For twenty years Dr. Guess and staff have worked hard to bring healthy smiles to El Dorado Hills and the surrounding areas.  We service every area of El Dorado County including; El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Grizzly Flats, Greenstone, Placerville and Pollack Pines.  Because we offer shorter treatment times and less visits we are also lucky to have patients from Folsom, Roseville, Auburn, Colfax, Rancho Murieta, Gold River, Lincoln, Citrus Heights, Chico, Los Angeles and Portland.  We hope you too will join our great big family!

Early treatment benefits for children
Children should have an orthodontic consultation by the age of seven.  By this time the The permanent first molars and incisors have usually emerged in the mouth and the child can be evaluated for any overbites (excessive vertical incisor overlap), cross bites, or crowding that may be present. Early orthopedic intervention guides growth and development, and may prevent more serious problems that may require jaw surgery when the patient is older.
Advantages of early orthodontic treatment:

  • Increase self-esteem
  • Shorten/improve second phase of treatment outcome
  • Possibly eliminate the need for future jaw surgery
  • Avoid extraction of permanent teeth
  • Correct swallowing or speech  problems
  • Alleviate thumb or digit sucking habits

Early treatment has decreased the need to extract teeth from 75% of all patients to about 25%.  And although early treatment can be of great benefit to the growing patient, it is never too late to improve your smile.

Treatment benefits for adults

People remember a great smile.  In surveys, a person with a great smile appears smarter, happier more self-assured and attractive than their untreated counterparts. The obvious reason many adults pursue orthodontic treatment is for improved aesthetics and function.  There are, however, numerous incentives for improving one’s smile later in life.

  • Eliminate uneven wear or grinding of teeth
  • Reduce symptoms of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)
  • Allow access for better oral hygiene
  • Improve self image with a beautiful smile
  • Reduce premature breakdown or loss of teeth and bone that supports the teeth
  • Re-establish space of previously extracted or missing teeth for future bridges or implants
  • Improve self image with a beautiful smile

Numerous advancements in technology now make it possible to treat even the most conservative of patients.  From clear removable braces like Invisalign &  Invisalign Teen ®  to traditional braces, you are sure to find something to suit your lifestyle and budget while still giving you a great smile!

Call us today at (916) 933-0123 to schedule your initial consultation!