Cook Orthodontics

22032 El Paseo
Suite 210
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: 949-589-7820
Fax: 949-589-2301

Adult Treatment

Our Rancho Santa Margarita Orthodontist Offers Adult Treatment

At Cook Orthodontics, we believe that everyone, regardless of his or her age, deserves a healthy and straight smile! Dr. Debra Cook routinely provides orthodontic treatment to adults living in Rancho Santa Margarita and the nearby communities of Coto de Caza and Trabuco Canyon using the latest and most advanced orthodontic technology. This helps ensure that our patients receive safe, fast and effective treatment so they can achieve beautiful smiles that will last for a lifetime.

We Take a Personal Approach

When you choose us to provide you with orthodontic treatment, Dr. Cook and our highly trained team will take the time to get to know you so we can design an individualized treatment plan that perfectly suits your unique orthodontic needs. We've created an office environment that's welcoming, relaxing and comfortable to help you feel right at home when spending time with us. We also strive to provide you with appointment times that fit into your busy lifestyle, making the orthodontic treatment process as convenient and easy as possible.

Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile to give you a boost of self-esteem for more confidence. When your smile is straight and attractive, you will never hesitate to smile. In fact, you will want to flash your beautiful, straight smile wherever you go because you'll feel very confident knowing your teeth are in alignment and your smile looks amazing.

Improving your smile with orthodontic treatment can also improve your oral health. When your teeth and bite are properly aligned, you can cut your risk for developing many serious dental problems including:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Excessive wear and tear of tooth enamel
  • Bone loss
  • TMJ/TMD pain

Rancho Santa Margarita Adult Braces
While there are many different types of orthodontic appliances used for straightening teeth, they all work in the same general way – they apply directed, constant forces onto the teeth to gradually move them into proper alignment. The orthodontic appliances we use include:

Modern Metal Braces: The metal braces we use are made from high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, lighter, more attractive and more comfortable than the metal braces of yesteryear, making them popular among adults who don't mind wearing visible appliances.

Clear Braces: Clear braces use the same mechanics as metal braces. However, clear braces are made of a transparent composite material so they naturally blend in with the teeth for more discreet treatment. While most orthodontists only offer clear brackets, our practice offers clear archwires to make these braces barely noticeable!

Invisalign: Invisalign consists of a sequence of finely calibrated, clear plastic removable aligners which work to gradually move teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can be easily popped in and out to brush, floss, eat and drink. Adults enjoy wearing Invisalign due to the discrete nature of the aligners. And, because maintaining good oral hygiene is easy and there are no food restrictions to worry about, adults love how convenient and easy it is to improve their smiles with Invisalign.

Contact Your Local Rancho Santa Margarita Orthodontist

Have more questions about adult treatment or want to get started improving your smile? We are here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at 949-589-7820 with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cook. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you achieve the amazing, straight smile you deserve!