Traditional Orthodontics – Danville, CA

Get a Straight Smile Without the Struggle!

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A crooked smile can make life really difficult, especially for a teen. Being unhappy with their smile can sap their confidence, which is especially hard at an age where building healthy self-esteem is key. Moreover, misaligned teeth can present difficulties in dental hygiene that can lead to serious oral health problems.

Good thing for those near Danville, the team here at Main Street Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can help your child get a straight smile without the struggle! With traditional orthodontics, they can get the smile they’ve always wanted with no hassle whatsoever. If that sounds appealing, schedule an appointment with us and we’ll talk it over with you at a consultation.

Why Choose Main Street Pediatric Dentistry for Traditional Orthodontics?

  • Fun, Comfortable Dental Office to Make You Feel at Home
  • Digital Imaging System for Mess-Free Impressions
  • Compassionate and Friendly Dental Team

How Do Traditional Orthodontics Work?

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Traditional braces gently move the teeth into alignment over the course of around 18-24 months. They do this via a system of brackets connected by a thin wire, one that is progressively tightened every few six to eight weeks until the smile is in perfect alignment. By the end of the treatment, even severely misaligned teeth will have been pulled into position, giving your child the teeth smile they’ve always dreamed of!

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

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While simple in concept, wire-and-bracket braces can be used to address any of a number of issues with the teeth. That said, we’ll need to meet your child in person before we can determine for sure whether this treatment is right for them. Until then, here’s an idea of some of the most common orthodontic issues braces can deal with:

Bite Misalignment

Someone with a crossbite

Overbites, underbites, and crossbites can all lead to more serious oral health problems down the line, like chronic jaw pain and teeth grinding. Braces can be used to move the teeth such that they can meet, and they can pull the top and bottom jaw together such that the bite problem is addressed.

Crowded & Crooked Teeth

Someone with crooked teeth

Crowded teeth, or teeth that overlap, can be much harder to clean effectively than those that are well-aligned. This can lead to an increase in oral health problems in addition to the aesthetic problems associated with the issue.

Gapped Teeth

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Gapped teeth aren’t necessarily a health problem in themselves, but they can absolutely dominate your appearance for better or worse. The tightening wire used in braces can easily pull these teeth together, meaning that you don’t have to worry about how they make you look.

Caring for Your Braces

Someone flossing their braces

As you may know, caring for your braces can be a little bit of a skill in itself. Once you’ve perfected it you won’t have any issues with your teeth, but there can be a little bit of a learning curve when you first get started.

First of all, you might need to invest in specialized tools that make cleaning between your wires and brackets a little bit easier. Floss threaders, interdental brushes, and oral irrigators can all be helpful to this effect.

You will also have to learn to avoid foods that could break your archwire, like potato chips and hard candy. And most importantly, you’ll have to be sure to visit us for your regularly scheduled appointments.