Common Types of Orthodontic Treatments

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Orthodontic treatments are used to straighten teeth and correct bite problems. If your teeth are gapped, crooked, or crowded, orthodontics can help you straighten them and create a healthier bite. Our Los Angeles dentist can help you decide on the best orthodontic treatment for your needs.

Several types of treatments are currently available, including:

1. Traditional metal braces
Perhaps the most common type of orthodontic treatment, traditional braces consist of metal brackets, wires, and bands that are attached to the teeth. They can correct many orthodontic problems effectively, including complex bite abnormalities. They are the best way to move teeth precisely and predictably.

2. Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces can address the same issues as traditional braces, but they offer patients a more aesthetically pleasing alternative with tooth-colored brackets.

3. Lingual braces
Lingual braces are just like traditional braces but are designed to be worn on the backs of teeth where they cannot be easily seen.

4. Clear aligners
Clear aligners are removable trays that fit over teeth to shift them according to a predetermined plan. They are very versatile and can be used to treat most mild-to-moderate orthodontic problems.

5. Retainers
Retainers are used after active orthodontic treatment and help maintain the results.

Each type of treatment offers specific benefits for specific patients. At your consultation, we will explore and explain your options, and recommend treatments based on your needs. Call our expert in orthodontics in Los Angeles today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.


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