Orthodontics North Hollywood
Keeping your teeth clean is one of the best ways to also keep them healthy, but if your teeth are crowded or badly misaligned, you may struggle to remove all the plaque buildup that can accumulate in hard-to-reach spots. Our North Hollywood orthodontics expert can help. Orthodontic treatment is often about far more than creating a pretty smile although that is certainly a nice benefit. In fact, orthodontic treatment is designed to align the upper and lower jaw and straighten the teeth. This better balances your bite, which reduces the risk of dental injury, and simplifies dental hygiene.
Our North Hollywood orthodontist can use braces to straighten and align your teeth and jaws. Braces have been used for decades to correct misalignments, but today’s braces are smaller and more comfortable than the bulky models of the past. Small, discreet brackets are bonded to each tooth, and then the archwire is attached to these brackets and anchored by bands. Each time the wire is adjusted, the teeth will move a little closer to their proper positions.
North Hollywood Orthodontics
You may be a candidate for braces if you have an overbite, underbite or crossbite or if your teeth are crooked, gapped or crowded. Our expert in orthodontics in North Hollywood will explain the treatment process at your consultation. We will take dental X-rays, impressions and other records to help plan your treatment. The process can take from 12 to 24 months based on your needs.
Taking care of your teeth during treatment will help you get the most out of your orthodontics experience. Our orthodontist in North Hollywood will provide you with the instructions, which may include lists of foods that could damage your braces as well as hints for keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Brush thoroughly around each bracket as you brush your teeth, and floss carefully using a floss threader to thread the floss around the wires.
Conventional braces and ceramic braces are both available. Call us today to learn more about orthodontic treatment or to schedule an appointment with our expert in braces in North Hollywood.
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