Orthodontics

Igor Babenkov, D.D.S.

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Roseville, CA

A set of straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw do much more than improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile -- they actually offer a number of health benefits as well. The Dental Office of Dr. Igor Babenkov, D.D.S., in Roseville, California, provides its patients with high-quality orthodontics that make their smiles look and feel their best. To learn more about what Dr. Babenkov’s orthodontics can do for you, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that uses temporary or permanent oral appliances to keep your teeth and jaw in proper alignment. 

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Getting your smile in proper alignment has a number of benefits, both medically and cosmetically. 

Medically speaking, straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which reduces your risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. A straight smile with a properly aligned jaw also does a better job at evenly distributing the force in your bite. This can prevent excessive and premature wear on your teeth and help protect you against TMJ disorder.

Cosmetically speaking, a properly aligned smile is simply more aesthetically pleasing! Having a smile that you’re proud of makes you more likely to want to share it with the world, which can not only benefit your health and wellness, but can benefit the health and wellness of those around you!

What conditions can orthodontics treat?

Orthodontics treats a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misplaced midline
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite

Dr. Babenkov works with you to determine the best orthodontic solution for your condition.

What orthodontic options do you offer?

The Dental Office of Dr. Igor Babenkov improves its patients smiles with high-quality traditional braces and Invisalign®.

Traditional Braces

The past few years have seen great advances in braces technology, making today’s braces much more comfortable and efficient than they used to be. 

Traditional braces are composed of brackets, bands, and an archwire. The archwire is threaded through the brackets, which are sealed to the front of your teeth, while the bands help keep the archwire in place on the brackets. 

Dr. Babenkov periodically tightens your archwire, which puts a small but constant amount of pressure on your teeth through the brackets. That pressure gradually pushes your teeth toward your target alignment, eventually giving you a straighter and healthier smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that corrects the alignment of your teeth and bite with a series of clear aligners made from smooth and flexible plastic. 

Your removable aligners are made from an impression of your smile, and fit snugly around your teeth as they gradually push them into a better alignment. You wear your aligners all day, every day, taking them out only to brush, floss, and eat. You move on to the next aligner in your series as your teeth get closer and closer to their target alignment.

One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the clear aligners are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them, so nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them!

Get started toward your dream smile today by scheduling an orthodontic appointment at the Dental Office of Dr. Igor Babenkov, D.D.S. You can book your visit by phone or online.