Are you unhappy with the appearance of crooked teeth? Do your teeth feel uncomfortable and have excessive wear in places? Are your teeth hard to clean or trap food? Braces and other orthodontic treatments can be used to straighten your teeth and give you an attractive, comfortable, and functional smile. And recent innovations in orthodontics mean that your smile can be straightened more discreetly, comfortably, and quickly than ever.
To talk to a dentist about your orthodontic options in person and get recommendations about the best procedure for you, please call 310-275-5325 or email Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD in Beverly Hills today. Our braces are just part of the suite of cosmetic dentistry options that we have to offer.
Invisalign is the latest evolution in orthodontic technology and offers numerous advantages over traditional braces while avoiding many of their side effects.
Invisalign treatment planning is computerized. This enables you to review your projected smile design, discuss how long treatment should take, consider options, and generally make a more informed decision.
As the name Invisalign implies, their most obvious advantage is they are completely transparent. This is particularly popular with adult patients who have their professional appearance to consider, but also with high schools students who have to cope with the stigma associated with metal braces.
The Invisalign aligner can be removed whenever you want—to eat, drink, or clean your teeth. In addition to being convenient, this eliminates any restriction on what foods you can eat, and facilitates proper dental hygiene.
The Invisalign aligner is graduated every two weeks as opposed to every six weeks with traditional braces. This means there is less additional force added per week, so much less pain.
After straightening or adjusting your teeth, a retainer is used to maintain their new position while roots and surrounding gums adjust the changes. Each retainer is custom-made of clear plastic and is worn every night at first (during the day too in extreme cases), with the frequency of use decreasing as teeth and gums settle into their new alignment.
Orthodontic braces are used to align teeth and adjust the bite. They can correct malocclusions (misalignment of teeth), underbites, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other conditions of the teeth and jaw.
There are a number of different options when choosing braces:
These are the widely used metal-wired braces (stainless steel) that have been in use for decades, and for a very good reason: they work really well.
Clear braces are similar to traditional metal braces but offer a cosmetic improvement by blending in with the natural color of the teeth to be less conspicuous.
Gold braces are primarily a choice for patients who are allergic to nickel (a component of stainless steel), but they may also be chosen for the cosmetic appeal of gold rather than silver-colored braces.
Where cosmetic appearance during treatment is a concern, lingual braces, while functioning in a similar way to traditional braces, are attached to the back of the teeth, thus making them invisible to the casual observer.
For people who are allergic to the nickel in stainless steel, titanium braces provide an excellent alternative.
Six Month Ortho takes the best science from traditional braces and modifies the treatment and materials to provide adults with an improved orthodontic option that is cosmetically superior and much easier to live with than traditional braces.
Cosmetically, the braces are tooth-colored and barely visible, and the treatment plan lasts on average just six months, making this a popular and budget friendly orthodontic option.
For additional information visit www.6monthsmiles.com
You don’t have to continue suffering with a smile that you’re ashamed to show off. Please contact Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD in Beverly Hills today for an appointment, and start the path to a straight smile.