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Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel has treated thousands of patients in 10 yrs practice. Fremont dentist serving Newark, Union City, Hayward, Oakland, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon  
Family, Orthodontic, Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry
Star Dental
Star Dental
Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel has treated thousands of patients in 10 yrs practice. Fremont dentist serving Newark, Union City, Hayward,
Oakland, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon  
Family & Cosmetic Dentist
In East Bay California and the surrounding
Fremont - Newark - Union City - Hayward - Milpitas, San Ramon, Oakland CA areas

Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel, DDS provides quality Family and Children Dentistry in Fremont
neighborhood serving Union City, Newark, Hayward, Milpitas and other bay area cities.
Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel, DDS provides quality Family and Kids Dentistry in Fremont neighborhood serving Union City, Newark,
Hayward, Milpitas and other bay area cities. We are accessible from 880 & 680 Freeway at the crossing of Mowry Ave & Blacow Rd

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"Dr. Uma Patel Provides Orthodontic and Invisalign Treatment!"  
What is Orthodontics?

    Orthodontics is the functional branch of dentistry that is responsible for correcting teeth and jaws that are
    improperly positioned. Crooked and ill-fitting teeth are hard to keep clean and are at some risk of being lost
    because of tooth decay and gum disease. They also cause increased stress on the chewing muscles leading to
    head, neck, shoulder and back pain as well as TMJ syndrome in certain cases. Crooked teeth may also detract
    from one's appearance.

    Orthodontic treatment provides a healthier mouth, a more pleasant appearance, and teeth that can last a
    lifetime.

Who is a candidate for Orthodontic treatment?

    All types of people can be good orthodontic candidates but only your dentist or orthodontist can decide if you
    will benefit from orthodontic treatment. Using diagnostic tools like a full medical and dental history, a clinical
    examination, models of your teeth, and X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist will decide
    whether to recommend orthodontics, and will develop a treatment plan just for you.

The following symptoms may qualify you as a candidate for orthodontic treatment:

  • Spacing - spaces between the teeth because of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
  • Crowding - when there are too many teeth to be accommodated by the dental ridge
  • Overbite, also called "buck teeth" - where the upper front teeth are too far forward and protrude over the lower teeth
  • Underbite - where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
  • Crossbite - when the upper teeth fail to come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together
  • Open bite - when there is space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth touch
  • Misplaced midline - when the center of the upper front teeth fails to line up with the center of the lower front teeth

How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

    Different types of appliances, fixed or removable, can be used to help move teeth. These appliances place
    gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws to effect significant movement over time. The severity of the
    orthodontic problem will determine which orthodontic approach is used.


We provide the following appliance choices:

  • Traditional Braces - Wire Braces. The most popular orthodontic appliances.
  • Invisalign - Invisible, clear, removable braces. One of the latest advances in orthodontic technology
    Invisalign straightens the teeth without the use of braces.


Your Orthodontic Appointments

    First Appointment:  A complimentary consultation. During this visit, Dr. Patel will perform a clinical exam,
    review your X-rays, and produce a preliminary treatment plan which will detail the following:  What type of
    appliances will be recommended? How long will the treatment take? How much will it cost?

    The record process will then begin. Common diagnostic records include the following:
















    Second Appointment:  Final consultation to address your special concerns. Or, if you are comfortable with
    the diagnosis/treatment plan and sign the contract, you may elect to begin treatment at this time.

    Third Appointment:  This will be your longest appointment since we will put the braces on your teeth. On
    average, this appointment will last 1 to 2 hours.














Types of Orthodontic Problems
5021 Mowry Ave,
Fremont, CA – 94538
Phone: (510) 797- 4900
Family, Orthodontic, Implant & Cosmetic Dentist
In East Bay California and the surrounding
Fremont - Newark - Union City - Hayward - Milpitas, San Ramon, Oakland CA areas

Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel, DDS provides quality orthodontic and invisalign treatment, Family and
Children Dentistry in Fremont neighborhood serving Union City, Newark, Hayward, Milpitas and other bay
area cities.
Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel, DDS provides quality orthodontic and invisalign treatment, Family and Kids Dentistry in Fremont
neighborhood serving Union City, Newark, Hayward, Milpitas and other bay area cities. We are accessible from 880 & 680 Freeway at the
crossing of Mowry Ave & Blacow Rd

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Crowding
Teeth may be aligned poorly because the dental arch is small and/or the teeth are
large. The bone and gums over the roots of extremely crowded teeth may become
thin and recede as a result of severe crowding. Impacted teeth (teeth that should
have come in, but have not), poor biting relationships and undesirable appearance
may all result from crowding.
Overjet or Protruding Upper Teeth
Upper front teeth that protrude beyond normal contact with the lower front teeth are
prone to injury, often indicate a poor bite of the back teeth (molars), and may
indicate an unevenness in jaw growth. Commonly, protruded upper teeth are
associated with a lower jaw that is short in proportion to the upper jaw. Thumb and
finger sucking habits can also cause a protrusion of the upper incisor teeth.
Deep Overbite
A deep overbite or deep bite occurs when the lower incisor (front) teeth bite too
close or into the gum tissue behind the upper teeth. When the lower front teeth bite
into the palate or gum tissue behind the upper front teeth, significant bone damage
and discomfort can occur. A deep bite can also contribute to excessive wear of the
incisor teeth.
Open Bite
An open bite results when the upper and lower incisor teeth do not touch when
biting down. This open space between the upper and lower front teeth causes all
the chewing pressure to be placed on the back teeth. This excessive biting pressure
and rubbing together of the back teeth makes chewing less efficient and may
contribute to significant tooth wear.
Spacing
If teeth are missing or small, or the dental arch is very wide, space between the
teeth can occur. The most common complaint from those with excessive space is
poor appearance.
Crossbite
The most common type of a crossbite is when the upper teeth bite inside the
lower teeth (toward the tongue). Crossbites of both back teeth and front teeth
are commonly corrected early due to biting and chewing difficulties.
Underbite or Lower Jaw Protrusion
About 3 to 5 percent of the population has a lower jaw that is to some degree
longer than the upper jaw. This can cause the lower front teeth to protrude ahead
of the upper front teeth creating a crossbite. Careful monitoring of jaw growth and
tooth development is indicated for these patients.
  • Panoramic X-ray (Digital):  
    A full view of the upper and lower jaw is taken to view the
    teeth, roots, nerves/jaw structures, joints, and locate missing
    or misplaced teeth.
  • Cephalometric X-rays (Digital):  
    A full side view of the face used to determine the growth
    direction of the face, to measure the angulations of the teeth,
    and to see how the upper and lower jaws relate to the face.
  • Impressions:  
    Used to construct plaster models. For before and after analysis.
    These are also used to make measurements.
  • Photos:  
    Taken inside the mouth from various angles will also include clinically oriented facial photos for
    before and after analysis.
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