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Steven A. Nerad, DMD, PC
Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics
1024 Serpentine Ln #107 Pleasanton, CA 94566
NEW PATIENT HOTLINE! 888-795-6929
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Child, Teen, & Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic Services Orthodontics for children

Pre-teen with braces

Some orthodontic conditions are simply easier to correct if they’re corrected early! Interceptive childhood orthodontic treatment is all about preventing more severe problems that may occur in the future and establishing the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. If these problems are left unattended, future orthodontic care can be more costly and difficult with an inferior result. Here at Dr. Nerad’s office your child’s orthodontic care can be started at the optimal time because your child’s bite and smile is evaluated on his/her first visit and every further examination.


Adolescent and Teen Orthodontics

Two teen girls with braces

Wow! Nearly grown up and an adult! With most or all the baby teeth gone and the jaw growth set, this is the most frequent time to start orthodontic care. So it’s: Braces, retainers, and everything else you want to know about orthodontics! Congratulations, you’ve on your way to a beautiful smile and healthy bite.


Adult Orthodontics

Young adult group

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.


Invisalign for Teens and Adults

Mom and teen daughter

Clear aligners, like Invisalign®, use a series of removable acrylic trays, rather than brackets and wires, to straighten your teeth. Since aligners are removable as well as invisible, you can easily brush and floss your teeth as usual. You also don’t have to worry about limiting foods you love, since you can remove aligners during mealtimes. Invisalign is a great option for adults and older esthetically conscious teens who need orthodontic treatment.


Cosmetic Braces

You can have an attractive smile and at the same time straighten your teeth. Clear or tooth colored ceramic brackets are nearly invisible from conversational distances. Clear aligners, like Invisalign® are another great way to straighten your teeth without the whole world knowing just by looking at you.

Traditional metal braces can be “hidden” behind your teeth. They’re “invisible” when you smile too! Removable retainers are great when only a little movement is needed and they don’t have the heavy metal look. These cosmetic choices are fantastic orthodontic options for models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, adult professionals, and older teens who are anxious about getting to much attention for having braces.

Accelerated Orthodontics

Cartoon rocket

Wonderful news! Recent advances in orthodontic care can accelerate your tooth movement which has the potential to decrease the length of time you wear braces or your clear Invisalign aligners. Now with a shorter time in orthodontic care, you’re that much closer to a beautiful smile.


Surgical Orthodontics

Infrequently, some bite problems cannot be corrected with braces alone because of the size or shape of the underlying jaw bones. In this event we team up orthodontic care with an oral surgeon to change the shape of the jaw bones which improves the ability to chew, speak, and breathe as well as the facial appearance. The results can be dramatic and marvelous!

Orthodontics for Weddings

Bride

You’re counting down till your BIG DAY and keeping a long checklist for a perfect wedding.

WEDDING CHECKLIST:

Many brides-to-be are now adding orthodontic care to their to-do list! How would it be if you could have the beautiful smile you always wanted as you say “I do.” You can!

Schedule your evaluation and tell us your date. Dr.Nerad will develop a personalized and esthetic plan so you can you check off “White, straight teeth” on that long checklist! By the way Best Wishes! We are so excited for you.


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