ORTHODONTICS at Daniel Tebbi DMD Cosmetic Dentistry And Orthodontics, Encino California 91436
Orthodontics deals with the alignment of the teeth. Malocclusion is one of the most common oral conditions that affect individuals belonging to all age groups. Millions of people are diagnosed with malocclusion, every year, making it a prominent concern related to facial aesthetics.
Some of the prominent orthodontic appliances are metal braces, clear braces, Damon braces, Invisalign, retainers, etc. We would conduct a thorough diagnosis and determine the best treatment option for you. Entrust your oral health and aesthetics to us and we’ll make sure you get the best smile possible.
Conventional dental braces are made from metal brackets and wires. The brackets are placed on the individual teeth and the wires are run through them. The ends of the wires are fastened around the molars to give them the necessary anchorage. They would be tightened or loosened to alter the pressure applied on the teeth.
Clear braces are made from plastic brackets and wires that are either transparent or tooth-colored. Sometimes, ceramic brackets may also be used instead of the plastic ones. They would be less apparent compared to metal braces, but equally effective.
Damon braces are self-ligating orthodontic appliances. They are composed of sliding brackets that allow free movement of the wires. The wires are referred to as ‘shape-memory’ wires as they retain their shape perfectly and prevent the excessive pressure applied on the teeth. The sliding movement of the wires reduce discomfort significantly and makes the procedure quick and effective.
Invisalign is a clear aligner that is made from dental grade plastic material. It looks pretty much like a mouth guard. The aligner is removable, meaning, you can take it off whenever you have to eat food or brush your teeth. The aligners are near invisible, which helps you stay away from the embarrassment of revealing your orthodontic treatment.
Call us at (818) 789-2034 or schedule an appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Daniel Tebbi at our practice in Encino, CA.