Experienced, knowlegeable care for your child's smile
If you are like most parents, a big smile on your child's face is one of the things that you most love to see. To make sure that your child has a lifetime of beautiful smiles, be sure to bring him or her to see Dr. Alborzi for an orthodontic consultation.
Dr. Alexa Alborzi has been practicing as an orthodontist in the Bay area for over 20 years. She is especially good at working with kids and teens, and she really knows what she is doing.
Because she stays up to date with extensive additional training and practice, Dr. Alborzi can thoroughly review all of the factors that are important to your child's orthodontic treatment and help you to select the treatment plan that will work best for you and your child.
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Come in today for a complimentary orthodontic consultation
Like these parents, you'll be very glad that you did!
“Our goal was to have our kids treated in the best environment and we feel completely successful in our endeavor. " —Kim C., Mother
“My daughter instantly felt comfortable with everyone and was very happy to get her new braces! Since then she looks forward to every follow-up visit." —Arlene D., Mother
"Communication with our daughter is incredible—direct, accurate, yet understanding…an amazing support to us." —Carina F., Mother
Call (650) 288-0316 to schedule an appointment with either our San Mateo Office or our Half Moon Bay Office or click here to request an appointment online.
What's the best time to put on braces?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an initial evaluation around age 7 or at the first sign of problems. By age 7, the first adult molars appear, establishing the bite. This is the best time for Dr. Alborzi to determine what treatment is needed if any.
If Early Orthodontic Treatment isn't needed, Dr. Alborzi generally puts on braces when most or all of the permanent teeth have come in. The permanent or adult teeth usually come in between the ages of 11 and 13, though it can be earlier or later. Leave it to teenagers to be unpredictable!
Revolutionary Damon Braces
The most common treatment options Dr. Alborzi offers kids and teens are the Damon Bracket System with small, clear or metal brackets. Damon Braces are more discreet than traditional braces and typically shorten treatment time by an average of six months!
Dr. Alborzi likes to avoid extracting of permanent teeth and has found that the Damon System creates needed space in the mouth without removing teeth. The system actually creates more space in your mouth, which results in a wider, broader smile. Additionally, patients with Damon Braces don't usually need to wear bulky headgear or tight bands, meaning less discomfort. Click here to find our more about Damon Braces.
Invisalign Braces for Teens
Lets teens eat and brush normally
Another popular alternative Dr. Alborzi offers is Invisalign Teen "invisible" appliances, which are made of clear plastic and are barely detectable. The Invisalign system straightens the teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner gradually shifts your teens teeth until they are straight.
As a Premier Provider, Dr. Alborzi is one of the few orthodontists in the area with extensive experience using Invisalign and she is an Invisalign Elite Provider. She has successfully treated many types of conditions with variable levels of severity.
Even if you have been told that Invisalign won't work for your child, Dr. Alborzi may be able to provide Invisalign treatment. Stop in for a second opinion. Click here to find out more about Invisalign Teen.
For more information about the types of braces Dr. Alborzi offers, click here.
Custom-fitted braces with 3D Imaging
Reduce treatment time
Dr. Alborzi uses Ortho CAD IQ, a computer guidance technology that assists her to optimally place braces on your teeth. This 3-D imaging system gives Dr. Alborzi a preview of what your straightened teeth will look like before your braces come off. Utilizing this hi-tech system, Dr. Alborzi can custom-fit your braces, which means that your overall treatment time will be reduced.
Dr. Alborzi's fun stuff
Patients of Dr. Alborzi agree that she's the coolest orthodontist in town. Dr. Alborzi has ongoing contests for her patients including the famous Token Program. Patients earn and save up tokens when they demonstrate excellent hygiene and, in turn, can exchange them for fabulous prizes including mall gift cards, Razor Scooters, iPods, gaming systems and more! Click here to learn more about Dr. Alborzi's contests and activities.