Orthodontic Services

At Los Gatos Community Dental, we provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment for Los Gatos and the surrounding areas. Dr. Cristina Herrera treats mild to complex cases, is skilled in the most advanced orthodontic techniques and experienced in Phase One early intervention procedures. Our dentist is committed to maximizing her patients’ comfort as well as the efficacy of their treatment.

Braces in Los Gatos with MEAW

Dr. Herrera believes in offering the best methods of straightening teeth and correcting bite issues. This is why she uses the MEAW or Multi Loop Edgewise Arch Wire process. This approach is more effective, faster, and can even correct some bite issues that otherwise would have required surgery. While it treats severe cases of malocclusion, it can also treat milder cases faster and more comfortably.

Los Gatos Community Dental’s orthodontic services can quickly and effectively correct the following dental issues:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps or Spacing Issues
  • Narrow Palate
  • Malocclusions Including Underbite, Over-bite, Cross-bite, and Open-bite

Quality Orthodontic Care in Los Gatos with No Cost Second Opinions  

Dr. Herrera is dedicated to delivering quality care and offers second opinions for orthodontic treatment in Los Gatos at no cost if you are unsure about your choices and want to know more about our innovative MEAW technique.

We also offer ceramic brackets for a more discreet look.

Phase One Early Orthodontic Intervention at Los Gatos Community Dental

Detecting orthodontic issues early is important and beneficial to your child. If Dr. Herrera sees a concerning pattern of dental development, she will discuss her findings and recommendations with you. There may be crooked teeth emerging or a narrow palate that can cause crowding in the near future. By addressing these concerns while your child is young and the jaw and palate flexible, you can often spare them more invasive procedures such as surgery or a prolonged length of time wearing braces in their teens. In some cases, early intervention can help prevent the need for future braces altogether.

This early intervention can include the following

Palatal Extenders – to gently widen a small or narrow palate to accommodate permanent emerging teeth

Space Maintainers – to keep adjacent teeth from shifting into spaces where permanent teeth will eventually grow

Short Course of Braces – to correct early misalignment affecting the proper emergence of permanent teeth and to correct bite issues while the jaw is still malleable.

Retainers – to hold teeth in the correct position after braces as other permanent teeth continue to emerge.

Phase One Early Orthodontic Intervention is an excellent way to help your child achieve a straighter smile and avoid costlier and more invasive treatment in the future.

For more information about your new options for fast and effective braces in Los Gatos,

or to learn about Early Orthodontic Intervention, call Dr. Cristina Herrera today!



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Dr. Herrera and her staff are the best. Appointments are always on time. She is thorough, professional and just a neat person. I visit her office about 4 times a year for cleanings and checkups. The reason I mention this is that she has had the same great hygenist, Terri, for the entire time I have been a patient. My prior dentist had different hygenist every time I visited. Good example of how well this office is run. Don't have any fears seeing this dentist. Gentle, understanding and never rushed!

Jim S.

Dr. Herrera has been my dentist since mine retired many years ago. Dr. Herrera and her staff are highly skilled, and professional. Their equipment is top notch and the environment is relaxing. The hygienist (Teri) is very thorough and is simply excellent. Awhile back, I came in with a broken tooth, I expected a 2 or 3 visit repair over a course of at least a week. Dr. Herrera figured out the best repair, took the measurements, matched the tooth color, milled a porcelain crown, fitted and bonded it perfectly. I had a porcelain crown in one visit! The crown has been trouble free for years, and it still looks perfect. I have a fantastic dentist and hygienist. It does not get any better.

Kevin M.

Love Dr Herrera and all of the staff! Always courteous, friendly and fun when I visit. They are all very gentle when working on your teeth, so if you have a phobia of the dentist, fear no more! Not only are they easy on your mouth, but they have television screens you can watch while receiving treatment and even massaging chairs! I will continue to refer friends, family and clients to them for great dental care.

Lauren H.

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