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Does my 7 year old need to see an orthodontist?

Posted on Mar 3, 2018 11:49:24 PM by Breeze Orthodontics in Early Childhood Treatment

Our team at our Breeze Orthodontics, located in Torrance CA, want every child to grow up with a healthy smile.  Like with any health problem, it is better to prevent than to treat when it's too late.  The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening by age 7. Permanent teeth generally begin to come in at age 6 or 7. It is at this point that orthodontic problems become apparent.

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Dr. Andrews 6 keys of occlusion series

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM by Breeze Orthodontics in 3D Orthodontics



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Invisalign Horror Stories - Mysterious New Gaps

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM by Breeze Orthodontics in Invisalign Horror Stories

As one of the leading board-certified orthodontists in Torrance, Breeze Orthodontics sees a number of interesting transfer cases. Most are from people who just moved to a new area, and just need an orthodontist to continue the good work of their original orthodontist in another state. But there are a few cases where the treatment plan were very questionable.

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Happy Holidays from Breeze Orthodontics Winter Wonderland!

Posted on Dec 24, 2017 1:44:52 AM by Dr. Rita Y. Chuang in Special Events

We'd like to thank you for choosing Breeze Orthodontics your orthodontic needs-  braces and Invisalign in Torrance.  Here are some highlights from our Winter Wonderland Event.  Stay tuned to the Weekly Breeze blog for future event announcements.

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Special Event 12/16/17 - Patient Appreciation Party

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 5:02:22 PM by Breeze Orthodontics in Special Events

We would like to thank all of you who have visited Breeze Orthodontics, Torrance's favorite place for braces and Invisalign. On December 16th, 2017, we will be hosting a "Winter Wonderland" theme party with the Torrance Fire Department.

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Straight Teeth vs. Correct Bite

Posted on Nov 4, 2017 3:37:34 PM by Breeze Orthodontics in Orthodontic

One of the main questions we are asked at our Torrance Braces and Invisalign specialty practice is, "Why choose a skilled ABO Board-Certified orthodontist like our very own Dr. Rita, vs. some of the online impression kits, such as Smile Direct club? One strong compelling reason is only a skilled orthodontist will have the in depth knowledge of bite correction.

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Aesthetic options | Invisalign, InBrace, Clear Brackets

Posted on Oct 28, 2017 5:36:29 AM by Breeze Orthodontics in Invisalign, in InBrace

At Breeze Orthodontics, the Torrance Invisalign and aesthetic options experts we are always finding new ways to help teens and young adults who live active lifestyles. Some of us here at Breeze Orthodontics have grown up wearing metal braces, along with being called "metal mouth" and all sort's of harsh names growing up. We like to take a moment to highlight some of our Aesthetic options to help our teens and socially active patients.

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3D Scanning vs. Conventional Impressions for Invisalign

Posted on Oct 14, 2017 11:56:16 PM by Breeze Orthodontics in Invisalign, in 3D Orthodontics

We here at Breeze Orthodontics (formerly Eckhart Orthodontics), Torrance's leading Invisalign experts, have been using 3D scanners to take digital impressions for our Invisalign cases since Itero release their first scanner back in 2007. Back then, scanners were very slow compared to conventional impressions, but Dr. Eckhart still saw the advantages of 3D scanning. 10 years later, we're upgrading our 3D scanning and 3D orthodontics capabilities, we like to take a look back on why we choose 3D scanning over conventional impressions.

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When an Orthodontist for Invisalign makes sense

Posted on Oct 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM by Breeze Orthodontics in Invisalign

With many dental professionals such as general dentists, non-board certified orthodontists, and board-certified orthodontists, the choices can get confusing. As the Torrance Invisalign specialist, we often get asked why choose our board-certified orthodontist over our competitors, and what one should look for in their orthodontist when getting Invisalign in Torrance.

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Mouthguards by your torrance orthodontist

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM by Breeze Orthodontics in Mouthguard

Back to school season also means our local Torrance highschool athletes will start their fall training for the next high school football season.  Athletes wear all kinds of protective gear such as helmets and knee pads, but did you know injuries to the face in nearly every sport can harm your teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue?  The problem is magnified as the brackets on your braces could tear at your cheeks during even a moderate hit.  Fortunately your torrance orthodontist can help.

Contact sports such as football, boxing, hockey and other non-contact sports such as gymnastics have the potential to seriously harm the head, face or mouth as a result of head-to-head contact, hazardous falls, tooth clenching or blows to the mouth.  With braces, you also have to worry about additional tearing of the insides of the cheak due to the wires and brackets.  Not to mention the possibility of brackets breaking free during a hit.

Sports for which you may need a mouthguard include: acrobatics, basketball, bicycling, boxing, dance, equestrian events, field hockey, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, inline skating, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, softball, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.

Mouthguards are often altered and cut by athletes in an attempt to make them more comfortable to wear, resulting in an even further reduction in their effectiveness, and increasing the chance of injury and in some cases, the chance of a concussion.  Your orthodontist can take an impression of your athlete's teeth and create a custom mouthguard that not only optimally protect, but is custom tailored to work around your athlete's braces.

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