Costa Mesa Braces
Costa Mesa braces are an excellent orthodontic option for correcting oral issues ranging from simple to complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making them a cost-effective choice for patients on a budget.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient tools we have for straightening teeth. We will attach metal or ceramic brackets to the teeth, then connect them by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components gently apply pressure that gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions.
Costa Mesa Invisalign
Instead of brackets and bands, the Costa Mesa Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A consultation with Surf City Smiles will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is virtually invisible. The trays are designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep teeth moving in the right direction. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment so they can do their job. If you don’t wear the aligners as directed it can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Costa Mesa Braces and Invisalign: customized treatment for you
At Surf City Smiles, our skilled doctor and staff work hard to provide customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit one of our offices for your initial consultation, you’ll find that we put a lot of focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and face shape. Using these as the basis for your treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
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