Hardly anyone is born with perfect teeth, but the right set of braces can make it look like you were.

Skilled orthodontist Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD, and the caring team at Abar Orthodontics offer several types of braces, including clear brackets, at their office in Pinole, California. To find the right set of braces for you or your child, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Braces Q & A

Why would I need braces?

Orthodontic treatment, including braces, is an investment in your long-term dental health. The team at Abar Orthodontics specializes in preventing and treating structural irregularities of your mouth, jaw, and face.

Some of the most common reasons for getting braces include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

The friendly and knowledgeable team at Abar Orthodontics helps you create a beautiful smile you feel good about. When you love sharing your smile, it leads to even greater improvements in your self-esteem and confidence.

When should my child see an orthodontist?

Even though many people associate braces with adolescents, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children receive an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. Dr. Abar and his team treat children of all ages, as well as adults.

Early orthodontic treatment allows Dr. Abar to guide your child’s jaw growth and create an ideal position for permanent teeth to grow into. Seeking orthodontic care at a young age also lowers the risk of damage to protruding front teeth and corrects harmful habits, such as thumb-sucking.

What different types of braces are there?

The team at Abar Orthodontics provides individualized treatment tailored to your unique needs. They offer a variety of options for braces, including:

  • Inspire Ice™ crystal-clear, translucent brackets
  • Self-ligating metal brackets that don’t require elastic bands
  • Invisalign® removable clear aligner trays

Dr. Abar and his team make your comfort and convenience a top priority. They review all options for braces to determine which works best for the needs and lifestyle of you or your child.

What should I expect when getting braces?

The process begins with a consultation. Dr. Abar or a member of his team thoroughly examine your teeth and evaluates your bite. They take dental impressions and recommend the best type of orthodontic treatment for you.

It takes about an hour or two to get braces put on. You may experience mild discomfort afterward, but this should subside within a week. Most patients become accustomed to their braces within a month and hardly realize they’re there by six months.

If you’re ready to take the first step toward a beautiful smile, call Abar Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.



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Hardly anyone is born with perfect teeth, but the right set of braces can make it look like you were.

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Adult Orthodontics

With advanced treatments that cater to the aesthetic concerns of professionals, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before.

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Clear Braces

The latest advances in modern orthodontics means you can let braces straighten your teeth without flashing a mouthful of metal.

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Frequent headaches, facial pain, and jaw stiffness are all indicators of a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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If you wish for perfectly straight teeth without the time and hassle of braces, Invisalign® clear aligners may be the solution.

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Surgical Orthodontics

When bite problems and jawbone abnormalities are too complex to correct with braces alone, surgical orthodontics may be the solution.

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It takes at least four to six months for your teeth to become permanently rooted in their new position after they’ve been straightened with braces.

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Orthodontic Emergency

That’s why they offer emergency orthodontic services at their convenient location in Pinole, California. If your orthodontic device is causing extreme pain or other problems, call the office to schedule a timely appointment or use online booking to check available openings.

About Us

We believe that every patient deserves to feel confident about their smile. Years of experience creating beautiful and flawless smiles.

Abar Orthodontics, Pinole, CA

1500 Tara Hills Drive, Suite 204, Pinole, CA 94564

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145 East 14th street, #100, San Leandro, CA 94577

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