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1791 Oak Ave #C Davis, CA 95616-1073  |   Phone: (530) 756-7516
Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD
Pediatric Dentistry &  Orthodontics


Early Treatment

Today, orthodontic treatment is being taken more seriously at a younger age than it was when we were kids. In our day, it was normal to see the orthodontist for the first time during our teen years and to go through high school with metal braces. Today, the recommendation is to see the orthodontist as soon as a child's permanent teeth come in, which could be around the age of 6 or 7 or under doctor reccomendation. Read More


Braces are devices that gradually move teeth or adjust underlying bone. Most children get braces between the ages of eight and 14, but we recommend that your child has a consultation by the age of seven. There are many more options today for kids than there were even ten years ago. Today, braces don't have to be an embarrassing rite of passage; in fact, some kids say that getting braces today is a fun fashion statement! Read More


Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made to fit better while moving teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth." Read More

Orthodontic Appliances

Most orthodontic issues are simply too severe to be solved completely with retainers. Of course, everyone likes the idea of retainers because they are removable, but therein lies the problem with retainer only treatment. Because retainers are only worn during a portion of the day, it means that they aren't in the mouth for long enough periods of time to actually move and straighten teeth. Occasionally, minor orthodontic issues can be solved with the use of retainers, but these cases are the exception and not the rule. After a thorough examination, we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for you - including options like traditional or cosmetic braces, removable clear tray options, or even retainers. Read More
1791 Oak Ave #C
Davis,CA 95616-1073
Phone: (530) 756-7516

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Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics | | (530) 756-7516
1791 Oak Ave #C , Davis, CA 95616-1073