Orthodontics Specialist

Jupina Dental

Joan M Jupina, DDS

General Dentistry located in Hayward, CA

If your teeth are crooked, or if you have an overbite or underbite, you may have trouble with your jaw or be embarrassed by how your teeth look. Dr. Joan Jupina, a warm and friendly family dentist in Hayward, California, fixes bite and cosmetic problems with ClearCorrect™ orthodontics at Jupina Dental. If you’d like to have a more professional appearance, or if you have children whose teeth may need straightening, you can book an orthodontics consult with the online form or by calling the helpful Jupina team.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that’s devoted to correcting misalignments in teeth and jaws. Today’s orthodontics are discreet and comfortable, making them a great choice for both adults and teens.

What can orthodontics do for me?

At Jupina Dental, the orthodontic team uses the ClearCorrect alignment system — an invisible alternative to braces — to gently nudge your teeth into proper alignment. The ClearCorrect clear aligners can correct teeth that are:

  • Too close together (crowded)
  • Too far apart (gapped)
  • Underbiting (bottom teeth protrude)
  • Overbiting (top teeth protrude)
  • Crossbiting (top teeth rest inside lower teeth)
  • Open biting (teeth don’t close properly)

What are the benefits of correcting my misaligned teeth?

Misaligned teeth can interfere with proper chewing and digestion, and create speech impediments. Misaligned teeth are also more difficult to clean and therefore more prone to decay and infection.

Correcting your misaligned teeth with ClearCorrect ensures that your teeth and jaw function optimally. You’ll have a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile in a few months to two years, depending on the complexity of your case.

How does ClearCorrect work?

When you and Dr. Jupina decide that ClearCorrect is a good solution, she’ll take impressions of your teeth and design a treatment plan. The ClearCorrect lab will then create a series of graduated clear aligners that apply pressure to your teeth to gradually shift them into proper alignment.

You wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day, but you also take them out for meals, to clean them, and to brush your teeth.

Every three weeks or so, you’ll switch to your next aligner, continuing the process of gradually straightening your teeth. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have beautiful, well-aligned and well-functioning teeth!

Do I really have to wear ClearCorrect for 22 hours a day?

Yes, but because there’s little or no discomfort involved, chances are you’ll get used to them fast. Since ClearCorrect aligners permanently position your teeth the way you want them, the pressure needs to remain constant.

When will my teeth be straight?

Your treatment time varies by the complexity of your case and your age. Dr. Jupina will explain how long your treatment will take.

Get straighter, more beautiful teeth discreetly and comfortably with ClearCorrect at Jupina Dental. You can set up a consultation online or call the friendly Jupina team.