Riverside Dental group offers braces

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. When it comes to straightening your smile at Riverside Dental Group in California there are several options. If you are deciding between your options, read today’s blog about traditional braces to see if this is a good option for you.

Straightening Your Teeth Is More Than A Visual Solution

For many people, having crooked teeth can affect their confidence or cause them to dislike their smile. However, aligning your teeth has several more benefits than simply aesthetics. Having overcrowded teeth, an overbite, or too much space between teeth, you may face problems when speaking or chewing.

Adjusting your smile to a better position can improve these problems. Many people who have gone through this process notice a positive change in how they speak and less grinding of the teeth, as well as the added benefit of having an overall improved smile.

The Process Of Braces

Many people have gone through this process or currently have braces but may not fully understand how the process works. First, you will have a consultation with your orthodontist about your needs. Every patient has different problems that they would like to be addressed, so the treatment plan is created for you.

After your needs are determined, at the next appointment the braces will be put on. Your mouth must be dry the entire time, and your tongue will be kept out of the way with a special device. The braces will be placed on your teeth and then bonded. Wires will be placed on the top and bottom rows of your teeth, and then bands will be added to hold everything in place.

You may experience some discomfort as you get used to having the brackets and wires on your teeth. We recommend eating a big meal before your appointment in case you must stick to more liquid and softer foods the first couple of days after the initial appointment.

Adjustments And Changing Wires

Around every six to eight weeks, you will see your orthodontist. During these appointments, your wires will be removed, and new ones will be put on. Gradually the wires will get tighter as your smile is being adjusted. Depending on your needs, you may be instructed to wear rubber bands to help your bite.

This process can take anywhere from six months to a few years. Once this is done, you can enjoy your new smile.

Come In For A Consultation Today

To schedule an appointment, call any of our dental offices near you:

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

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

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.