Orthodontics Specialist

Golden Valley Smiles

Dentistry located in Fresno, CA & Clovis, CA

Crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. If you desire straighter teeth, a better bite, and more confidence, expert dentist Kaveh Karimi, DDS, and the team offer solutions. At Golden Valley Smiles in Fresno and Clovis, California, they provide Invisalign®, traditional braces, and clear braces to restore your beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online to learn more about your orthodontics options.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment improves the way your teeth function and look. It can straighten your teeth over time, reduce gaps, and make it easier to brush and floss. 

The Golden Valley Smiles team offers numerous orthodontic treatments to match your personalized needs and preferences.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Orthodontics at Golden Valley Smiles can:

  • Improve your bite
  • Enhance the function of teeth
  • Correct facial imbalances
  • Facilitate better oral hygiene
  • Prepare you for dental implants or a smile makeover
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost confidence

To determine if orthodontics is the right treatment for you, your Golden Valley Smiles team reviews your dental history, examines your teeth and gums, and takes dental X-rays.

Which orthodontic treatments are available?

The expert orthodontics team at Golden Valley Smiles offers the following treatments to make your smile aesthetically pleasing:


The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners you wear over a period of time to slowly shift teeth into proper alignment. Every week or two, you switch to a new set of aligners to wear 20-22 hours daily. The average Invisalign treatment lasts about 12-18 months.

Traditional braces

Traditional braces utilize metal brackets and wires that shift your teeth into desirable alignment over time. If you’re not a good candidate for Invisalign, traditional braces are an effective alternative. You might wear traditional braces for 1-3 years. 

Clear braces

Clear braces are like traditional braces as they consist of brackets and wires, but clear braces are made of tooth-colored materials and blend in better with your teeth. Like traditional braces, treatment with clear braces might last about 1-3 years.

Which orthodontic treatment is right for me?

Your provider reviews risks and benefits of each orthodontic treatment to find one that’s right for you. The decision is based on the severity of teeth or bite imperfections, your preferences, and your lifestyle. 

After completing orthodontic treatment, your provider might recommend you wear a retainer to prevent teeth shifting.

Don’t let live with crooked or misaligned teeth when you don’t have to. Schedule an orthodontics consultation with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online today.