Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment available, and they have helped countless patients to straighten their teeth and achieve more beautiful smiles. Braces consist of a system of metal brackets and wires made of stainless steel. These brackets are attached to the surfaces of your teeth and, in combination with the wires, work to gently move your teeth into the proper position. Advances in orthodontic treatment methods and materials have made metal braces smaller, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Additionally, there are now several types of braces available, including clear (ceramic) braces that blend in with your teeth. Colored elastic bands are also available, allowing you to customize your braces to some degree.
Braces are used to treat a number of common orthodontic problems, such as:
- Bad bites
- Misaligned teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Crowded and crooked teeth
You will visit our dentist regularly throughout your time with braces to ensure that your treatment progresses as planned. Orthodontic treatment takes between 18 and 30 months to complete on average. We will provide you with instructions on how to take care of your teeth and maintain good oral health while wearing braces.
For more information about braces in Hacienda Heights, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt, call Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry today at 626-961-1574.