100 Cortona Way STE 250
Brentwood, CA 94513
Your Brentwood Orthodontist
Dr. Kristen Hann earned her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She also received a certificate in the specialty of orthodontics from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
In the three years of her specialty training, Dr. Kristen diagnosed, planned treatment, and treated comprehensive orthodontic, limited and adjunctive orthodontic, and orthognathic surgery cases for children and adults. She utilized many techniques and appliances including expanders, temporary anchorage devices, traditional braces, self-ligating braces, esthetic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign.
Dr. Kristen co-treated many cases with other members of her dental team. These cases included utilizing orthodontics to correct periodontal defects and resolving periodontal problems related to occlusal trauma, splint therapy for TMD before and during treatment, and aligning teeth prior to extensive restorative therapy to enable easier tooth preparation and healthier distribution of forces. Dr. Kristen also treated patients with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies along with the team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Frank Hann thought he would grow up to be a pediatrician before he realized how much he loved working with patients to create healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. After majoring in biology and enjoying his time as a member of the Chi Phi fraternity, he went on to dental school and a residency in orthodontics before eventually founding Hann Orthodontics. Dr. Frank loves serving the Brentwood community, and particularly enjoys working with young people, encouraging them to participate in their own treatment plan in order to make the most of it. He believes in always doing his very best work, and treats every patient as family from the moment they walk through the office door.
Next to his wonderful family, he's most proud of his orthodontic career and the thousands of smiles he’s improved over the last 30 years. Inside and outside the office, Dr. Frank keeps himself busy – he plays tennis, is a regular churchgoer, and loves to watch sports and movies.
He treasures the time he’s able to spend with his family and friends, and Dr. Frank raced sports cars for more than 20 years. When you come to Hann Orthodontics, you not only get the best in orthodontic care, you get the coolest in orthodontists.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Brentwood braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Brentwood braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Brentwood Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Hann Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Brentwood Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Brentwood office for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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