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Summertime Orthodontic Care-For the Whole Family!

June 25th, 2019

Summer is a busy time for orthodontists. Kids are out of school, so there’s more freedom to make it to appointments. And if your child or teen is starting orthodontic treatment for the first time, it’s nice to have some time to adjust to wearing braces or Invisalign® before returning to school.

If your child or teen needs orthodontic care, or you do, consider Jennifer Martin Orthodontics. They serve patients of all ages, in a family friendly atmosphere, and understand the need to adjust to your busy schedule.

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign is becoming more popular with teens. It’s all about social media and selfies these days, and teenagers prefer the clear plastic aligners as opposed to heavy metal braces.

Invisalign aligners work best for mild to moderate cases of misaligned teeth. If your child has a more severe case of misalignment, a different approach may be necessary. Dr. Martin will thoroughly examine your case, and work with you to decide the best option for treatment.

Teenagers perform really well with Invisalign. Many parents exclaim surprise and delight with their teens willingness to adhere to the strict compliance necessary for the aligners to do their job. They do need to be worn for up to 22 hours a day, only to be removed for eating and cleaning the teeth.

If your teenager is fairly disciplined, and dedicated to finishing their treatment in a timely manner, Invisalign may be a wonderful option for orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign for Adults

Orthodontic care isn’t just for teenagers anymore. More adults than ever are seeking out orthodontic care, in order to prolong the health of their teeth and their overall wellness. Straight teeth are great for confidence and a bright smile, but they also have a lot to do with maintaining a healthy lifestyle as you grow older.

When your teeth are straight there is less wear and tear on them. You won’t come across as many microchips and cracks in straight teeth, and it’s also easier to eat the healthy foods you need to maintain your body’s health.

Invisalign is great for adults, especially working in a professional field. They are virtually invisible, so you can achieve orthodontic treatment with no one being the wiser!

It’s never too late to get the beautiful smile you deserve, so whether or not your kids need orthodontic treatment, you deserve a healthy smile just as much!

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics-A Legacy Practice

Dr. Martin purchased the business from her father many years ago, she like to explain that she literally grew up in this office! Family and community matter here, and Dr. Martin and her staff thrive on getting to know each of their patients as a whole person, and not just a set of teeth.

Many of her patients have parents who were patients here not so long ago- it really is a family oriented practice. And because Dr. Martin understands the hectic schedule of a busy family, they will go out of their way to ensure they can see each of you on the same day, requiring less trips to the office.

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics is located in Pleasant Hill, and they serve patients from all over the Bay Area, including Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and Martinez. Call (925) 676-8485 and schedule your appointment today. Bring the whole family!



Schedule Your Teen for Invisalign Today!

May 21st, 2019

Spring is here, summer is coming, and there’s no better time to start preparing for your teens Invisalign® treatment.

Summer is a great time to get started with orthodontic treatment because the kids are out of school and more readily available to make it to appointments. It’s also beneficial for child (and you!) to have some time to adjust to their orthodontic treatment and apparatus before school starts.

Read on to learn more about Invisalign, and if it may be right for your teen.

How Invisalign Works

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. They consist of clear plastic aligners that are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. There are no brackets or rubber bands to contend with, so there is less opportunity for breakage or damage.

The aligners are replaced every few weeks as your teeth gradually shift into place. They do need to be worn up to 22 hours a day, so it’s important that they only take them out to eat or clean his or her teeth.

Invisalign works best for mild to moderate cases of misalignment, so if your teen has a more severe case, then Invisalign may not be the right treatment option.

Is Invisalign Right For My Teen?

Compliance is really important for Invisalign treatment. If your teenager is fairly disciplined and able to follow directions they have a better shot at completing their treatment successfully. They must be worn up to 23 hours per day, and should only be removed for eating and cleaning the teeth.

Metal braces consist of more hardware then Invisalign, so there is more opportunity for them to break or become damages. Invisalign aligners are more streamlined and simple to apply.

In this day and age of Social Media and selfies, your teen may feel insecure or embarrassed about the appearance of chunky metal braces and Invisalign could be a solution to that. They are virtually invisible, making them a great option for professional adults as well.

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics-A Family Centered Practice

Jennifer Martin purchased her practice from her Father years ago-you could pretty much say that she grew up here! It’s a second-generation practice, so many of her current patients have parents who were patients not so long ago!

Family and community matters to Dr. Martin, and she is dedicated to contributing to her community in as many ways possible. She donates to local Little League teams and participates in a candy buy-back program every Halloween with the proceeds going towards our active military.

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics treats family members of all ages, from kids to teens to adults. And she understands how busy and hectic family life can be, so goes out of her way to schedule multiple appointments on the same day so your whole family can be treated without multiple trips.

If your teenager is in need of orthodontic treatment, or anyone in your family for that matter, give Jennifer Martin Orthodontics a call today at (925) 676-8485. Located in Pleasant Hill she serves patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Martinez and all of the surrounding communities in the Greater Bay Area.


Jennifer Martin Orthodontics-A Family Focused Practice

April 9th, 2019

Dentists and Orthodontics have a funny schedule. They tend to be busier in the summer, since kids are out of school and more readily available to make it to their appointments. It’s a win for kids getting braces, because they have time before school starts to get used to wearing them.

