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3D Printer

At Ray Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in having the best technology in order to facilitate the best and most comfortable treatment. A part of our advanced technology is our 3D printer, the Sprintray Pro. Our 3D printer is utilized to make the most ideal fitting, and comfortable retainers on the market.

On the magical day that your braces/Invisalign treatment is completed, we will scan your teeth with our iTero scanner, then print 3D models of your new beautiful Ray Ortho smile. We will then make perfect fitting retainers from your 3D printed model. Then, if in the future you ever need new retainers for any reason, and your teeth have not shifted, or have shifted a very small amount, we will make you a free retainer based on the 3D printed model from the day your treatment ended. No need to take gooey impressions or a new scan. You just come in, and a new retainer will be ready in 5 minutes.

So not only do you get free retainers for life at Ray Orthodontics, you get retainers that fit perfectly and comfortably due to the high precision and advanced technology of our 3D printer. We look forward to taking care of you and your family!

Ray Orthodontics the best Orthodontic office in the Antelope Valley in 2022

Best Orthodontic office in the Antelope Valley in 2022!

It is with much pride that I announce Ray Orthodontics of Palmdale has been awarded the Best Orthodontist by the Antelope Valley Press for 2022:


After starting our Palmdale location in June 2019, I had a lot of ups and downs. I was told by many people that I was crazy to open an Orthodontic practice in Palmdale. There were many long nights of hard work. Slowly, our office began to take shape. We started adding one superstar after another to our team. Then in April I got the email that we won. We were voted Antelope Valley’s best Orthodontic practice by the AV press. I couldn’t believe it. I cried. A lot. I reminisced about how hard the early days were, and how far we had come. We were the little office that could…….DID. Going from an office with 0 patients to what we have now, in this short time, is a testament that anything is possible as long as you work hard, have faith, and treat people the right way. None of this would be possible without the dedication and commitment to excellence from my team. Thank you for sticking by my side as we travel this journey together. And a big thank you to all of my patients for trusting me with your care; it is a responsibility I take to heart and I try my absolute best to make each and every one of you feel taken care of. Thank you to all of our amazing patients and the wonderful people of the Antelope Valley for voting us as the best Orthodontist in the AV. We started out as the new office, then the growing office, now we get to be the BEST office!

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“What is Phase 1 treatment?

Over the years, one of the most common questions I get from Parents is, “when should my child be checked for braces?” The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children to start being checked for Orthodontic treatment at 7 years old and older. At 7 years old, Orthodontists check for 3 things:

  1. Do all of the adult teeth have room to erupt
  2. Are the jaw bones growing normal
  3. Are there any self-esteem issues the child is having from their teeth


If the answer to all of the above questions is no, then we will put your child on our recall system and see you every 6 months until treatment is possibly needed. This was we will be ahead of any potential problems.


If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then Phase I treatment is recommended. Phase I treatment is when a child receives Orthodontic treatment when they have baby teeth and adult teeth at the same time. Or in other words, when they are in their mixed dentition phase. If a child needs more room for their teeth to erupt, then we would place braces and a possible expander to help make the necessary room for their adult teeth to erupt in. A common tooth that needs more room to erupt is the upper canine teeth. That is because the upper canine is the last tooth to erupt. Making room for the canine to erupt into will help decrease the chances the tooth requires surgical help to grow into place.


There are three main ways for a jaw to not grow normally. If the childs back upper teeth are growing inside their lower teeth (posterior crossbite). A palatal expander would be used to treat a posterior crossbite. If the childs front teeth are stuck behind their lower front teeth (anterior crossbite). A facemask may be used to treat an anterior crossbite. Lastly, if the bottom jaw is growing deficient in comparison to the upper jaw, causing a large overbite. Braces and rubber bands may be used to treat a large overbite.


If a child is having self-esteem issues from their teeth, getting braces just to align their teeth can greatly increase their confidence and the psycho-social benefits will last into adulthood. Unfortunately, in this age of social media, bullying has increased and a simple setup of even six brackets can help a child greatly.


