in Long Beach
What Are Braces?
Dental braces are tools orthodontists use to correct teeth that grow in with gaps, overlaps, or at an unusual angle. Braces typically consist of brackets, metal wires, and or transparent aligners. Patients, both young and old, benefit by having an even bite and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. They work by gradually bringing your teeth into alignment, which can improve both the appearance and function of your teeth.
How Long Do Braces Take to Work?
It depends on the individual and what corrections are needed. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, some people finish treatment in under 12 months, while others may need as long as three years. Be sure to stay consistent with your orthodontic’s recommendations for maintaining your braces and with your appointments. Doing so can minimize the treatment time and deliver better results in the long run. Some patients may need a retainer after their braces treatment is over, allowing them to maintain their results.
Benefits of Braces
- Aligned teeth are easier to clean
- See a brighter, more balanced smile
- Improved dental health overall
- Can improve even severely misaligned teeth
- Consistent results that can last a lifetime
Are Braces Right For Me?
Below are some signs that braces may be the right choice for you:
- You want to make it easier to maintain healthy oral hygiene
- You want to have a more balanced smile that improves confidence
- You have a complex correction plan for more severe misalignment.
- You like less daily maintenance of your choice of orthodontics.
- You want to ensure your treatment has the highest chance of finishing on schedule.
Do Braces Hurt?
There are a lot of nuances to braces and the discomfort your might experience. There is a period when your teeth need to get used to having the braces, similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes. It might be uncomfortable or slightly painful for the first few days after getting braces. However, by the end of the first week, your teeth will likely adjust to braces. You might feel a day of discomfort after our orthodontists readjust your braces, but it won’t be as big of an adjustment as the first time.
Is It Time to Embrace the Brace?
Whether you’ve had braces before or it’s your first time, Innovative Smiles Long Beach is here to help. Our experienced orthodontists will help you find the best solution for your smile and oral health. Braces can be an ideal way for patients to bring their teeth into alignment, allowing for a healthier and better-looking smile all at once. So call our office today or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The sooner you start braces, the sooner you can enjoy a healthier, brighter, and more confident smile. We encourage you to contact our office today by filling out our online form or calling us to schedule your consultation to see if braces at our Long Beach office are your solution. We look forward to doing our part in bringing out the best in your smile.