What to Know Before Your Orthodontic Consultation

Serving all of Murrieta, CA, and the surrounding areas, Madison Square Dentistry proudly serves as your home for exceptional orthodontic care. Known for its commitment to gold-standard care and personalized treatment plans, our practice has become the go-to destination for patients seeking to improve their smiles in the Inland Empire. The vibrant community of Murrieta has found trust in the dental solutions provided by the experienced team at Madison Square Dentistry.

Meet Dr. Do

Dr. Do began his dental journey in 2002. With an unwavering passion for creating happy, healthy smiles that last a lifetime, Dr. Do has assisted over 5,000 patients in the Murrieta area. Through the skilled use of advanced technology and his experience, Dr. Do and the team at Madison Square Dentistry offer 5-star treatment that ensures each patient receives a tailored orthodontic experience that’s both effective and comfortable. Our promise to go the extra mile is deeply ingrained in the philosophy of Madison Square Dentistry, and we guarantee that your orthodontic journey is nothing short of exceptional.

Common Orthodontic Issues

Orthodontic issues can vary widely, but commonly encountered problems include overcrowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and gaps between teeth. 

  • Overcrowding: Overcrowded teeth occur when there isn’t enough space in the jaw for all the teeth to fit without pushing together. 
  • Overbites: Overbites happen when the upper teeth protrude further than the lower teeth, while underbites occur when the lower teeth are positioned further forward than the upper teeth. 
  • Crossbites: Crossbites involve the misalignment of upper and lower jaws, leading to one or more upper teeth biting on the inside of the lower teeth. 

Additionally, gaps between teeth can occur for various reasons, including missing teeth, small teeth, or a mismatch between the size of the jawbones and the size of the teeth.

Understanding these common issues can be helpful before your orthodontic consultation. Having a basic knowledge of these problems, you can participate in discussions about potential treatment options with Dr. Do. Remember, every case is unique, and Dr. Do will tailor a specific treatment plan to address your needs. Feel free to share any concerns or issues you have experienced during your consultation.

Your Orthodontic Consultation at Madison Square Dentistry

The initial orthodontic consultation at Madison Square Dentistry marks the start of your path toward achieving a confident, healthy smile. This step will familiarize you with the process, understand your specific dental concerns, and discuss the available treatment options. 

During the consultation, Dr. Do will conduct a thorough evaluation, including your dental and medical history, an examination of your teeth and jaw, and any X-rays or digital scans needed to assess your dental alignment.

Dr. Do and our expert staff will take the time to understand your personal orthodontic needs and smile goals. This collaborative approach keeps you informed and actively involved in the decision-making process, ultimately leading to an orthodontic solution that suits your lifestyle and preferences.

Traditional Braces

Even though the field of orthodontics continues to grow, traditional braces remain an essential part of dental alignment. Madison Square Dentistry offers conventional braces as a reliable solution for many common dental concerns. Dr. Do’s expertise in this area allows for the application of traditional braces that are tailored to your specific needs. It ensures that your treatment journey is both efficient and successful. With our state-of-the-art materials and techniques, Madison Square Dentistry provides a comfortable and easy braces experience.

Invisalign and Clear Correct

If you want to straighten your smile discreetly, Madison Square Dentistry proudly presents Invisalign and Clear Correct as innovative alternatives to traditional braces. These transparent aligner systems provide a method of obtaining a perfectly aligned smile without the need for conspicuous metal brackets and wires. Dr. Do’s expertise in utilizing these advanced aligner systems ensures that you receive top-tier care and achieve optimal results while enjoying enhanced comfort and convenience.

Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces

Clear aligners and traditional braces offer advantages, and the choice between the two depends on various factors. While traditional braces are highly effective for addressing severe misalignments and complex bite issues, clear aligners are particularly suitable for patients with mild to moderate dental concerns such as crowding, gaps, or bite irregularities. The invisible nature of clear aligners also appeals to those who prioritize aesthetics and wish to maintain a natural appearance during orthodontic treatment.

Good Candidates for Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent choice for individuals committed to a consistent schedule as prescribed by the orthodontist. Ideal candidates for clear aligners are patients with minor to moderate dental misalignments and those who follow the treatment plan. During your consultation at Madison Square Dentistry, Dr. Do will assess whether you are a suitable candidate for clear aligners.

Caring for Clear Aligners

To ensure the longevity of your clear aligners, it’s essential to have a consistent care routine. First, remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything except water; it will help prevent staining and warping. Clean your aligners regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and antibacterial soap to avoid bacteria and plaque buildup. Always avoid using hot water because it can distort the shape of the aligners. Finally, store your aligners in their case to prevent loss or damage. Adhering to this simple routine will help maintain your aligners throughout your treatment.

Schedule Your Free Orthodontic Consultation

Schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation with Dr. Do and the team at Madison Square Dentistry. Your consultation marks the first step in transforming your smile and guiding you toward the path of the smile you’ve been dreaming about. Contact our office today! 


The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other dental and orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Madison Square Dentistry by clicking here or by calling (951) 304-2070.

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