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Metal braces are one of the most effective tools we have for giving you the best possible tooth and jaw alignment. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Huntington Beach area, the team at Surf City Smiles is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Huntington Beach and surrounding communities. We’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including classic metal braces and ceramic braces.
Our team will collect digital X-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before putting your braces on. Our orthodontist, Dr. Chuck Carlson, will then use this data to determine how your brackets will be placed. She will formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs, which will include information about the movements each tooth needs to make in order to achieve the best position.
A wire is inserted through the brackets provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise movements of the teeth. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around its root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where the bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure slowly moves teeth into the correct position.
Since remodeling requires constant pressure on a tooth, teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time once your braces are removed if you don’t wear a retainer. Regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions!
The strength, durability, and affordability of classic metal braces are a big part of why they’ve remained the top orthodontic treatment year after year. We offer fantastic treatment options that can correct a variety of simple and complex oral issues. Braces continually get better and better. Classic metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time, while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. Metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires and are generally constructed with high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and also more fun than ever – you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment!
Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and your life! At Surf City Smiles, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Chuck Carlson, and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, Dr. Carlson will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!