Braces Elk GroveWould you like to have straighter teeth and a nicer smile?

Braces are orthodontic devices that straighten teeth and correct improper bites. Braces work by gently applying continuous pressure to your teeth over a period of time (typically 6 to 30 months) to gradually move them into their ideal positions.

We’ve all seen people who cover their mouths when they laugh because they’re unhappy with their smile. This doesn’t have to be you or your child!

About Braces

Braces are used to straighten teeth, correct improper bites (overbites, underbites, crossbites, etc.), and ultimately, improve people’s appearance and dental health. These devices typically consist of small metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the front surface of the teeth and then attached to flexible metal wires (called archwires). Braces work by gently applying continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time to gradually move them into the ideal position. After braces are taken off, removable retainers are typically worn to make sure that teeth don’t return back to their original positions.

The Latest Styles

Nobody wants to be self-conscious while waiting to achieve the perfect smile. Because of this, Prestige Dental offers the latest techniques in creating beautiful smiles, including traditional braces in a variety of colors like silver, gold and clear (tooth color). For those whose teeth don’t require much straightening, we also offer Invisalign clear braces, which are less noticeable than traditional braces.

Better Dental Health

Braces do more than give you a better smile – they’re also very important to your overall dental health. If left untreated, orthodontic problems like crooked and crowded teeth can progressively worsen. Crooked teeth are also difficult to clean and maintain, which can lead to toothaches, tooth decay, and cavities. On the other hand, straight teeth help people bite and chew more effectively and can lead to better oral health.

When To Start Braces Treatment

In most cases, adults with alignment problems can benefit from braces immediately. For children, treatment typically starts after most of their permanent teeth have come in (usually around the age of 12 or 13). However, our orthodontists recommend an initial orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7 to identify and treat any early problems that may already exist. Early identification of certain problems can simplify or even eliminate the need for full orthodontic treatment at a later age.

Interested in braces for you or your child? Contact Prestige Dental to make an orthodontist appointment.