People suffering from malocclusion, or teeth and jaw misalignment, not only affect a person’s appearance but their dental function. American Bright Dental is dedicated to helping patients achieve a straight and beautiful smile using orthodontic appliances. Visit our dental practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ana Collantes for orthodontic care in Lancaster.
Improving Your Smile’s Health and Function
Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth are detrimental to an individual’s smile. In addition to making teeth look out of place, misalignment causes the entire smile to wear down unevenly. Braces and other appliances improve a patient’s appearance and dental function. Teeth fit together seamlessly and look more attractive when straightened.
The benefits of orthodontics include:
- Better Dental Function
- Improved Appearance
- Easier Hygiene Routine
- Even Wear on Teeth
Braces offer a comprehensive way to address misalignment, including cases of overbite, underbite, teeth that are turned, and other issues related to dental development.
This treatment uses a set of brackets and wires placed over teeth that slowly shift teeth into an ideal position for optimal function and a better-looking appearance. Treatment time varies depending on the individual’s severity of misalignment, but can range from one to two years.
After treatment, patients wear a retainer to maintain the new position and allow the newly aligned skeletal structure to stay permanent.
Preparing You for a Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles in LA County
Early orthodontic intervention, from age seven to 11, can be essential to treat dental issues before they occur. Teeth misalignment make it greater susceptible for individuals to develop gum disease. We provide preliminary procedures prior to administering braces to prepare children for orthodontics in the future. Palatal expanders, space maintainers, and retainers can guide dental growth to ensure teeth are the best position for minimal intervention with full orthodontics later on.
Receiving orthodontic treatment can save young patients from requiring treatment in the future. Since teeth work better and are easily cleaned after completing their first round of care, those that have received treatment typically experience fewer cases of decay and uneven gum recession.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Consolation with American Bright Dental
Our dental practice is dedicated to helping you achieve your most beautiful smile yet. Call American Bright Dental in Lancaster and schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Ana Collantes to determine if braces are right for you.