Braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that has been used for decades to correct jaw problems, bite issues, and crooked or crowded teeth. You may need braces if you have an overbite, an underbite, a crossbite, crooked teeth, crowded teeth or gapped teeth. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in metal braces in Glendale, can help you decide if braces are right for you.
With orthodontic treatment, your teeth can be straightened and your bite aligned. This can make it easier to talk and eat, but it can also make you feel more confident when you smile. If Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in metal braces in Glendale, determines you are a candidate for braces, you will probably be in treatment from 12 to 24 months, but treatment can be longer for some more complex needs. Braces consist of bands that act as anchors for the archwires, which are attached to individual teeth using brackets.
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Once Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale metal braces expert, applies the braces to your teeth, you will be well on your way to a healthier smile. The wire of the braces will apply pressure to your teeth, and periodic adjustments will maintain the proper amount of pressure needed to move the teeth over the course of treatment. As the teeth move, the bones and ligaments that support them will adjust.
During your treatment, you can keep your teeth strong and healthy by maintaining good dental hygiene. Braces offer bacteria more hiding places, which means you will need to be scrupulous about your brushing and flossing. Brush and floss after each meal to remove any plaque or debris. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale metal braces expert, will explain the best brushing and flossing techniques to meet your needs. You may also need to avoid certain foods that could damage your braces. Whole apples, raw carrots, some nuts, popcorn and gum could all be problematic.
Braces can give you a straight smile and a healthier smile. They can improve the way you look, feel, speak and eat. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale dentist.