Looking for Affordable Braces in Cathedral, CA?

Everyone deserves a smile that they’re proud of, but a straighter smile offers more benefits than just an improved appearance. At the office of Dr. Ruben Mendez, we offer customized orthodontic therapy to enhance your dental looks and oral health. There’s no need to find a separate orthodontist in Cathedral!

Benefits of Straighter Teeth: It’s Not Just About Your Looks!

The truth is, crooked and crowded teeth are hard to keep clean. With so many hard to reach places, it’s easy for cavity-causing bacteria to flourish and wreak havoc on your smile. By straightening your smile, you reduce your risk of..

  • Cavities
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Loss
  • Premature Enamel Wear
  • Injury to Protruding Teeth

And since periodontal disease is a risk factor for many health conditions – such as stroke, heart attack, premature labor, diabetes and more – you’re actually taking a step towards better overall health!

Which Braces are Right For You?

When it comes to straightening your smile, many options are available. Dr. Mendez and Dr. Mejia, our orthodontist specialist, can work with you to co-design the orthodontic therapy that works best for you.

Traditional Braces

Metal braces have been the standard orthodontic treatment for decades, but they’ve come a long way over time. Today’s traditional braces are more compact and comfortable and don’t resemble the “train tracks” from years past.
If you have issues with jaw alignment or your bite, traditional braces may be the answer you’re looking for. Conventional orthodontics are often able to correct a variety of misalignment issues, that other braces can’t address. Many patients who suffer from speech or eating difficulties, due to bite or jaw irregularities, enjoy a better quality of life and improved function after their orthodontic therapy is completed.

Clear Braces in Cathedral

For many adults, the idea of shiny, metal braces isn’t appealing. If you’re looking for a discreet orthodontic alternative, be sure to ask about our clear, orthodontic aligners or tooth colored braces.
Using special images of your mouth, customized clear, plastic trays are created to gently guide your teeth into their optimal position. You simply return to our office every 2-3 weeks for the next series of adjustment trays. Plus, they are removable, so you can slip them out to enjoy your favorite foods and easily brush your teeth after. No awkward flossing between brackets is needed! Just be sure to wear your clear orthodontic at least 20 hours each day, for best results.
On the other hand, tooth colored braces are just like regular braces, but they’re made out of white brackets and low-profile wires so that they blend in with your teeth.

You’re Never Too Old to Enjoy Straighter Teeth

Braces aren’t just for kids! You might be surprised just how many of our orthodontic patients have children (or grandchildren) in braces, too. Whether you’ve finally reached a point in your life where braces are an affordable option, or you’re suffering from periodontal disease and need relief that only an aligned smile can offer – it’s always a great time for orthodontics. Call our Cathedral City office today to schedule your orthodontic consultation!