Peninsula Orthodontics combines quality with innovative treatment for a variety of orthodontic needs. For an orthodontist in Huntington Beach, our staff is well trained and highly experienced in a number of areas.
Dr. Judy Hou is highly skilled in orthodontics. She has graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University. She earned her Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Business Administration degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences.
In addition to her schooling, she completed her residency at New York Hospital Queens and has been working in private practice for over seven years. She is affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontist, California Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
What Does An Orthodontist Do?
If you have ever wondered what an orthodontist does or if you need one, there are a few basics to know first. The health and appearance of teeth is a complex practice that can involve different types of professionals. Some types of practices can overlap, but some cannot.
The Difference Between Dentistry and Orthodontics?
Both dentists and orthodontists can help patients improve oral care. Since oral health can potentially lead to harmful and sometimes dangerous conditions, the mouth must properly be examined on a regular basis.
While dentistry is a specialty that covers the teeth, nerves, gum and jaw, orthodontists are specifically trained to correct alignment. Orthodontists can correct over or underbites, occlusion, gaps as well as the cosmetic alignment of teeth.
Orthodontics has come a long way. There are now several different ways to align teeth. Depending on the priorities of the patient, classic or relatively new treatments such as “invisible braces” can help correct teeth.
Is Invisalign An Option?
Dr. Hou is an orthodontist in Huntington Beach that can use Invisalign to straighten teeth. Usually this process is done in a few steps.
First a digital image of your teeth is created. After this process has been completed, a specialist can then design a customized mold to correct your teeth. After you are fitted and have received the mold, follow up appointments are usually necessary.
Since the material of these molds is clear, the appearance is not easily noticeable. This is a popular choice for those who wish to straighten teeth without using the classic method of metal braces.
The Benefits of Our Practice
There are many patient benefits when working with our practice. We provide professional care and have extensive experience in the field. By attending some of the top schools available, Dr. Hou has multiple years of higher education as well as hands-on experience in several settings.
Because the Invisalign service is offered in our practice, there are other options besides metal braces. Depending on the priorities of the patient, we have a variety of treatments available. Peninsula Orthodontics can be easily located and provides a comfortable office as well as practice.
Peninsula Orthodontics is currently accepting new patients at our Huntington Beach office. For further details about their practice or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to visit their website for contact information.