Article written by Elite Dental Group.
If you are considering straightening your teeth it is best to speak to an orthodontist who can examine your teeth and offer the best possible option according to your specific case. An orthodontist will use dental braces, dental aligners, and teeth retainers to improve alignment.
Braces involve several dental visits and can vary in terms of price and length of treatment. There are four main types of braces which include metal braces, ceramic, lingual, and clear aligners. Metal braces are the most affordable and can fix most alignment issues, but they are cosmetically poor. Aligners are the best option for those who have mild to moderate misalignment and prefer a discreet option.
Often an orthodontist will take an impression to understand how a person’s teeth and jaws are formed. When a person is fitted with braces they will feel pressure on their teeth, followed by jaw and soft tissue soreness. This is common for a few weeks after the fitting.
Although most people may prefer aligners for their discreetness, only an orthodontist can suggest the best form of braces to realign a patient’s teeth. For children, it is best to opt for fixed braces as it ensures that they will wear their braces for the entire day. The longer the braces are worn the quicker the results will be. After using any form of dental brace, patients will need to use a retainer to ensure their teeth stay in place for a few months to a year.
Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services using modern dentistry procedures which are non-invasive. If you are looking for tooth whitening in Glendale or oral surgery in Glendale call for an appointment.