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ALF Appliance Dana Point, CA

ALF Appliance When patients think of visiting the dentist, their mind often falls on routine cleanings and evaluations, and the occasional treatment for cavities. However, dental work goes far beyond these standard services. Dr. Mark Cruz of Dana Point, CA is pleased to offer other treatments and services to new and existing patients, including airway focused treatments and growth development solutions. Non-traditional orthodontic treatments, such as the use of the ALF appliance, can improve the jaw, dental arches, and the teeth without the use of conventional braces.

What does ALF stand for?

ALF is short for “Advanced Lightwire Functionals.” These are specialized appliances that are used to improve alignment in a way different from traditional metal bracket and wire braces. The appliance is worn to provide gentle changes and realignment without braces, while also addressing other common problems patients may have, including:

  • Restricted airways
  • Bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestive problems
  • TMJ problems
  • Developmental delays

Over time and with continued studies, it had been found that many problems of the body that seemed to be unrelated to dental work were linked to their cranial development and oral health.

What is the ALF appliance?

The ALF appliance is worn by a patient to address more than just dental alignment. ALF treatment can begin in children as young as five, though older patients can also benefit from treatment.

Could you benefit from treatment using the ALF appliance?

Contact Dr. Mark Cruz’s dental practice to learn more about this and other airway focused treatments available in his office. His practice can be reached at (949) 661-1006 to schedule an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 32241 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 200 in Dana Point, CA. New and current patients are welcome to work with his team and achieve better oral health and wellness.

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Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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