Overview of Orthodontics
Torrance Orthodontist for the South Bay: Call (310) 341-4001
Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you. That is why we feel it is very important for people to take care of their teeth, improving their smile not only for aesthetic reasons but for their health and overall well-being. You can find the expert orthodontic care you deserve with James E. Eckhart, D.D.S., Inc., Torrance orthodontist also serving the South Bay.
What Sets Our South Bay Orthodontist Apart?
Our orthodontist and team at James D. Eckhart, DDS has:
- Been in practice for over 40 years
- Practice declared ValueStar Certified® by the ValueStar rating company
- Patented overbite corrector is the second largest selling device of its kind in U.S.
- Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider, in the top one-percent of such providers in the world
- An orthodontic treatment specialist, sleeping disorders specialist, & adult orthognathic specialist
Surveys show more than 93% of our loyal clients are extremely satisfied with our services and would recommend us to their friends, so you know when you come to us, you are getting high-quality service designed with your best interests in mind.
We've successfully helped thousands of patients, adults and children alike, achieve their orthodontic-related goals by providing them with high-quality services to give them a healthier mouth and more beautiful smile. For an experienced and friendly orthodontist, who is committed to providing you the world-class orthodontic treatment you need, contact this Torrance and South Bay orthodontist at our office today!
Need orthodontic treatment? Contact Dr. James Eckhart today!
Our World-Class Orthodontic Services
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Oral hygiene plays an important part in orthodontic treatment. Without proper adherence to oral hygiene, orthodontic appliances may cause decay, permanent staining can occur, gums can begin to swell, and gum disease may develop. We work closely with patients to educate them on the basics of oral hygiene and help them maintain proper oral hygiene during treatment.
Invisalign is a proven system that straightens teeth without the need for wires and brackets. Through the use of clear, customized, removable appliances that are virtually undetectable, you will be able to straighten your teeth and improve your smile with hardly anyone knowing you are doing so. We have also been one of only a handful of Super Elite Premier Invisalign providers, a recognition achieved by less than 1% of the orthodontists worldwide.
In order to spare teenagers the embarrassment of having metal braces in their yearbook photos or on their Facebook pages, we have become experts in an Invisalign system to meet the dental needs of teenagers today. With color-changing compliance monitors, six free replacement aligners, and other features tailored to accommodate the growing mouth of a teenager, Invisalign for Teens can treat a wide range of orthodontic conditions which in the past were only treatable by traditional braces.
There are many reasons an individual may have for wanting their teeth straightened. An overbite, underbite, crossbite, spaces between your teeth, crowding, protruding upper teeth, are just some of the reasons people have turned to orthodontics to straighten their smile. We offer a variety of ways to straighten teeth, most of which can be accomplished in relatively short periods of time.
Not all braces are alike. In fact, there are a few different types of braces we commonly use in order to treat a variety of conditions. We offer high-tech braces which employ memory wire and brackets which are tailor-made to each individual tooth, featuring Damon brackets which allow teeth to move faster and with less sensitivity, and clear braces (for those who are concerned about the metallic appearance of traditional braces).
There are certain instances where a retainer may be all that is required to correct a person's orthodontic problems. If you have minor irregularities of the teeth, you may be able to have them fixed through the use of a properly-fitted retainer. We will be able to analyze your needs and help you determine if a retainer, or other orthodontic treatment, would best suit your needs. Usually, however, retainers are only intended to hold the teeth straight after they have been aligned by other methods.
Snoring is a sign of airway problems during sleep. If you or a loved one snores, we can help. We are very familiar with sleep-disordered breathing; in fact, Dr. Eckhart has a credential in dental sleep medicine and has lectured and published articles on the subject of treating snoring. That is why we know exactly what questions to ask; we can thoroughly examine your throat and query your breathing patterns, and then advise you on what treatments are available to suit your needs.
In addition to the different types of braces, there are a number of other appliances available to aid in your orthodontic treatment. Depending on your unique and individual circumstances, we will work with you to tailor-make a treatment to meet your orthodontic objectives. We offer braces, overbite correctors, jaw expanders, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) and more. Dr. Eckhart has even patented his own overbite corrector which is already the second-largest-selling such device in the United States.
In order to provide our patients with the most professional services and highest quality orthodontic treatments, we employ some of the top-of-the-line office technology available today. We have a sterilizing oven to sterilize all stainless steel instruments, a curing light to accurately place braces and provide a very strong bond, computers at every station with industry-standard orthodontic practice software, digital photos and x-rays and more. To speed the rate that the tooth move, we make available the Acceledent vibrator. For Invisalign teeth impressions, we use an intraoral scanner.
We use the Damon System, a clinically proven treatment approach that goes beyond straightening teeth to create a truly beautiful, broad smile. The Damon System takes into account an individual's face, profile and a variety of other factors, in order to tailor-make their orthodontic treatment. The Damon System uses low-friction, self-ligating brackets along with memory wires in order to help reduce adjustments and overall treatment time.
Experienced Orthodontist in Torrance and the South Bay
We have been providing patients, in the Torrance and South Bay areas, with high-quality orthodontic treatment for more than four decades. We have treated upwards of 2,000 patients with Invisalign and have attained the status of the top 1% in experience with Invisalign. We are a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the California State Society of Orthodontists, the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Eckhart himself is an Orthodontic Treatment Specialist, an Adult Orthognathic Specialist, an Invisalign Specialist and an Airway Assessment/Sleeping Disorders Specialist. Due to his close relationship with orthodontic supply companies, we are continuously able to test recent innovations while delivering the best treatment possible in our expanding practice.
Dr. Eckhart has also patented his own overbite corrector, the MARA (mandibular anterior repositioning appliance), which is the second largest selling device of its kind in the United States. He has done many lectures on overbite correction (the MARA), Invisalign, and treating snoring. In addition, he has shared his knowledge and experience by publishing numerous papers and articles in private newsletters, magazines and professional journals.