When your teeth are aligned, it is better for your oral health in that it helps you maintain a healthier smile. With straight teeth, you can floss and brush more effectively. When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it is harder to keep them clean and free of bacteria. Braces can give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted and your teeth will become easier to keep healthy as time goes on.
Traditional metal braces have come a long way. With the metal brackets being thinner and lighter than ever before, traditional braces are no longer as bulky and uncomfortable as they once were!
How do traditional braces work?
Small brackets are attached to the front of each tooth and arch wires are attached to the brackets to guide the alignment of the teeth. As your teeth slowly move, the wires are adjusted to keep the teeth going in the right direction. Your teeth will slowly and steadily move into place until they are straight. Once they are aligned, your doctor will remove the braces and give you a retainer to wear to keep the teeth from shifting. When you come in for your first visit, your doctor can help determine how long the straightening process will take.
If you are in search of traditional braces in Balboa, CA, call our office today. Your desire for straight teeth can end by taking the first step towards a beautiful smile!