Braces North Hollywood
Crooked or overcrowded teeth can make you feel embarrassed about your smile, but it can also be damaging to your smile health. With problems of overcrowding, your teeth can be harder to clean, and the misalignment can put imbalanced pressure on both the teeth and the jaw joint. It is common for most people to undergo orthodontic treatment in their teens, but it is never too late to straighten your smile. Our North Hollywood braces dentist treats patients of all ages with all forms of orthodontic problems.
Braces are a type of orthodontic treatment, in which they are bonded to your teeth. For the equipment, individual brackets are attached to each individual tooth, and an archwire is attached to the brackets. The wire applies pressure to the teeth, which forces them to move. Our expert in braces in North Hollywood periodically adjusts the wire to maintain the proper pressure and to keep the teeth moving in the right direction. Keeping your adjustments on schedule can ensure the best results.
North Hollywood Braces
Our North Hollywood braces dentist can tell you whether or not you are a candidate at your consultation. However, most people with healthy teeth and gums are good candidates for braces. Braces can be used to correct most problems, including crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowding, spacing and other common problems. Most patients will spend anywhere from 12 to 24 months in braces. After the active treatment has been completed, patients will then wear a retainer to help keep the teeth in the right position until the bone adjusts.
At your consultation, our expert in braces in North Hollywood will start by developing a treatment plan. We will first take dental X-rays and impressions to create a model of your teeth. We then determine the best treatment and ways to proceed. Once your braces are applied, you will need to brush and floss carefully each time you eat, because the braces can accumulate plaque and food debris. You may also need to skip certain foods during treatment, such as raw carrots or popcorn. Once your braces are off your teeth, you will need to wear the retainer as recommended to keep the teeth in their new, proper positions.
Call us today to learn more about braces or to schedule your consultation with our dentist in North Hollywood.
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