Aviara Centers

At Ocean View Dental Care

we are privileged to have partnered with Dr. Katherine Ahn and her team of experts at Aviara Centers to bring a wide range of skills related to craniofacial pain, facial development and airway focused orthodontics.

Dr. Ahn is the founder of Aviara Centers where the mission is to provide truly integrative care by bringing together a team of top experts that understand the work together to help its patients achieve optimal health through proper jaw and airway development and stabilization.

Dr. Katherine Ahn

Dr. Ahn graduated with distinction from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1993. She then underwent a two-year pediatric residency at UCLA where she acquired skills in orthodontics and growth and development that allow her to focus on jaw and upper airway underdevelopment as well as dental sleep apnea. Dr. Ahn’s training gives her unique skills related to sleep-related breathing disorders, TMD, orofacial development, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. She continues to stay at the forefront of technology and the latest advancements related to her field.

What services can Aviara Centers provide?

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

The temporomandibular joints are the hinges on which the lower jaw opens and closes. There are a number of reasons why the complex system of bone, muscles, and ligaments may not work in harmony. Patients who experience discomfort and pain from their temporomandibular joint may be diagnosed with TMD, an often painful disorder that can make speaking, chewing, and swallowing difficult. Gaining an accurate diagnosis of the cause of TMD is an important first step for patients who seek relief from TMD. The condition tends to worsen with time, meaning early intervention can lead to better long-term outcomes.

Dr. Ahn has advanced training in determining the cause of TMD and treating the condition. Her training in orthodontics allows Dr. Ahn to determine if the problem is caused by teeth misalignment, degenerative jaw issues, or other problems related to the teeth, jaw, or face. There are a number of effective treatment options for TMD. Dr. Ahn will seek conservative, non-surgical treatments like physical therapy or orthopedic appliances before recommending more invasive treatments.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders that interfere with natural breathing function. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), for example, results from the intermittent, complete collapse of the airway during sleep and, if left untreated, is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, Type II diabetes, and other serious medical conditions. If you wake up feeling tired, or if your partner reports that you snore heavily at night, Dr. Ahn can recommend effective treatments to help restore proper breathing at night.

Orthodontics

Proper teeth alignment is more than a cosmetic issue. Patients with misaligned teeth can suffer from jaw pain or facial pain. If you are seeking relief from TMD or simply wish to cosmetically address crooked teeth, Dr. Ahn can recommend orthodontic treatments that bring your teeth into better alignment.

Orofacial Development

The first three years of a child’s life are critical for developing proper jaw and teeth alignment. Dr. Ahn completed a two-year pediatric residency at UCLA where she learned important skills and insights related to orofacial development. If you are seeking a dentist who can address developmental issues for your child, Dr. Ahn brings vast training and experience to your family’s dental needs.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Ahn Today

If you are in need of a dentist who has advanced training in pediatric dentistry, orthopedics, and sleep-related breathing disorders, Dr. Ahn can diagnose and treat your symptoms. To schedule your visit with our esteemed doctor, contact us online or call (949) 388-0780 today to set up your consultation.

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Office Hours

Monday: 7am – 3pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 3pm
Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Contact Information

905 Calle Amanecer, Suite 265
San Clemente, CA 92673

(949) 388-0780