gutierrez is the Logical Choice for your Facial Esthetics -Botox & Dermal Fillers Our never-ending thirst for knowledge and the ability to offer our patients the best possible range of treatments continues here at Gutierrez Orthodontics. From the day I entered dental school 21 years ago, I learned two things in … Continue reading “Gutierrez Orthodontics & Facial Esthetics”read more →
Here is our philosophy and approach at Gutierrez Orthodontics: A smile analysis of how your teeth, lips and facial structures could work harmoniously in order to get the ideal smile with a functional occlusion (byte). This analysis is usually conducted as follows; First Appointment: Initial Consultation At the first appointment, the patient is … Continue reading “What is a Smile Analysis? – Initial Orthodontic Consultation”read more →
SO, YOU WANT TO whiten your teeth. You’re not alone! In fact, when the American Association of Orthodontics asked what people would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter and straighter teeth. At Gutierrez Orthodontics we have Several Teeth Whitening Options With so many teeth whitening products on the … Continue reading “Thinking About Whitening Your Smile?”read more →
YOU DESERVE A SMILE that reflects your best possible you, which is why you deserve an orthodontist who is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), like Dr. Alex Gutiérrez. It takes three additional years of specialized study beyond dental school to become a Specialist in Orthodontics and … Continue reading “Why choose an AAO Orthodontist”read more →
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