Orthodontic Treatment (Braces)

Dental Braces for All Ages in Alum Rock, San Jose

Dental misalignment is not just an aesthetic issue. Problems like crooked teeth make it difficult to clean your teeth, which is a recipe for gum disease and tooth decay. That's why it's important to seek orthodontic treatment if you struggle with dental misalignments.

Capitol Square Dental Care provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment with dental braces for all ages. Whether you have protruding or crowded teeth, our braces can help you achieve a straighter and more even smile. With the help of Dr. Gerald and Dr. Nancy, you can improve the appearance and function of your smile. Please schedule an appointment with us today to discuss your needs.


What Are Dental Braces?

Dental braces are an effective and time-tested treatment option for dental misalignment. They consist of wires and metal brackets that gradually reposition your teeth. Our braces use modern innovations to deliver a more comfortable experience, and are effective against everything from simple to complex misalignment issues.

Our teen and adult braces are available in metal and ceramic options. While metallic dental braces have metal brackets, ceramic brackets use tooth-colored or transparent materials that are barely visible.

Do I Need Braces?

If you've noticed your teeth don't meet smoothly, have gaps between them, or your jaw sits far forward or backward, it's important to consult a dentist about whether you might need braces. Kids and adults of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Some of the issues we can correct with orthodontic treatment include:

  • Crooked teeth: This is when teeth are out of their optimal position within the smile.
  • Unwanted tooth gaps: Spaces between teeth increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Although they can be anywhere, a gap between the two upper front teeth is the most common.
  • Crowded teeth: Teeth become crowded when your jaw space cannot accommodate emerging teeth.
  • Open bite: When you have an open bite, your upper and lower front extend forward and do not touch when you close your mouth.
  • Overbite: An overbite occurs when the upper teeth extend further forward over the lower teeth.
  • Underbite: This is when your lower teeth are more forward than the upper teeth
  • Crossbite: A crossbite is when your upper teeth fit inside your lower teeth when you close your mouth.
  • Misaligned jaw: This happens when your upper and lower jaw does not meet correctly.

If you observe any of these signs, it is time to seek professional help. Our team will evaluate your dental situation and recommend the best treatment.

Our Braces for Adults & Kids

dental braces in San Jose, CAWhen you visit our practice for orthodontic treatment, we evaluate your situation to get the scope of your needs. Our dentists are experienced in all levels of braces and can effectively provide:

  • Phase 1 orthodontics
  • Phase 2 orthodontics
  • Dental braces for teens and adults

We also do most of the supportive work, like tooth extractions, to increase your chances of successful treatment. If your situation is complex, we can refer you to a trusted specialist.

Phase I Orthodontic Treatment

Phase I orthodontics encompasses treatments for kids from 6 years. It begins with diagnosing and monitoring your child's dental development for any issues. Phase I orthodontic treatment is essential for creating a good foundation for adult teeth to emerge properly. It also helps prepare for more advanced treatment in the future and can reduce the need for dental braces or the treatment time involved for wearing braces. Treatment options in this phase include expanders, headgear, and spacers.

Phase II Orthodontics

Phase II orthodontic begins when adult teeth have fully erupted. It involves creating a personalized treatment to maintain teeth spacing, function, and alignment actively. We offer phase II orthodontics from age 11, and can also offer adult braces for patients 18 and older. Although the primary treatment is usually dental braces, the device choice will depend on the dental needs.

Benefits of Getting Orthodontic Treatment

One of the most significant benefits of orthodontic treatment is a more appealing smile, which boosts your confidence. Treating bite problems also improves oral hygiene by making it easier to clean between teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease in the process.

Orthodontic treatments also boost your oral function and enable you to chew and speak properly. It also protects your teeth from unnecessary pressure, which can cause jaw pain and cause teeth to wear out much faster.

Straighten Your Smile With Quality Dental Braces

At Capitol Square Dental Care, we take pride in providing effective orthodontic solutions to restore and protect your smile. Whether you struggle with crooked teeth or unwanted tooth gaps, you can count on our team to help you straighten your smile. We work with you throughout your treatment to ensure you enjoy satisfactory results. Contact us today to schedule your visit!


Contact Us. Dr. Gerald Watanabe at Capitol Square Dental Care is always accepting new patients. Call today (408) 926-4669 or complete the form below and we will contact you to schedule your dental appointment.

Contact Us

Dr. Gerald Watanabe at Capitol Square Dental Care is always accepting new patients. Call today (408) 926-4669 or complete the form below and we will contact you to schedule your dental appointment.