A "bad bite" or "crooked teeth" are caused by a number of factors including facial contours, jaw and tooth size and, sometimes, even heredity. Early loss of "baby" teeth and thumb sucking can also be causes.

No matter what the cause, the solution is Orthodontics. The Orthodontic staff at Lorenzana and Associates can turn the embarrassment of crooked teeth into a beautiful smile which will last a life time.


During your first few visits, we will determine how your teeth need to move by taking x-rays and making impressions of your teeth. From these impressions, three-dimensional plaster models of your upper and lower tooth structure will be cast.


Most patients will require attachments commonly known as "braces" bonded to their teeth. Arch wires, rubber bands, and other specialized dental appliances may also be used.

The kinds and types of appliances chosen your treatment will be based on what our staff considers as the best corrective solution for your specific orthodontic needs.


Wearing braces and other orthodontic appliances, if required will give you excellent, life-long results.

In order to achieve permanent results however, orthodontic procedures require a prolonged commitment from you, as well as frequent follow-up appointments for necessary adjustments.

After your initial few visits with us, we will be able to give you an estimate of how long you will need to wear your braces to achieve a beautiful smile that will last you a life time.