Braces used to be a rite of passage in middle school and  teen years. For many families considering orthodontic choices in Corona, CA braces of some type will still be the treatment plan of choice when it comes to guiding teeth into both their most functionally correct and most attractive positions. If it’s been a while since you had braces, or had to consider them for your child, it’s good to have a quick refresher on orthodontic information.

Traditional Metal Braces

In certain situations, traditional braces are still the treatment of choice for getting the job done safely, comfortably, and without burdening your child with having to keep track of trays and a specific wearing schedule. Traditional metal braces can be created and adjusted to fit almost any treatment plan, and remedy even severe cases of malocclusion (bad bite) or any configuration of misaligned teeth.

Clear Aligner Trays

Some instances of tooth misalignment make good candidates for correction by Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign trays are highly discreet, in fact almost invisible even when being worn. This makes them perfect for professional situations, or for mature older teens and college students, when the degree of tooth movement is less extensive. Invisalign requires maturity on the behalf of the user, as unlike traditional braces (which are attached to brackets placed on the teeth), Invisalign trays are meant to be removed daily, which makes them more vulnerable to loss and damage. The wearing schedule takes attention, as each aligner is worn for about two weeks, and then exchanged for the next one.

Which Braces Will Be Best?

If we are recommending braces for you or your child, we will discuss the options so you can make an informed decision. Along with outlining what to expect and what we think will give the best result, we realize that insurance questions and payment options are also decision points. Our informed team is happy to discuss financing and insurance questions with you at any appointment.

Are Braces In Your or Your Child’s Future?

Braces aren’t just a kids’ issue, they can help anyone have a more functional and attractive smile. You don’t have to rush a decision. We can help you get the information you need. Give us a call in Corona, 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.