Are you an adult in Burlingame with crooked teeth?
Perhaps you are not familiar with the latest types of braces. Here is a quick rundown.
If you don’t want the whole world to know you are wearing braces, ‘behind the teeth’ or lingual braces may be a good option.
So-called ‘invisible braces’ work great for individuals of all ages. Braces can be offered in a ceramic version which is also less visible than metal braces. These are often called ‘clear braces.’
Invisalign, Damon, and iBraces are some of the trade names of proprietary orthodontic systems used in the California dental community.
Once the orthodontia patient has completed treatment, he or she needs to wear a retainer to keep those pretty teeth in line. The traditional Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in either the upper or lower part of the mouth.
Clear retainers are also popular with orthodontists and their patients. They fit the teeth like a transparent glove without the need for hardware. Some patients believe clear retainers are more comfortable than other types.
If you want more beautiful teeth, come into Burlingame Smile Studio in Burlingame and discuss your goals with April Lee, DDS. Doctor Lee will examine your teeth and recommend the most effective system for you.