Orthodontic treatment is necessary for anyone who suffers from overbite, underbite, open bite, overcrowding, or gapped teeth. Many people tend to focus on the cosmetic problems these conditions create, but they can also lead to numerous health problems such as gum disease and TMJ disorders. Our dentist in Los Angeles will need to examine your smile beforehand to see if your condition is severe enough to warrant orthodontics.
Many people are probably most familiar with traditional, metal braces. These utilize band, wires, and brackets that are fixed around the teeth in order to gradually straighten your smile. Even though they are quite effective, they do stand out a lot, and they can make people self-conscious about their smile. This is why our expert in orthodontic treatments in Los Angeles offers alternatives.
Ceramic braces are fixed around your teeth in the same way as metal braces, but they are designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Dentists also offer lingual braces, which are adhered to the back of teeth so that no one can see them from the outside. And the most popular form of orthodontics is increasingly becoming Invisalign, which uses clear, removable aligners to realign your teeth.