If you think of braces, and the first thing that comes to mind is shiny wires and middle school smiles, you have missed some of the orthodontic options available in Temecula, CA. Traditional braces with brackets and wires are still a cost effective option, and can work wonders with a smile. Newer options include almost-invisible braces, as well as aligner trays that gently reposition teeth for older teens and adults. If you or a loved one have teeth that need orthodontic help, there is probably an option for you.

A Brief Rundown Of Some Braces Options:

Before we place braces on your teeth, or order clear aligners for more discreet teeth repositioning, we will meet with you, and take any needed photos or X-rays. Our office team can help you check insurance coverage and discuss financing options, to eliminate any surprises.
Choices for braces include:

Traditional Braces – These are metal or clear brackets attached to teeth, and linked by wires, adjusted at a series of dental appointments, to apply pressure in the correct directions. Rubber bands, in a variety of colors, can add flair as braces do their work, if your child likes a colorful smile.

– Rather than metal brackets and wires, clear braces use tooth-colored brackets and  transparent arch wires. These braces do not call any attention to themselves. They are adjusted during a series of scheduled office visits.

– The Invisalign process uses clear aligner trays, and a schedule for wearing. This method is suggested for older teens and adults, since there are trays to keep up with, and a specific schedule of wearing. They also produce beautiful smiles and we only need to see you occasionally, to check oral health and progress.

– For teeth that need small amounts of adjustments (for example, closing spaces, or correcting  tips or turns in front teeth) the MTM aligners system can be ideal, achieving results in 6 months or less. The MTM system eliminates frequent visits for adjustment, but requires keeping track of trays, and adhering to the wearing schedule.

Which Braces Suit Your Smile Needs?

Discuss braces with us in an orthodontic consultation visit. Or we may bring the subject up, if we notice crooked teeth or misalignment during a regular office cleaning and exam. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.