Omni Dental Specialty
General Dentistry and Orthodontics located in Oxnard, CA
There’s a reason that braces have been the go-to orthodontic system for decades: they work. Omni Dental Specialty in Oxnard, California, helps its patients achieve straighter and healthier smiles with braces that are efficient and effective. To learn more about how Omni Dental Specialty can improve your smile with braces, schedule your free consultation today by calling the office or booking online. Affordable Braces for all ages- We approve everyone for financing.
Braces Q & A
What are braces?
Braces are a classic orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth and bites that are crooked or misaligned.
Braces are composed of bands, wires, and brackets. The brackets are bonded to the front portion of your tooth, and the archwire is threaded through the brackets. Then the bands a wrap around the brackets to keep the archwire in place. Tightening the archwire exerts pressure on your teeth, which gradually moves them into a straighter position over a period of time.
Your braces will need to be adjusted periodically while your teeth move into place. You’ll typically come into Omni Dental Specialty for this procedure every month. Depending on where your teeth are starting upon treatment, straightening teeth with braces can either take as little as a few months, or as long as a few years.
What conditions do braces fix?
Braces are an effective treatment for correcting:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked or overcrowded teeth
- Underbites, where the front teeth bite down behind the lower teeth
- Overbites, where the upper front teeth come out too far over the lower teeth
- Other jaw misalignments that create an uneven bite
Many people also choose braces as a cosmetic treatment to improve their smile by straightening generally uneven teeth.
Why should I get braces?
Straightening out misaligned teeth and jaws can have a number of benefits for your oral health, such as:
- Easier-to-clean teeth, thus reducing your risk of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease
- More evenly distributed force when you bite down, reducing the wear and tear on your teeth
- Improved ability to speak properly
Braces can also improve the appearance of your smile, which can boost confidence and increase self-esteem.
When should I get braces?
Omni Dental Specialty recommends having a consultation for braces when your child’s final baby teeth are loose. At this stage, your child’s teeth and jaw are still growing, and braces can be a helpful tool to treat complex problems. By starting and completing treatment in your child's early jaw and facial development, your orthodontist can help to achieve better harmony between the function, aesthetics, and overall health of your child’s smile.
To learn more about how braces can improve your smile, schedule an appointment with Omni Dental Specialty today by calling the office or booking a visit online.