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Teeth Straightening, Brea, California
As much as people don't want to admit it, appearance matters. Studies have shown that giving off a pleasant appearance has direct benefits in relationships, job opportunities, and virtually every aspect of social life. Your smile is a big part of this! Nobody wants to be known for having crooked or misaligned teeth, be it in the workplace, classroom, or at an important social gathering.
That's why Gold Coast Dental Brea, the best in the business, is here to offer its expertise regarding all of your concerns about teeth straightening. We rise above other orthodontists in the field. From metal braces to Invisalign to teeth retainers, our team of qualified professionals is armed with the best tools for the job -- and that job is to equip you with the ideal smile. We want you to approach life confidently and reap all its benefits!
Need to Maintain That Perfect Smile? Use A Retainer!
Keep your smile from losing its magic
Whether you've used metal braces or Invisalign, you will likely need to maintain the new straightness of your teeth with a retainer afterward. A retainer is an appliance that holds your teeth in place so that they don't shift in unwanted directions. After going through all the work of repositioning your teeth with braces, it's important to discipline yourself to wear your retainer in order to preserve the fruits of that effort! There are a few types of retainers on the market. The most common type of retainer, called a Hawley retainer, is a removable retainer made from metal wires and acrylic suited to the shape of your mouth based on a dental impression. Clear retainers have become increasingly popular over the years, and share many properties with Invisalign. They're not as durable as other retainers, but they're custom-fitted for the patient's
mouth and can be removed as needed. Another, less common type of retainer is called a fixed retainer. It is attached to the inner surface of the teeth with dental cement and helps maintain the straightness of one's teeth. However, because of the way they are placed, fixed retainers make it extremely difficult to floss one's teeth -- it's even hard for a dentist! Another drawback is that it can't be easily removed whenever you want; it requires a dentist to un-cement the retainer from your mouth. Retainers can be designed for the upper and lower arches of your mouth, based on your specific dental needs. Whatever type of retainer you may need, know that we're always here to offer guidance. Just give us a call at (562) 356-0948.
Achieve Perfection With Us
We won't stop until your smile has been perfected
You shouldn't have to live with crooked or misaligned teeth. You deserve to put forth your best self, all day, every day. We're here to help you do just that. At Gold Coast Dental Brea, we won't settle until we've given you the very best in dental treatment. Our caring and considerate staff is here to answer all the questions you may have about what it takes to have the perfect smile. Give us a call at (562) 356-0948, and you'll be exhibiting perfectly straight teeth in no time!
Metal Braces vs. Invisalign
The never-ending debate rages between the two
In the world of orthodontic braces, the two biggest contenders are traditional metal braces and clear braces like Invisalign. While they cost roughly the same, the experience of wearing them differs significantly. Here are a few ways that these types of braces compare... Metal braces involve brackets that are cemented to your teeth and held together by wires. These brackets and wires apply just enough force to move your teeth into their ideal position over time. Visually speaking, they're obvious and difficult to conceal when in social situations. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are a series of flexible plastic trays. These trays slightly differ from each other as each new one progresses the wearer's teeth closer to their ideal
positioning. The aligners, when worn, look almost invisible and are easy to conceal in social situations. The only exception to this is in instances where the dentist determines that the patient requires attachments to use Invisalign. While the attachments are clear, they are bonded to the front of teeth and will be more evident to the onlooker. Wearing bracket braces restricts the kinds of foods you can eat. The list is long and includes crunchy cookies, hard candies, popcorn, and corn on the cob, to name a few. This is because these types of foods can get caught within the brackets and prove challenging to remove. With Invisalign, you can simply remove the clear aligners and eat anything you want,
provided you brush and floss your teeth afterward. This brings us to the next point: removing the clear aligners. Metal braces stay on your teeth until it is time to have them removed. There is no discipline required to make sure you're wearing them because you can't just pop them out like you can with Invisalign. With Invisalign, the wearer must make sure that the aligners are worn 22 hours a day. The aligners can be removed for certain occasions, like eating, interviews, or speeches. Still, they require diligence and commitment to wear for the duration that is needed. Ultimately, the decision to go with metal braces or Invisalign is up to you. Both choices have their pros and cons.
At what age should you get braces?
There's no maximum age for getting dental braces. If you feel you are ready, then you are ready. That said, many orthodontists believe that kids should see an orthodontist when their permanent teeth start coming in, around age seven.
How long do you normally have to wear braces?
The amount of time you need to wear your braces varies greatly and can range from anywhere between six months to a few years.
How do I know I need braces?
Many factors contribute to the need for braces. Some of them include overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, missing teeth, misaligned jaw, and tooth formation problems, to name a few.
Can you kiss with Invisalign?
Yes. Not only can you kiss, but your partner is unlikely to know that you're wearing invisible braces because they fit so closely to your teeth!
Can you drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?
Generally, no. Even if the alcohol is a clear liquid, it's too harsh for clear aligners and can stain them. It is best advised to remove your aligners before drinking alcohol.
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces, unlike traditional braces, attach to the back of your teeth, where your tongue rests against them. They function like conventional metal braces but are concealed from view when you smile.
Are ceramic braces better than metal braces?
It depends on your point of view. Ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces, but they're more expensive and may stain. They're also slightly less durable than metal braces.
Do braces give you bad breath?
Teeth braces make it easier for food to get stuck in the spaces surrounding the teeth. If the food stays there, bacteria can emerge and cause bad breath. Take care to brush and floss regularly, and to show up for cleanings.
Do braces make your lips bigger?
If you have an overbite, then braces may contribute to a subtle change in your lips' appearance. Of course, it will be most noticeable to you, as we are often our own worst critics.
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