Improve your Smile and Oral Health with Orthodontics
At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, California, we see patients every day who would smile more confidently if only they had straight teeth; that’s why we offer a variety of braces options. Having straight teeth is about more than an aesthetically pleasing smile. Straight teeth are more straightforward to brush and floss, which reduces the risk of tooth decay and improves oral health. Below, we’ll explain two types of dental braces we offer and how they can benefit your smile.
Traditional braces are a series of metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that have been used for decades to straighten teeth. The concept of conventional braces is straightforward. The continuous pressure of the braces on the teeth slowly moves them into the proper position. The brackets (small metal squares) are bonded directly onto the front of the teeth. Arch wires are attached to the brackets and do most of the work, guiding the movement of the teeth. Rubber bands can be attached to the brackets in various positions to help move the teeth. Once the brackets and wires are in place, you will return to the office approximately every 4-6 weeks for the wires to be tightened.
Invisalign is an alternative treatment to traditional braces. Invisalign works through a series of clear aligner trays. The trays are custom designed for the unique movement of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn for 20-22 hours each day and removed only for eating and oral hygiene. Around every two weeks, you will swap the trays for a new set. Invisalign can be used on adults and teens as a comfortable, discreet way to straighten teeth.
Oral Hygiene and Dental Braces
Regardless of your choice, paying attention to your oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is important. That means brushing and flossing daily and maintaining routine examinations and cleanings to prevent decay during treatment.
Book Your Dental Braces Consultation Today
A straighter smile can equal a healthier, more attractive smile. If you have crooked teeth, we invite you to book a consultation with Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, CA, today. During this appointment, we’ll examine your teeth, discuss the different dental braces options, and help you determine which straightening method suits you. Give us a call at (818) 918-5533.