Your smile is one of the first things people see when they look at you. We understand that having an uneven smile can lower your confidence. That’s why at Riverside Dental Group in California, we can offer braces and other orthodontic services to you in our offices. Many dental practices will refer you to an orthodontist for this service, but we can do this at your local office to make the process easier and more accessible to you. Today, we’re here to tell you about the process and the many benefits of aligning your teeth.
How Do Braces Work?
Starting from the time you grow your first tooth, you should be seeing a dentist twice a year. During this time, your dental provider will monitor for signs of malocclusion and teeth growing into your mouth properly. If they notice any potential problems, they may suggest straightening your teeth with orthodontic services.
Many people get braces in their early teen years, but if you are unable to do this, it’s never too late! Invisalign is another method of straightening the teeth that is available. The downside of this process is that not everyone is a good candidate for clear aligners. Nearly everyone can get braces if deemed necessary once they hit the proper age range.
The process can last different amounts of time for each patient depending on your needs. You will have a consultation to discuss the process and an estimated timeline. At the initial appointment, your teeth will be cleaned and prepped. Then, the orthodontist will apply metal brackets, then add archwire and bands. About every six to eight weeks, these will be adjusted so that your teeth can shift properly. Once your smile is properly aligned, the braces can be removed, and you can enjoy your new smile! You may be instructed to wear a retainer so that you can keep your teeth in position.
Improve Your Oral Health & Address Other Problems
Orthodontic alignment methods are also used for more reasons than just wanting a better-appearing smile. Having a misaligned bite can harm your teeth due to grinding or TMJ. Braces can fix these problems by adjusting your teeth to sit in the proper position. Eliminating these issues also reduces the chances of weakened enamel or cavities which are often side effects of bruxism and TMJ disorder.
Ready To Be Confident In Your Smile?
To schedule a consultation, call Riverside Dental Group at your nearest office today at
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA, at (951) 695-2290.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA, at (951) 689-5031.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA, at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA, at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA, at (951) 273-9580.