What are Orthodontic Braces?
Orthodontic braces involve a system that applies pressure to the teeth to straighten then. There are many different types of braces, from traditional metal options to clear aligner trays. Depending on your unique orthodontic needs, we can help to determine the right type of treatment for you. Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial for both pediatric and adult patients.
Why would you need Orthodontic Braces?
You may need orthodontic braces because you have overcrowded or crooked teeth. For adults, you may not feel confident in your smile and are looking to make a change. Children and teens often need orthodontic treatment because of crowding and malocclusion problems like over bites, under bites and open bites. To determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you, you’ll need to have a consultation with Dr. Chien.
What makes you a candidate for Orthodontic Braces?
Most patients who want orthodontic treatment can easily and effectively benefit from the work being done. In some cases, orthodontic treatment can take as little as six months to complete. Children as well as adults are good candidates for treatments, since there are many different treatment options available. We are here to help you choose the treatment that is right for you.
What can you expect with treatment using Orthodontic Braces?
You will first come in for a consultation with Dr. Chien. An exam is done as well as x-rays and impressions taken of your mouth. A treatment plan is established and you will be given information on which orthodontic option is right for you. The consultation is the best time for you to ask questions you may have regarding treatment. For any type of braces, you need to come into the office regularly to have the wires tightened or new aligner trays made for you. Most patients have to wear braces for at least a year before they begin to achieve their desired results.
If you are interested in orthodontic braces or have a child who may need braces, call our office today and our helpful staff members can better assist you.