Orthodontics and Braces in Palmdale CA | AV Sierra Dental Center

Orthodontics and Braces in Palmdale, CA

Creating Better, Healthier Smiles

Teeth-alignment problems are not only a cosmetic concern — they can also lead to oral- and whole health-related issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing, and chronic headaches. At AV Sierra Dental Center, our orthodontist, Dr. Hanseen, detects potential alignment issues as early as possible to better identify the best orthodontic solution. This allows your Palmdale dentist to better protect your overall oral health and quality of life. Interested in seeing how our orthodontic treatments can improve your smile and oral health? Contact our office in Palmdale, CA, today, and let’s chat about how our orthodontic services can help.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects a vast array of dental conditions, such as crowding, protruding/poorly spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and other misalignments. Dr. Hanseen has extensive experience realigning crooked, overlapping, and gapped teeth. Dental braces and other orthodontic treatments can make dramatic improvements in your facial structure if done properly. Our orthodontic services in Palmdale, CA, can also help prevent potentially serious problems from occurring and save you money in the long run.

Benefits of Our Orthodontic Treatments

There are so many benefits to orthodontics, including:

  • Improved confidence
  • Better oral health and overall health
  • Better facial esthetics
  • Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain
  • Improved alignment can oftentimes help with excessive tooth wear

What Dental Problems Can Be Treated With Orthodontics?

Straightening your teeth is the first thing most people think about when they are discussing braces. However, Orthodontic care does more than simply make a smile more attractive. Braces address a collection of problems with teeth and jaw alignment improving biting and chewing function as well.

  • Misaligned teeth and jaws
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Bite problems (including overbite)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gapped teeth
  • Problems regarding childhood thumb sucking

AV Sierra Dental Art’s Orthodontic Treatment Options

Our gifted clinical team has years of experience in treating patients of all ages and ensuring your comfort during every visit. We start each of our orthodontic patients off with a consultation to discover and discuss which options would be right for you. Your next visit will involve taking records and putting on your orthodontic braces. After that, you will typically need to schedule a monthly visit with our orthodontist for adjustments. After your treatment is complete, our team will finalize your records, remove your dental braces, and give you a retainer to help ensure your treatment lasts.

The term “orthodontics” most likely evokes images of silver and gray wired braces attached to a teenager’s teeth, along with an endless number of trips to the orthodontist. But modern-day orthodontic treatment plans allow us to provide different types of braces that are clear or nearly invisible. Our orthodontic services include:

Traditional Dental Braces

Metal braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to straighten your teeth over the course of 2-3 years.

HealthyStart Orthodontics

This innovative pediatric orthodontic treatment is designed to adjust children’s teeth and jaw without using braces. It is meant for children who are too young for braces, and it can prevent the need for braces later on.

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A series of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth over the course of 12-24 months.



At AV Sierra Dental, we have many teeth-straightening solutions available for patients of all ages, including solutions that are nearly invisible and can significantly change your alignment in as little as six months. The time it will take to straighten your teeth largely depends on the severity of your condition. An average case will require 2 years of treatment followed by lifetime retainer wear. Simple cases can be as short as 6 months, however. Complex cases can extend to 3 years.


Orthodontic braces will straighten your teeth. Maintaining them is 100% reliant on the patient’s compliance in wearing their retainers. Our Orthodontist generally recommends patient’s wear their retainers fulltime for the first year after finishing braces. After the first year, the retainer should be worn at least every night while sleeping, indefinitely.


Dental braces help you achieve your best smile. At AV Sierra Dental we provide both pediatric and adult orthodontics. For most, the ideal age for orthodontic treatments is around 12-13 years old though.


We are able to straighten your smile with clear aligners that are nearly invisible such as Invisalign. This system uses clear materials (removable aligners) that are discreet and comfortable.


No. Only patients with misalignment problems need to wear braces. The best way to find out if you or your child will need braces is to call and set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Couto.


Ready to Improve Your Smile?

Our extremely gifted Dr. Hanseen has been helping patients just like you straighten their teeth with highly effective orthodontic treatments, such as clear aligners, metal braces, and Healthy Start in Palmdale, CA, for nearly two decades. He is one of the most passionate and caring orthodontists and will have you enjoying the benefits of a straighter smile in no time at all. For more information about our orthodontic services, call 661.202.3542 to schedule a consultation with our Palmdale dental office and take one step closer to a straighter smile today!

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