They also get busy in the beginning of the school year, as families scramble to get it all done, and utilize their insurance benefits effectively.

So get onboard early, and start planning for your family’s orthodontic care now!

Planning Orthodontic Treatment for Your Family

If you have children that need orthodontic treatment, the sooner you get them scheduled for an appointment the better. We understand that families lead hectic lives. There are so many responsibilities and challenges, and getting it all done sometimes seems like an impossible feat.

One of best things about Jennifer Martin Orthodontics is their family focused philosophy. They treat a whole range of patients- from toddlers to elders! In fact, they are a multi-generational practice. Some of their patients have parents who received care there when they were kids!

What this means for you, is a one stop shop for the whole family to receive expert, compassionate, and thorough orthodontic care!

It is recommended that children see an orthodontist by the age of 7 for a check-up. Even if your child’s teeth look straight, there may be issues that are invisible to the eye. And when it comes to orthodontic care, the sooner you get started, the better.

The longer you wait to address orthodontic issues, the more severe those issues may become. You will save time, money, and hassle by getting your child started with preventative care as soon as possible.

Orthodontics Care for Adults

More adults than ever are seeking out orthodontic care. Straight teeth aren’t just about aesthetics-they help to facilitate a healthy mouth, and therefore body in general. Straight teeth ensure a proper bite, meaning no unnecessary wear and tear to your teeth. Straight teeth also mean that your jaw is strong and healthy. Straightening and evening out your teeth now can ensure less problems as you age.

With advancements in technology, as well as the introduction of Invisalign aligners, more adults can fit orthodontics into their busy lifestyles. Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a beautiful smile!

Family Focused Care

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics treats patients of all ages! Kids love the fact that their parents went to the same Orthodontist practice, and adults know that their kids are getting the best treatment-their own smiles are the irrefutable proof!

If you or your kids are in need of friendly, helpful, family oriented orthodontic care, look no further! We have experts standing by to answer any questions you may have, whether they’re about treatment options or financial issues. We will work with you to ensure that you get the best care possible, while meeting your financial and time management needs.

Give us a call today at (925) 676-8485! Our Pleasant Hill office serves patients from Walnut Creek to Martinez, and all of the surrounding communities.

Invisalign for Spring Time!

March 12th, 2019

Spring is finally in the air, and there’s no better time to start perfecting your summertime smiles!

Dr. Jennifer Martin, located in Pleasant Hill California, has built her practice on the foundation of family and community. Her Father originally opened the practice and she has turned it into a multi-generation legacy practice. They serve patients of all ages, and many of her current patients have parents who received care here years ago!

If you’re looking at Invisalign treatment for yourself or a loved one, look no further than Jennifer Martin Orthodontics. You will find a warm and welcoming practice, with utter dedication to providing your whole family with beautiful smiles.

Orthodontics for Kids

There’s no exact time for your kids to start visiting the orthodontist, but age 7 is about the latest you want to go. Keep in mind that much of what happens to your teeth goes on below the surface. Just because your child’s teeth look straight and even doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden issues or potential problems down the line.

When you start your kids with Orthodontics sooner, you can avoid more intensive and costly treatment in the future. That’s why it’s so important to have a professional Orthodontist examine and evaluate your children’s teeth-the earlier the better. It’s better for the whole family to avoid costly procedures-for the kid’s sake and your wallets!

Invisalign for Teenagers

Teenagers are embracing Invisalign treatment more than ever. They are clear aligners, so you can have the benefit of effective orthodontic treatment without the use of chunky metal braces. In this day and age of selfies and social media, teens prefer the subtly of Invisalign over metal braces.

Invisalign isn’t right for every teen. Some cases may be too complicated and require braces-that is something to be determined by you and your orthodontist.

For teenagers who do use Invisalign, compliance is very important. The aligners only work when you wear them-up to 23 hours a day. They can be removed for eating and cleaning, a bonus, but the temptation to leave them out may be too strong for some. If your child is fairly disciplined, and determined to succeed in his or her treatment, Invisalign may be a great option.

Invisalign for Adults

Kids and teens aren’t the only ones who can benefit from orthodontic care! Adult orthodontics is on the rise. With the advent of Invisalign aligners more adults than ever are seeking out orthodontic care-and not just for vanity purposes.

When your teeth are straight and even, and in their proper alignment, the entire structure of your jaw works better. Crooked teeth can lead to more serious issues. When you chew food with crooked teeth, for example, there will be more wear and tear. This wear and tear can develop into cracks and breakages that will require much more intensive and costly treatment in the future.

As you get older, your teeth start to shift around. Orthodontic treatment can ensure that any changes in the structure of your mouth is observed and properly remedied. A bright smile does a lot to slow down the aging process, and orthodontics is key to that great smile!

Schedule with Jennifer Martin Orthodontics

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics is located in Pleasant Hill, and see people from all over the Bay Area, including Martinez and Walnut Creek. They serve patients of all ages, and will work with your family to see you all in the same visit! Schedule today at (925) 676-8485 and start perfecting your smile tomorrow!

Creating generations of smiles through a legacy of personal care and heartfelt service!