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August is Back-to-School Month…It’s time for Orthodontic Care!

August 20th, 2019

School is back in session, and things are about to get crazy! Are your orthodontics appointments scheduled? It’s best to plan ahead for orthodontic treatment, as things tend to get busier and busier as the school year rolls on.

Orthodontics for Kids

People tend to think of teenagers when it comes to Orthodontic care, and teen years are a good time for orthodontics. Teens teeth have grown in, but they’re still developing their bones and facial structures and it makes it easier to adjust teeth into their optimum positions.

However, it is recommended that children do see an orthodontist by the age of 7. Even if your child’s teeth look straight and even, there may be potential problems that only a trained orthodontist can spot.

The best thing about spotting problems early on is having the ability to fix it before it becomes more problematic in the future. Preventative care tends to be easier and less expensive!

So get your kids in early. Jennifer Martin Orthodontics treats families of all ages, including the kids still in their single digit years!

Orthodontics for Teens

There was a time that teenagers and Orthodontics meant just one thing-Braces. And while many teens still wear braces (they are an excellent treatment option), we can now offer Invisalign® aligners. Invisalign has made orthodontic treatment more practical for many people, including teenagers.

With this age of social media and selfie culture that we’re in the midst of, teenagers are less enthusiastic about having a mouthful of chunky metal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear, practically invisible, and this is a major selling point.

Invisalign has other benefits too though, such as the ability to take them out in order to eat and clean your teeth. They are comprised of less hardware than braces, so less potential for breakage and damage.

Schedule with Jennifer Martin Orthodontics and see if Invisalign may be right for the teenager in your life!

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontics aren’t just for kids! More adults than ever are seeking out orthodontic care, partially as a result of Invisalign coming out, but also because people are coming to understand that the health of your mouth affects the health of your body. And as you get older you want to keep your body as healthy as possible!

When your teeth are straight and even, it’s easier to keep your gums clean and healthy. Unhealthy gums can lead to periodontal disease, and more serious health issues later on down the line.

Another benefit to straight teeth as an adult is less wear and tear. When you’re biting down properly because your teeth are straight, you’re not crashing your teeth into each other unnecessarily. This means your teeth will stay healthy and strong for years to come.

Schedule with Jennifer Martin Orthodontics Today!

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics is a Legacy Practice. That means Dr. Martin literally grew up in this office! She purchased the business from her father years ago, and many of their current patients have parents who were patients way back when!

Family and community are important to Dr. Martin and her team. They really take the time to get to know each of their patients, and understand their goals and reasons for seeking out treatment. You will never feel like “just another body” in the chair here, you may become one of the family if you’re not careful!

Locate in Pleasant Hill Jennifer Martin Orthodontics serves patients from all over the Bay, including Walnut Creek, Martinez, and San Ramon. Give their office a call today at (925) 676-8485 and schedule your appointment for the whole family!

Invisalign-Not Just for Kids!

July 17th, 2019

You’ve probably heard of Invisalign®- it’s likely you know someone going through treatment. But what you may not know is that they’re a great treatment option for people of all ages, not just teenagers. In fact, the Men in your life may benefit the most from this method of straightening your teeth.

Read on to learn more about Invisalign, and if it might be right for you or the man in your life!

A Discreet Way to Enhance Your Smile

Invisalign consist of clear aligners that are specially crafted to fit perfectly over your teeth. When you wear them, they work to slowly shift your teeth into the optimum position. As one set of aligners finishes their job, a new set will be prescribed for you. You can arrange for the aligners to be shipped to you so that you don’t have to make as many trips to the orthodontist’s office.

Invisalign is great for professional working adults. They are clear, and virtually unnoticeable to other people. You can take them out in order to eat and clean your teeth, something you can’t do with metal braces.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

If you have a mild to moderate case of malocclusion, Invisalign might be the right treatment option for you. For more severe cases of misalignment, or uneven teeth, a more aggressive treatment may be necessary.

You do have to be diligent about wearing the aligners. They only work when you wear them, and they should be worn for up to 22 hours a day. So if you can adhere to these rules and compliance issues, you should be successful with Invisalign Treatment.

The fact that they’re almost invisible is a big selling point for professional adults. No one wants to head a big meeting with shiny metal braces taking over the show! More adults than ever are taking advantage of this subtle and discreet way of undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics-A Family Oriented Practice

Jennifer Martin Orthodontics is a legacy practice. She purchased the business from her father years ago, and likes to explain to people that she literally grew up there!

There are many current patients whose parents received care there, and you can feel the difference as soon as you walk in the doors. Dr. Martin and her team are genuinely invested in their patients and their health and wellness.

Community is important to this practice, and you will often see them participating in local science fairs, as well as little league teams and candy buyback programs. It’s not just about your teeth-your lifestyle and overall health matters too.

Because they are a family oriented practice, Jennifer Martin Orthodontics understands the hectic lifestyles of families. They will work with your schedules, and even try to ensure that everyone in treatment can get in on the same days for their appointments.

So if you’re a professional adult looking to enhance your smile without invasive or obtrusive procedures, consider Invisalign. And definitely consider making Jennifer Martin Orthodontics the place you do it. Located in Pleasant Hill they serve patients from Walnut Creek, Martinez, and San Ramon. Schedule today at (925) 676-8485. The whole family is welcome!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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