How Braces Work to Straighten Your Teeth
By Pacific Dental Care
May 06, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentist
Tags: Braces  

Have you ever wondered how braces realign your teeth? Whether you have crooked teeth, large spaces between teeth, or a bite problem, bracesyour Pacific Dental Care orthodontists offer braces that can improve your smile! Read on to learn how their offices in Rosamond, Lancaster, West Palmdale, and East Palmdale, CA, can improve your alignment!

 

Pressure is the key

The roots of your teeth are connected to your jawbone with fibrous connective tissues called periodontal ligaments. The ligaments have a little give to them, which allows your teeth to gradually reposition themselves if they receive constant pressure from braces.

If you choose metal or ceramic braces, your orthodontists in Rosamond, Lancaster, West Palmdale or East Palmdale will attach brackets to your teeth with dental cement before threading metal wires through them. You'll then visit the office approximately every four to six weeks for adjustments to the tension of the wires.

Lingual braces, which are attached to the backs of teeth, also use the wire and bracket method.

Clear aligner trays, the newest orthodontic option, use a different approach. With this treatment, you will receive a series of aligner trays, each of which will be worn for about two weeks. No adjustments are needed with clear aligners. Your trays exert constant, gentle pressure on your teeth and are designed to accomplish specific straightening goals. Additionally, unlike metal and ceramic braces, you can remove your clear aligners when you eat, brush and floss, or play sports. However, the trays must still be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.

 

Interested in treatment? Give us a call!

Schedule an appointment with your Pacific Dental Care orthodontist by calling (661) 256-2500 for the Rosamond, CA, office, (661) 267-5700 for the West Palmdale, CA, office, (661) 948-8187 for the Lancaster office, or (661) 285-8600 for the East Palmdale, CA, office.

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