For children, teens, and adults, our Norwalk CA orthodontist has the methods and appliances required to give you straighter teeth and a properly aligned bite. Thanks to continued advancements in the field, having orthodontic treatment can be a much more comfortable, pleasant, and aesthetically pleasing experience than it used to be. Dental braces, made of metal, and familiar to most everyone, are the traditional strategy used to move teeth into a more ideal position. For younger patients, headgear and expansion appliances are sometimes utilized in addition to braces to achieve the necessary outcome. And retainers are useful in maintaining the results that you gave your time and energy for. After all, the last thing you would want is to have your teeth start shifting back toward where they were when you started your orthodontic treatment.
For many people, the thought of dental braces brings to mind images of a tangle of brackets and wires. But you may be pleasantly surprised to find that today’s braces are more lightweight and attractive than the ones that many recall. The good news, though, is that they still do the same excellent job of moving your teeth steadily toward the prescribed position that our Norwalk CA orthodontist has identified. And they will still give you healthy, strong teeth and a great-looking smile.
Just as dental braces have come a long way, so has the entire field of orthodontics. This is why we are able to offer you Invisalign, an alternative to dental braces that employs aligners made out of clear plastic. They give you the same benefits as traditional braces, but they have several benefits that have made them quite popular. First, they are virtually undetectable to the eye, meaning you won’t feel self-conscious about wearing them. Second, not being made of metal, they won’t irritate the inside of your mouth or dig into your gums. You will experience a high degree of comfort. Third, you can take Invisalign out when you brush, floss, and eat. This means you will have more efficient oral hygiene and you won’t have to observe any bothersome restrictions on the foods you can eat. Made with 3-D computer technology by our Norwalk CA orthodontist, each aligner is worn for about two weeks, with a total of 12 to 48 being put into service during the course of your treatment.