More than 4 million Americans wear braces, and about a quarter of them are adults. At Queens Dental Group in West Covina, California, general and cosmetic dentists AJ Suchak, DDS, Om Suchak, DDS, and their team offer treatment with braces to people of all ages. Once placed, braces can align your teeth and jaw, improving your oral health. Call the Los Angeles-area practice or book online to make a braces appointment today.
Braces are an orthodontic treatment designed to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
During treatment, the team at Queens Dental Group bonds a series of metal brackets to the front or back of your permanent teeth. Then, they run archwires through the brackets and attach small rubber bands. The wires and rubber bands place mild pressure on the brackets, slowly but surely moving your teeth and jaw into the optimal position.
At Queens Dental Group, the team uses braces to correct various alignment problems, including:
You might also benefit from braces if you have a bite abnormality, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
At Queens Dental Group, the team offers several types of braces, including:
Metal braces have helped straighten teeth for decades. They feature metal brackets that your Queens Dental Group provider bonds to the front of your teeth.
Ceramic braces are like metal braces, in that they’re bonded to the front of your teeth. The difference is that the brackets are made of ceramic, a material that blends in with your tooth enamel.
Lingual braces are identical to metal braces. The difference is that your Queens Dental Group provider bonds the brackets to the back of your teeth instead of the front. Lingual braces enable you to undergo orthodontic treatment without anyone else knowing.
Queens Dental Group also offers Invisalign®, which are custom-made clear aligners that are removable and less noticeable.
Orthodontic treatment with braces typically takes between 12-18 months*, but it may take longer. To ensure the process goes smoothly, attend each of your regularly scheduled checkups and follow your provider’s instructions carefully.
The type of braces that will most benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, the alignment problems treated, and your budget. After an oral exam, a discussion of your goals, and a review of your dental records, the team can make recommendations that fit with your needs.
Call Queens Dental Group and request a braces appointment or book online today.
*Individual results may vary.