Braces are the tried-and-true orthodontic treatment and remain the most common orthodontic treatment available today. Braces are a system of metal brackets and wires attached to the front surfaces of your teeth. These brackets and wires are made of stainless steel and apply gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth into the correct positions. Thanks to advances in orthodontics and dental technology, braces are more comfortable and effective than ever before. There are also several types of braces available, including ceramic (tooth-colored) braces that blend in with your teeth for a more discreet treatment.
Braces are commonly used to treat a number of problems, including:
- Bad bites (crossbites, open bites, underbites, overbites, etc.)
- Misaligned teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded or crooked teeth
You will need to visit Arrowhead Family Dentistry regularly throughout your treatment to ensure that your smile is progressing properly and that your braces are adjusted correctly. You may also experience an orthodontic emergency and need to visit our office to have a bracket repaired or another problem corrected. Orthodontic treatment with braces typically takes 18 to 30 months.
When you receive braces, our orthodontist and team will provide you with instructions on the best ways to take care of your teeth and oral health while wearing braces.
We invite you to call us at 909-889-3300 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Moadel and learn more about braces in San Bernardino, California.