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Orthodontics Specialist

Huy Nguyen, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Hummingbird Dental Group

Huy Nguyen, DDS

General Dentistry located in Downtown, Anaheim, CA

Orthodontic care from a qualified dental expert can enhance the function and aesthetics of your smile and bite and boost your confidence. At Hummingbird Dental Group in Anaheim, California, Huy Nguyen, DDS, and the dental professionals provide a wide spectrum of orthodontic services to address your concerns and beautify your smile. The team utilizes the latest advanced dental tools and technology and provides highly personalized care. Book online or call Hummingbird Dental Group to set up a consultation.


What is an orthodontist?

Orthodontists offer specialized and individualized cosmetic dentistry services to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile.

An orthodontist can provide treatment to:

  • Straighten misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Fix a bad bite 
  • Align the jaws correctly

Orthodontics is the avenue of medicine that revolves around straightening teeth, but orthodontists can also assist with painful and misaligned bites, obstructive sleep apnea, and other dental concerns.

What are the differences between an orthodontist and a general dentist?

General dentists and orthodontists operate in different ways, but they do have similarities as well.

General dentist

A general dentist can diagnose and treat many common dental problems and diseases affecting your teeth, mouth, and gums. Dentists are experts in general dental maintenance and care and provide treatments such as fillings and preventive sealants.

General dentists can also offer specific cosmetic dental procedures, such as crowns, bridges, veneers, and teeth whitening.


Orthodontists undergo extensive additional training in orthodontics, biomechanics, and facial growth and development. Orthodontists can diagnose and treat bad bites, crooked teeth, and poorly aligned jaws.

What is an orthodontic consultation?

Your orthodontic consultation is an integral part of your dental care. The first step involves X-rays and digital scans or impressions of your teeth. Your dentist evaluates the information and assesses your teeth, facial shape, bite, and gums, to obtain a clear picture of your general dental health.

This is also your chance to ask questions and address your concerns. Your dentist can explain orthodontic treatments in detail and develop a personalized treatment plan to enhance your dental health and resolve orthodontic problems. 

An orthodontic consultation usually takes around 30 minutes to one hour. 

At a follow-up orthodontic visit, your dentist can fit your child’s braces, or yours, if you’re getting them as an adult. Different types of braces need to be fitted in different ways. For example, metal braces involve gluing small metal brackets to your teeth and gently connecting the brackets with a thin wire.

Your dentist provides you with plenty of valuable information on how you can care for your braces and your teeth and get the most out of your orthodontic treatment. They can also advise you on any necessary dental hygiene products.

For exceptional orthodontic care, look no further than Hummingbird Dental Group. Click the online booking tool or call to schedule today.