Improve Your Smile Today With The Top Orthodontist In Orange, CA!
The Most Skilled Orthodontist In Orange, CA
Teeth Straightening, Orange, California
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. So why not make sure that your smile is the best it can be? If you need teeth straightening, you've come to the right place. At Gold Coast Dental Orange, we have the skills and tools to get you looking your best.
We stand out from other orthodontists in our talent, know-how, and chairside manner. From clear braces to metal braces to retainers, we have it all. If you're ready to get your teeth straightened, just give us a call at (657) 888-9011!
Which Retainer Is Best For You?
A close look at these useful appliances
The most common retainer of them all, the Hawley retainer is a removable teeth retainer made from acrylic and metal wires, molded to the shape of your mouth via a dental impression. The convenience of this kind of retainer contributes to its popularity.
This type of retainer attaches to the inner surface of the teeth with dental cement, and helps hold the teeth in a straight position. However, once a fixed retainer has been set, it cannot be removed. It can be a valuable asset, but requires a large commitment.
While not as durable as other retainers, clear retainers have grown in popularity over the years because of their Invisalign-like aesthetic properties. They're custom-fitted to accommodate the shape of your mouth.
Metal Braces Vs. Ceramic Braces
Two traditional options duke it out
You may be wondering what types of braces are the best to wear. The age-old rivalry between classic metal braces and clearer ceramic braces continues here: Ceramic braces are often considered the more aesthetic option versus metal braces because they more easily blend in with one's teeth. There are translucent ceramic braces and white, tooth-colored ceramic braces available. For those who want a more discreet option, but don't want to wear clear aligners like Invisalign, then ceramic braces are a good choice. The only drawback is that the bonding glue and rubber bands that connect the teeth braces may change color if you don't take good care of them.
On the other hand, metal braces are sturdier than ceramic braces. If you play rough sports regularly, metal braces are less likely to chip or crack like ceramic braces do. You'll also find that metal braces are often less expensive than ceramic braces, and don't take quite as long to correct one's teeth as ceramic braces. For those who want to feel more confident in social and professional situations, ceramic braces are subtler and may be the best bet. For those who play sports or want to see a faster turnaround time, metal braces may be the better option. We offer both types of orthodontic braces, so if you feel like you could benefit from either, don't hesitate to contact us!
Always Here When You Need Us
Our dental offices are open for all your teeth straightening needs
At Gold Coast Dental Orange, we don't believe in second best. Our first-rate teeth straightening services include metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign and retainers, and our reputable and accomplished team of dental professionals are ready to help you with any and all of these options. We pride ourselves in offering the best dental service you can find in Orange. Don't put off straightening your teeth any longer. We're ready to help. Call us at (657) 888-9011 to get started on your brand new smile!
How do I know if I need dental braces?
There are a wide variety of situations that could lead to someone requiring braces. One could suffer from an overbite, an underbite, crooked teeth, missing teeth, jaw problems, and tooth formation problems, for instance. Give us a call if you think you may need braces. We'd love to get you in for a consultation.
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces are like traditional metal braces, except they attach to the back of your teeth rather than your front. They have the same function of conventional braces, except the bracket braces are concealed from view when you smile.
At what age should I get braces?
You're never too old for braces. Many patients make the decision to get braces when they're advanced in years, and are better for it. It is, however, advised that children first see an orthodontist at around age seven, when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. The earlier you can correct your smile, the better!
How long do I need to wear braces?
The length of time you need to wear braces depends on a number of factors, including the amount of tooth rotation required, the number of teeth that require correction, and whether any other factors, like gum disease, are interfering with treatment. Typically, it takes about six months to a couple years for braces to achieve their full effect.
Are there any other benefits to braces?
Besides correcting your smile on a cosmetic level, braces will correct your bite as well. This makes it easier to clean your mouth. You'll experience a lower chance of gingivitis, fewer cavities, less jaw pain, and less pain when you chew foods.
Have braces improved over the years?
There are many advances in dental technology that have allowed braces to improve. Clear aligners like Invisalign exist as subtler alternatives to metal braces. Metal brackets themselves are much smaller than they used to be, and new heat-activated wires can move teeth with less pain and faster results.
What is Phase I and Phase II treatment?
Phase I treatment refers to all the orthodontic treatment that a child receives before getting all their permanent teeth. This usually includes the age range 7-10. Phase I is responsible for all the initial structural corrections that are best handled at an early age, and make Phase II easier. Phase II involves getting braces.
How do I take care of my braces?
It is always advisable to brush twice a day and floss once a day and to brush after every meal. You may want to avoid smoking if you have ceramic braces, as they may stain. Also, make sure you come in for regular cleanings and examinations. If you're wearing clear aligners like Invisalign, make sure you clean the appliance routinely.
Are there any roadblocks with Invisalign?
Invisalign should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day, but because it is removable, it is easy for someone to not wear their aligners enough or forget to wear their aligners. Diligent adherence to the process is key. If the aligners aren't constantly being worn, the lack of progress will be notable upon the next dental visit.
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