orthodonticsOrthodontics encompass a variety of treatments intended to correct irregularities of the teeth and jaws. In addition to braces, orthodontics include appliances that move the jaws forward and widen the palate. A number of orthodontic options are available to modern patients, who may be eligible for more discreet braces depending on their treatment requirements. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the appearance of recipients but also boosts their resistance against several oral health problems, including cavities and periodontitis. Here is more about how orthodontics work and the advantages of invisible braces from our West Hollywood orthodontics expert.

Orthodontic treatment works by slowly increasing pressure placed on the teeth in order to adjust their positions. Treatment is planned on an individual basis to address unique requirements with one or more types of orthodontics. While some patients may qualify to receive more than one type of braces, other patients may benefit most from one particular treatment. Restorative care, such as fillings, may be recommended by our expert in orthodontics in West Hollywood before orthodontic treatment begins if existing damage could potentially interfere with the corrective process.

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Invisalign is a clear form of braces that works differently from traditional metal braces. Composed of sturdy plastic aligners that patients wear over their teeth, Invisalign treatment works with a succession of aligners that are worn for periods of weeks. Key advantages of Invisalign include excellent discretion, increased comfort and better support for oral health thanks to the ability to remove the aligners before brushing and flossing. A majority of adults who visit our West Hollywood orthodontics expert are eligible to receive Invisalign, which generally takes between one and two years to straighten teeth.

After having their teeth corrected, patients must temporarily wear clear plastic mouthpieces called retainers for a set number of hours each day. The brilliance of a newly corrected smile is best maintained with daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to our expert in orthodontics in West Hollywood. To learn more about orthodontic treatment and candidacy requirements, patients can schedule a consultation with our West Hollywood dentist.