Orthodontic treatments, also called braces, come in a wide range of choices. Whether it’s you or your child who needs braces, you have choices. At STAR Family Dental, Farnam Ahmadi Moshtaghin, DDS, and his team can straighten your teeth and correct your bite. Call the office in Bellflower, California, or book your appointment online today if you’d like to schedule a braces consultation for you or your child.
Braces go beyond treating your smile for cosmetic reasons. They also correct problems that could be harming your oral health.
You should consider braces if you have:
The STAR Family Dental team also offers children pediatric dental care and braces so you can correct misalignment issues early.
At your consultation, your provider helps you decide what kind of braces might work best, whether they’re for you or your child.
Braces no longer come in just one style. You now have many choices. Some of the most common ones are:
These are made of standard metal brackets that are cemented to your teeth. They’re connected together with a wire.
These are made of stainless steel and work like traditional metal braces. They are smaller, making them less visible to others.
These don’t have elastic or metal ties like traditional metal braces. Instead, they use a door mechanism for your wires, causing less friction between the wires and braces.
These are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets. They use similarly colored wires and rubber bands, making them almost unnoticeable.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to move your teeth. You use a different set of trays every two weeks until your teeth reach the desired positioning.
At your consultation, your provider talks about the benefits of each kind so that you can make a fully informed decision about your choices. All braces are effective in straightening and realigning your teeth.
Once your teeth are aligned and your bite has been corrected with braces, your provider fits you with a retainer. Your retainer keeps your newly realigned teeth in place, helping them settle without moving back into their original misalignment.
You wear the retainer 24/7 in the beginning. After a few months, you can wear it only at night while you sleep. If you take good care of it, your retainer can last a lifetime.
Call STAR Family Dental or book an appointment online today to find out what kind of braces might be best for you or your child.