that see patients from all around the Inland Empire requiring braces. Issues of misalignment, malocclusion, tooth gaps, overlaps, and crookedness can be straightened with strong but gentle force, through a variety of systems.

Types of Orthodontics

Traditional metal braces are often the best choice for the budget conscious of us. There are some people that prefer their braces to blend in, or not be seen at all. Clear and ceramic brackets and wires use   the same basic methods as traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth but are obviously much less conspicuous. Six Month Smiles allow your front teeth to be the focus for a shorter treatment. Invisalign is a completely different type of system that relies on alignment trays that are clear. You can take these out when you eat or brush your teeth, offering the most comfortable and incognito form of orthodontics. Less common, lingual braces consist of brackets and wires that are cemented to the inside of teeth for much less visibility.

Beyond Appearances

Appearance improvements are definitely a huge benefit of wearing braces. Your dental health can reap rewards that are just as important, however. When your teeth are crooked, overlapping, or too close together, reaching the in between areas with your toothbrush and/or dental floss can be simply impossible. This provides a breeding ground for plaque and tartar buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. Another potential issue of not straightening teeth is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). This condition is marked by chronic discomfort and pain in your TMJs (jaw joints). Many people who opt for braces end up lessening or alleviating their TMD symptoms.

Braces of All Types from your Riverside, CA Orthodontists

If you are an existing or new patient interested in orthodontic treatment, you can contact your Riverside, CA orthodontists for a consultation. We would be happy to offer a solution that will work for you, no matter what age you are. We are happy to offer comprehensive dentistry for the whole family. Contact our 92506 dentist office at (951) 369-1001. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.