Dental braces are the most widespread form of treatment for fixing misaligned teeth in the world. Braces can be worn by all ages and are an orthodontic method used to correct uneven and crooked teeth.
Braces consist of an amalgamation of brackets and wires that are affixed to the front of the teeth. The brackets are designed to grip the teeth and the wires are tightened and loosened accordingly to move the teeth to the anticipated position. Our team ensures that the final alignment of teeth is perfect for each individual to assure that they get the results they desire.
The length of treatment varies greatly and depends on many factors including the age of the patient, amount of teeth needing to be moved and the overall health of the patient. Treatment time varies from a few months to years, with older patients’ treatment being longer due to their denser jaw bone, which takes the teeth longer to move.
Braces are a beneficial treatment for all ages and can realign the teeth, despite initial severe misalignment. It is recommended that children only commence the braces treatment when all of their teeth are permanent, generally around the age of 7 or 8. Despite the need for adults to wear braces for longer, the final result is always as effective.
One of the treatment options that our team at Hollywood Dental and Orthodontics offers for misaligned or crooked teeth and bite problems, is the fitting of braces. Different types of Braces help guide your teeth to straighten them, close gaps, correct your bite and give you a perfect smile. With the most up to date technology braces are more comfortable and less noticeable than ever before.