My oldest is now 17 and her teeth are beautiful.
My son who is 13 is finishing with braces and my little one who is almost 7 has an expander to prepare her mouth for braces when she is ready.
Prior to choosing an orthodontist, I scheduled visits with three that were highly regarded. It’s a big investment so i carefully chose the orthodontist that I found the most knowledgeable, that continued his research and education, and that was priced fairly and honestly.
I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Sayed and his staff.
I am a general dentist and not only do I refer my patients to Dr. Sayed, my family and friends go there too.
He and his staff are well trained, professional, and all ’round nice people. Upon your arrival to the office your greeted like long time friends. Shawn, the office manager who’s been there for years, has a professional, polite and friendly disposition.
The back office staff is caring and deliver orthodontic treatment with a gentle touch.
Dr. Sayed is not happy unless his patients are happy. Everything is explained prior to treatment and all questions are answered. The office decor is chic, modern and clean. To go to any other orthodontist would be accepting second best.
Jeffrey M. Jacobson DMD
More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile, according to a new study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and conducted by Wakefield Research.
Of Americans who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, 36% believe they would have a better social life if they had better teeth. This may be especially true among young adults, as 48% of Americans ages 18 to 24 have untagged a picture of themselves on Facebook because they didn’t like their smile.
The study found that bad teeth also represented the biggest dating turn-off among men and women. According to the study, 77% of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline in a potential love interest. Moreover, 22% of Americans who are unhappy with their smile think that better teeth would lead to a better love live.
On a professional level, 78% of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. And 14% of those unhappy with their teeth felt that they might be missing out on a better job.
“Professional orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years, with innovative options such as clear aligner trays, lingual braces, and ceramic braces,” said John F. Buzzatto, DMD, MDS, president of the AAO. “Healthy teeth can be moved at any age and it’s encouraging that two-thirds of Americans think they are never too old for treatment.”
Mark Sayed, DMD, in San Juan Capistrano CA, agrees that is never too late to improve a person’s smile and bite. “We offer several non-traditional metal braces options, including clear brackets & invisalign.” Dr. Sayed has many adult patients in orthodontic treatment ranging from 20 to 73 years old.
The survey queried 1,000 nationally representative US adults, ages 18 and older between September 21 and September 25, 2012, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.
I have known Dr. Mark Sayed for almost 18 years. We had both just purchased new practices in San Juan Capistrano about the same time and developed a strong professional relationship by building each other’s practices from mutual referrals.
I consider him an exceptional Orthodontist and a great ·friend. During this time I have referred almost all my patients that required orthodontics to his practice. I believe that Dr. Sayed is the best skilled Orthodontist in the area and in fact, I had him treat my own daughter. The results were extraordinary and she constantly gets complimented on her smile.
Dr. Sayed is also known for treating cases nonsurgically even when the patients were told by other specialists that there was no other way. I can attest to this statement since he accomplished this on several of my own patients.
I can’t tell you how happy my patients were to not have to go through surgery and still have a spectacular result. The results speak for themselves since many of my patients refer their own friends and family directly to Dr. Sayed during and after their own treatment is completed.
I would highly recommend Dr. Mark Sayed and his team for orthodontic treatment.
Robert L. Kluss
When is the best time to begin orthodontic care?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends parents take their child in for an initial orthodontic evaluation at no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?
By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time your Orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. More importantly, your Orthodontist can check for narrow palates and high palatel vaults. Early screening increases the chances for not only an incredible smile, but a healthier active adult.
What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, your Orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
Early treatment can:
- Create room for crowded teeth.
- Create facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth.
- Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth.
- Preserve space for un-errupted teeth.
- Reduce the need for tooth removal.
- Reduce treatment time with braces.
Early intervention allows your Orthodontist to guide growth and development, preventing serious problems like extractions and jaw surgery in the future.
Here are some tips for choosing a dentist for your children.
First let us state that the quality of oral care your child will receive is certainly the top criteria. Having said that, a child friendly environment, and staff, can make a very practical difference. The more enjoyable the experience for your child, the better the chances of enrolling your child in the process of proper oral care.
- The office is kid friendly. Their waiting room should be inviting and have lots of things for children to do while they wait. Look for children’s games and books in the waiting room, a kid-sized table and chairs, or a television playing children’s programming.
- The dentist should allow for extra time with a child. When making the appointment let them know it is a child and that you would like extra time so your child won’t be rushed into anything.
- The dentist should let the parent be present in the room during the whole dental visit. Your child will feel more comfortable if you are there.
- The dentist should offer learning tools such as videos, books, or other tools to help the child become comfortable with what to expect during a dental visit.
- The dentist should explain everything he or she is going to do before they do, allow the child to examine the tools, and even try the tools out before proceeding.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child begin seeing a dentist on a regular basis by their first birthday. For more information on pediatric dentists and other helpful tips visit the AAPD website.
If you have questions about selecting an oral care provider, please feel free to submit a comment. We will be happy to try to answer it for you.