Giving You a Straighter, Healthier Smile That You Can Enjoy for a Lifetime
Braces are the time-tested method of straightening a crooked smile. At Sunshine Dental Group, we happily offer braces as a way for our patients to achieve their picture-perfect smile that will last a lifetime. Not only that, but braces can help align your jaws to provide a more functional bite.
Braces consist of metal brackets that are attacked to the front of your teeth, an archwire that is strung across your teeth and through each of the individual brackets, and small rubber bands that help move and hold your teeth in their proper positions. After your braces have been attached to your teeth, you will need to visit our practice for regular adjustments. Each adjustment will apply slight pressure to your teeth to gradually and gently them towards where they need to be. Once your teeth are aligned, your braces will be removed, and you can enjoy your new smile!
The length of your braces treatment will depend on your individual condition. Most treatments last between 12 and 18 months, but your treatment may end up being shorter or longer. Our dentists, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associates, can help you know how long your treatment will be when creating your personalized treatment plan.
After your braces treatment is complete, you will be provided with a retainer to help keep your teeth in place. It is important that you wear your retainer as directed; otherwise, your teeth may move back to their original positions, and you will require a second orthodontic treatment. By keeping your teeth in their new position, you can enjoy greater ease while flossing and brushing, and a smile that gives you greater confidence.
Contact our office today if you are interested in treating your smile with braces in El Monte, California, and to set up your consultation with our dentists.