Types of Braces?
Currently, a patient can choose between four different types of braces:
- Metallic braces
- Ceramic braces
- Damon Braces
- Lingual Braces
Who Is a Candidate for Braces?
Anyone can use this orthodontic treatment, especially if your teeth are not naturally aligned. You can consider the use of braces both for cosmetic reasons and to treat medical problems.
What Problems Can Braces Correct?
Braces can correct a wide variety of problems, such as:
- Dental malpositions, rotated teeth and crowding.
- Closing gaps.
- Open bite -- cases in which, when closing the mouth, the upper jaw does not make contact with the lower jaw.
Benefits of Braces
Besides correcting all of the issues listed above, orthodontics will also decrease the risk of tooth decay and cavities given the fact that you will constantly have to remove food remnants that get trapped between the braces and your teeth. Because of the braces’ movement, the teeth will no longer be crowded and your oral hygiene will be better.
By using braces, your bite will be corrected, your teeth aligned and your facial appearance will be harmonized.
To learn more about braces, contact our dentist in Van Nuys. She will be more than happy to help you find the best treatment for misaligned teeth.