Fullerton Dental Associates offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including:
More than four million Americans wear metal braces. These oral appliances use metal brackets, archwires, and rubber bands to place slight pressure on your teeth and alveolar bone. Over time, this pressure moves your teeth into the correct position, helping you achieve a vibrant, healthy smile.
Ceramic braces are very similar to metal braces. The only difference is that the brackets are made from ceramic instead of amalgam. Ceramic blends in with your tooth enamel, allowing for a discreet and effective treatment experience. It’s important to brush your ceramic braces regularly, or they’ll collect stains.
If you don’t want to wear brackets and wires on the front of your teeth, consider lingual braces. The Fullerton Dental Associates team bonds lingual braces to the back of your teeth. This allows you to receive orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing.
Clear aligners use custom-molded mouthpieces to place light pressure on your teeth. They’re made from FDA-approved thermoplastic and snap snugly into place. Clear aligners are unique in that you remove them while eating. That allows you to consume your favorite foods, including traditional braces no-nos like popcorn and chips.