Los Angeles and Santa Monica orthodontist Dr. Bruce Edward King believes a healthy smile also impacts many other aspects of your lives.
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Inherited orthodontic problems: crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth, among other irregularities of the jaws, teeth and face.
Acquired orthodontic problems:accidents, thumb, finger or dummy sucking, airway obstruction by tonsils and adenoids, dental disease or premature loss of primary or permanent teeth.
In both cases not only alignment of the teeth but also facial development and appearance as well are affected.
Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today’s braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look ‘metallic.’ In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won’t stain or discolor over long periods of time. An orthodontist can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. Thy are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.