After a child completes Phase I treatment, they will be given a retainer. We will then monitor the child to make sure all their baby teeth fall out in the correct order and see when they will be ready for Phase II treatment. Phase II treatment is when a child has all of their adult teeth grown in, and gets braces on all of their adult teeth. The main benefits of Phase I treatment is possibly avoiding permanent teeth to be extracted when they receive full orthodontic treatment. Also, when the child does receive Phase II treatment, it will most likely be for a shorter duration than if Phase I was not completed.


If your child is 7 or older, make a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ray to see if your child can benefit from Phase I treatment.

Ray Orthodontics proudly provides Braces and Invisalign care to children, teens, and adults in the Montebello, Palmdale, Pico Rivera, Whittier, East LA, Monterey Park, Lancaster, Alhambra, Huntington Park, South Gate,
Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Cudahy, Walnut Park & Commerce, CA. areas.
To schedule your free consultation, please call 323-597-1712
.

Foods to avoid with Braces, and foods that are OK to eat with Braces

Foods to avoid with Braces, and foods that are OK with Braces.

Being a parent of 3 kids myself, I know feeding them can be challenging at times. Once they get
braces, kids (or adults) have to be extra careful of what they eat. Foods that are hard, crunchy,
or sticky can cause the wire to poke out, and brackets to break. Having breakage with your
braces will cause delay in getting that beautifully straight smile of your dreams. So try your best
to have foods that are braces friendly, and you will get that ideal smile before you know it!


There are specific foods that are worse than others when it comes to damaging your braces. In
general hard, crunchy, or sticky foods should be avoided. Especially these foods, chips, hot
cheetos, takis, gum, gummy bears, starburst type candy, all hard candies, nuts, popcorn, corn
on the cob, chewing on ice, hard fruits like apples, hard vegetables like carrots should be
cooked. A good general rule of thumb is to avoid all junk food as much as possible.


Foods that are Braces friendly include: Soup, rice, mashed potatoes, beans, mac and cheese,
yogurt, fish, smoothies, eggs, corn off of the cob, soft fruits like bananas, and cooked
vegetables.


Once Dr. Ray places your braces on, him and his team will give you a list of foods to avoid and
review proper care of your Braces. If you ever have any questions regarding your Braces
treatment, please feel free to contact us anytime at 323-597-1712, and we will be ready to take
great care of you!


Ray Orthodontics proudly provides Braces and Invisalign care to children, teens, and adults in the Montebello, Palmdale, Pico Rivera, Whittier, East LA, Monterey Park, Lancaster, Alhambra, Huntington Park, South Gate, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Cudahy, Walnut Park & Commerce, CA. areas. To schedule your free consultation, please call 323-597-1712.

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iTero scanner

At Ray Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on using the latest technology to make sure our patients get the best possible treatment. That is why we utilize an Itero scanner to help fabricate your Invisalign trays. To begin your Invisalign journey with us, you will receive a fast 2 minute scan that is painless and stress free. This scan will capture all the detailed anatomy of your teeth and bite which will be used to help make your Invisalign trays. This scanner replaces the old gooey impressions of the past which were uncomfortable and would cause gagging.

One of the most important benefits of an iTero scanner is the accuracy. An iTero scan is much more accurate than old traditional impressions. Receiving a scan to begin your Invisalign journey will result in Invisalign trays that fit better, and therefore have better results, in a faster period of time. 

Once we scan your teeth at your consultation, Dr. Ray will be able to use the iTero technology to show what your new, beautiful #RayOrtho smile will look like. You and Dr. Ray will together make certain that you will have the smile of your dreams!

Ray Orthodontics proudly provides Braces and Invisalign care to children, teens, and adults in the Montebello, Palmdale, Pico Rivera, Whittier, East LA, Monterey Park, Lancaster, Alhambra, Huntington Park, South Gate, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Cudahy, Walnut Park & Commerce, CA. areas. To schedule your free consultation, please call 323-597-1712.

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Our Locations

415 W Beverly Blvd Suite B
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone: (323) 597-1712

Monday-Friday 8-5
(Saturday 7-4)
(open the first Saturday of the month)

38427 20th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93550

Phone: (661) 480-5555

Monday-Friday 8-5
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(open the second Saturday of the month)

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