We know you’ll agree that Los Angeles deserves an orthodontist that isn’t afraid to go back to basics and provide you with the tried and true power of braces. If you want to fix your bite and realign your smile, braces are the most durable option available, and their reliability is undisputed. Besides, coming to Smile Health Orthodontics also means getting in touch with the best orthodontist Los Angeles patients can find, so that’s just a winning combo.
TRADITIONAL METAL BRACES
Oh, the undeniable power of stainless steel. Trust us; healthcare services would go crazy without this resilient and reliable material. Orthodontics is no different, and we make it available to you in braces to ensure you can carry on with your life worry-free as your braces gradually fix your smile.
Small brackets go onto each tooth; we then connect them with an archwire and select a few rubber bands to secure the wire in place.
You just need a few adjustment visits at our office and maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment. Don’t worry, though; maneuvering around your brackets and wires isn’t as complicated as it may seem.
Patients of all ages and with any type of orthodontic problem can get conventional metal braces to fix their smiles.
CLEAR CERAMIC BRACES
The power of space exploration within our reach! You think we’re overreacting? Well, think twice. The ceramic composites we use today to provide you with a more discreet orthodontic treatment option are the result of careful engineering by NASA and the latter adoption of the orthodontic industry to give teenagers and adults a solution that wouldn’t draw the unwanted attention of prying eyes.
These braces are also an affordable option that patients of all ages can get to complete their treatment and achieve their dream smiles.
A word of caution, though. You will have to be a bit more careful about what you eat, as these brackets are not as durable as stainless steel. Still, you can still solve most orthodontic cases with this type of orthodontic appliance, so get in touch with our team to learn more about this solution and how you can get it at our practice.
HOW LONG WILL YOU HAVE TO WEAR BRACES
There’s no easy way to answer this, as treatment length varies from one patient to another. Average treatments with braces can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months. All this will depend on your dietary habits, personal conditions, compliance with professional guidelines, choice of appliance, and more.
We would definitely advise against some foods and drinks that could damage your braces and cause unwanted orthodontic emergencies, but even then, Dr. Solomon and her team will be on standby to help as soon as possible.
Don’t worry too much about how long this treatment takes. There’s no age limit, and the best time to start is now.
HOW MUCH ARE BRACES?
That’s another tricky question. Usually, your orthodontist will have to complete an initial consultation and work closely with you to determine how much your treatment will cost.
Please, keep in mind that your choice of appliance, that is, which materials you select, will also influence your treatment cost. On average, braces can range anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000.
You should also get in touch with our office to determine which treatment plan fits your budget best and ask about affordable payment plans.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dental braces are the most well-known orthodontic appliance that specialists can use to realign a patient’s teeth gradually and safely. Traditional metal braces are the most durable type, but there are alternatives that leverage advances in materials science and design innovations.
The best age to get braces is the teenage years when a patient’s teeth and bones are still growing. This period helps an orthodontist plan a more comfortable treatment plan. However, there’s no age limit for orthodontics.
Unfortunately, we cannot estimate a treatment cost without reviewing each patient’s circumstances. Even though there are average treatment costs, we cannot settle on a more accurate estimate without information on the severity of each patient’s case and their choice of treatment.
All patients should expect a level of discomfort as they begin their treatment. Likewise, every patient should be aware of the necessary changes in dietary habits and oral hygiene routines that are required to maintain treatment efficiency.
Rule number 1 is that you should not stop visiting your general dentist and that you have to continue brushing your teeth after every meal and floss your teeth at least once a day. Other rules include notes on what not to eat with braces or how to keep your orthodontic appliance clean.
The installation process is simple, but the work starts right away, and each patient will feel some tenderness and increased tooth sensitivity as their teeth start to move. This is completely normal and shouldn’t worry you at all.