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Orthodontics as Self-Care?

September 25th, 2019

When you think of orthodontics the word “fun” likely doesn’t come to mind. You probably think of braces, x-rays, time in a dental chair, and expenses. And in the past you would’ve been absolutely correct.

Times have changed, and so has technology and patient care. Orthodontic care in particular has come a long way, and more adults are seeking it out every year.

Why not consider thinking of orthodontic care as self-care? Instead of looking at it as a hassle and expense, look at it as a sound investment into a healthier happier you-for the long and short term.

Read on to learn more about adult orthodontics and all that Jennifer Martin Orthodontics has to offer.

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic care is no longer just for kids and teenagers. Since Invisalign® came onto the market, more and more adults seek out orthodontic care every year. Adult orthodontics is important because straight teeth are about so much more than a pretty smile.

As you get older, your bone starts to deteriorate. This can cause noticeable changes in the structure of your face. Your teeth may start to shift around a little bit, and that can change the way you chew your food-or even change the foods you eat.

Orthodontics is a way to combat some of those changes with the use of surgery or other extreme measure.

Your teeth may start to wear out a bit, leaving you more vulnerable to gingivitis or gum disease. Keeping your teeth straight and even will minimize this damage, ensuring that not only your oral health, but your overall health and wellness will remain sound for years to come.

Invisalign Treatment for Adults

Gone are the days of chunky metal braces with colorful rubber-bands. They are still a treatment option for some, but adults leading a professional career have much better options now for treating crooked or misaligned teeth.

There is of course Invisalign, a discreet way to enhance your smile. They consist of clear aligners, uniquely tailored to fit perfectly over your teeth. As your teeth shift into their ideal place, you replace the aligners. They are virtually invisible, making it easier to perfect your smile with no one being the wiser.

A Family Oriented Practice

Family and community are extremely important at Jennifer Martin Orthodontics. It is a legacy practice, meaning Dr. Martin actually purchased the business from her father years ago. She likes to tell people that she literally grew up there!

Many of Dr. Martins patients have parents who were patients of her father. There is a real sense of community in the office, as each member of her team are truly dedicated to their careers and to the patients who come in.

If you’re an adult looking to enhance your smile, or to simple maintain the beautiful smile you have, Give Jennifer Martin Orthodontics a call today. Located in Pleasant Hill, she treats patients from Martinez, Walnut Creek, San Ramon and all over the Bay Area. And because she understands firsthand the hustle and bustle that goes along with raising a family, they will go out of your way to schedule your whole family on the same day!

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!



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