If you feel that your teeth are misaligned, it might be time to get dental braces. But if you are not too familiar with the procedure, here is more information about it. The purpose of dental braces is to straighten out crooked teeth, overbite or underbite. When you meet with Oasis Dental in Rancho Cucamonga California to discuss getting braces, we will perform a basic exam, ask about current conditions you have, and take photos of your teeth for examination. From there we’ll discuss the best treatment plan. When you wear braces, they work to make teeth straighter.
Here is the process of applying dental braces to the teeth.
We start by thoroughly cleaning your teeth then we place bonding glue across the teeth. Once this step is complete, the brackets are placed on the teeth and then wires are used to keep the braces on your teeth. The last step occurs when we add elastic bands to keep the wire and braces secure. Your mouth will experience some pain after the procedure but should cease after a few days. During this time you should eat soft foods.
Another type of dental braces is Invisalign.
These clear retainers will still straighten your teeth but you don’t have to look as if you’re wearing them. When you visit us to discuss Invisalign, we will use a scanner to capture images of your teeth. We will then create a treatment plan and begin the process. In no time you will have a healthier smile.
Here are some of the main benefits of dental braces aside from the straightening of misaligned teeth. Braces reduce gum disease because misaligned teeth leads to tight spaces where food particles build up in the gums. This causes plaque that lead to gum disease. Braces also improve your speech. Overall, dental braces do wonders for your oral health.