create beautiful, straight smiles for
all patients: Adults, teens and
children. Whether traditional brackets
or clear aligners, Drs.
Christopher Ching use today's
comfortable, state-of-the art
orthodontics to gently move your teeth
Traditional Braces and Invisible Braces.
skilled hands, orthodontics can
transform your smile. At Ching Dental,
we provide a wide range of adult and
teenage orthodontic procedures to
correct misaligned, crooked or crowded
Peter Ching has completed more than 600 hours
of continuing education in traditional
orthodontic therapy and has been
treating orthodontic patients for over
Dr. Christopher Ching is also certified to offer
Invisalign, the new way to straighten
teeth without braces. Instead,
Invisalign uses a series of virtually
undetectable, clear plastic aligners to
move your teeth!
Many Americans today are wanting to
straighten their teeth and at
Ching Dental Care
we offer a variety of ways to do so.
Traditional Braces use the wires and brackets to
straighten the teeth. We use the traditional type on
children without all of their permanent teeth and on
cases where there is a lot of movement to be done or the
patient has TMJ Disorder (Temporomandibular Joint
Invisible Braces use clear, plastic
aligners to straighten the teeth.
The aligners are changed out every two
to three weeks and each new aligner
moves the teeth more each time. We
use Invisible Braces on patients who
have all of their adult teeth as well as
patients who have a little bit of
Orthodontics will improve your smile and
dental health, providing you with these
- A natural cosmetic makeover that
aligns your own teeth
- A new smile that adds a new
feeling of confidence and a boost in
- Reduced risk of tooth
decay and periodontal disease
We would like to offer you a complementary
consultation at our office so we can create a treatment
plan to suit your needs.
At this appointment, the orthodontist will
examine your teeth and discuss with you any problems
that exist and different treatment possibilities that
can correct them. If the timing is right for you to
start treatment, we will schedule for you to come in and
have orthodontic records taken. At this appointment we
will also discuss the cost of your particular treatment
and answer questions you may have in regards to your
What are the benefits of
early orthodontic evaluation?
evaluation provides both timely detection of problems
and greater opportunity for more effective treatment.
Prudent intervention guides growth and development,
preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic
intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can
carefully monitor growth and development and begin
treatment when it is ideal.
Why is age 7
considered the optimal time for screening?
It's best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7
to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and it is
the best time for that patient to be treated. The first
permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by
that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems
can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the
orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide
incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also
regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches,
gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for
permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of
impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and
eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In
other words, early treatment can simplify later
The appointment when you get
your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes
1 to 2 hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4
to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40
minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make
every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that
you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep
an appointment, please notify us immediately.
At this second visit, diagnostic records are made to
determine the best course of treatment. Complete
diagnostic records include x-rays of jaws and teeth,
digital photographs of the patient's face and teeth, and
plaster study models of the teeth. These records are
also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as
the teeth move under orthodontic care. We will use these
records to make a custom treatment plan to address the
needs of each patient.
doctor has evaluated your records, we will meet with you
to discuss treatment options and your treatment plan in
detail. At this appointment we will also discuss the
cost of your particular treatment and answer questions
you have in regards to insurance.
Loose or Poking
If a wire causes irritation, push
the wire away from the area using the eraser end of a
pencil or a Q-tip. If the wire cannot be tucked away,
cover the end of the wire with a small piece of wax or a
cotton ball until you can see us for an adjustment.
Loose Brackets and or Bands
bracket becomes loose, it usually remains connected to
the main wire by the door on the bracket or a ligature
wire. Tweezers can be used to reposition the brace if it
flips around the wire and becomes a source of
irritation. Call our office and inform us of the
problem. If a piece of your braces break, save the piece
and call our office to schedule a repair visit.
In case a rubber
spacer or separator falls out, call our office so that
we can arrange to replace it for you. If it happens a
day before your appointment to put on braces or bands,
you do not need to do anything.
Remain calm if you swallow
a piece of your appliance. It will usually go into the
stomach and pass out of the body in a bowel movement.
However, if difficulty breathing is experienced, you
should seek immediate medical attention. X-rays will be
taken to determine the location of the swallowed piece.
Call to make a replacement appointment. If you already
have an appointment, please call to advise the front
desk that you may need a longer appointment.
If a retainer cracks
or breaks, remove the retainer from your mouth and call
to make an appointment. Bring all the pieces to our
office for professional repair.
Teeth Or Sore Gums
cold will deactivate the wires and can reduce pain.
Rinsing your mouth with a cup of warm water and half
a teaspoon of salt can be soothing. If your teeth get
sore suddenly in the middle of the month, give us a call
as it can be unusual for your teeth to get sore several
weeks after your last office visit. If food becomes
stuck between your teeth, use dental floss or a proxy
brush to dislodge the food. If you cut your gums, tongue
or the inside of your cheek, apply finger pressure to
the bleeding site for several minutes. If the bleeding
does not stop, call your family dentist or our office.
Minor irritations and canker sores will heal much more
quickly if you apply Zylactin or Orabase, according to
the manufacturer’s directions. You can purchase it over
the counter at most pharmacies and convenient stores.