Different Options in Braces

Whether your teeth are crooked, crowded, gapped or misaligned, you may benefit from orthodontic treatment. Our expert in braces in Cupertino can help you decide on the best type of braces for your needs.

Several options are available, including:

• Conventional braces
These are the traditional braces that use brackets, wires, bands and elastics to adjust the position of the teeth. They are versatile enough to be used for just about any orthodontic problem.

• Clear braces
Clear brackets are made of ceramic or another clear material and work much like conventional braces but without the visible metal brackets.

• Clear aligners
Clear aligners use clear plastic trays that slip over the teeth and apply pressure to slide teeth into position.

• Self-ligating braces
Self-ligating brackets eliminate the elastics and allow braces to be adjusted quickly and easily for fewer appointments and less discomfort.

Regardless of the type of treatment you use, we will work with you to ensure the best results. Good dental hygiene, healthy dental habits and periodic adjustments or checkups with us will all be important during your treatment. Call us today to learn more about braces or to schedule your appointment with our orthodontist.

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Importance of Orthodontic Treatments in Children’s Dental Health

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According to the American Association of Orthodontics, children should have their first orthodontic evaluation by the time they are seven. This evaluation can provide our dentist an opportunity to check your child for problems that could be treated at an earlier date.

Early orthodontics treatments may look different from later treatments. They can be used to guide the growth of the jaw and reduce the need for future orthodontic treatment. Most orthodontic problems are visible by the time a child turns seven and when the permanent teeth erupt into place. Bones are still growing, which allows us more options.

Most early orthodontics treatments are used in conjunction with more conventional treatments as well, such as braces. Call us today to learn more about available early orthodontic treatments or to schedule a
consultation for your child with our Cupertino orthodontics expert.

Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

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Many people probably associate orthodontic care and visits with teenagers and metal braces. Some may not realize that orthodontics is a distinct dental area specializing in fixing alignment issues involving the teeth and jaw. This problem is commonly referred to as poor bite or more medically, malocclusion. If your dentist or orthodontist alerts you to this problem, you may have a choice between immediate or later treatment, depending on the seriousness of your alignment issues.

Receiving orthodontic treatment can help you avoid later more serious dental issues like gum disease, tooth decay, or even tooth loss. Our orthodontists in Cupertino offer several orthodontic treatment options for adults. Braces are one of the most popular treatments, as they are able to both fill in teeth gaps and create more space for crowded teeth. Any teeth in strange positions can also be fixed with braces.

Apart from traditional metal braces, our orthodontists also offer ceramic braces. These braces involve ceramic brackets placed on the teeth, chosen to match the color of your natural teeth so as to be less apparent. Adults often do not desire the attention braces tend to attract. An even sleeker braces option is Invisalign. This treatment involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners that adjust your teeth gradually over time.

Call today to schedule a consultation with our Cupertino CA Invisalign expert for Invisalign or any other type of orthodontic treatment.