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The Types of Braces, And How To Decide Which Is Right For You

If you are dealing with crooked or misaligned teeth, you may be interested in getting braces. Contact your local orthodontist in Placerville, CA. Dr. Ike Rahimi at Mallard Lane Dental can help you correct the alignment of your teeth.

What Types Of Braces Are Available?

When it's time to decide on the best type of braces for your mouth, we have different orthodontic options to choose from. When you visit our office for your initial consultation, we will examine the alignment and the condition of your teeth. We will use this assessment to determine the best orthodontic procedure to use. Let's look at our three choices:

  • Braces - made from metal wire
  • Retainers - usually made of plastic
  • Invisalign - clear aligner that is also removable

If your teeth have severe misalignment or an extreme overbite, it may be best to use traditional metal braces. You may need braces for a couple of years as your teeth align into the correct position. We will see you in our office for orthodontist treatment in Placerville, CA, for adjustments every few months as we tighten your braces. Tightening the metal wires helps to align your teeth.

Invisalign is an option that is becoming more and more popular. This orthodontic treatment was created as an alternative to braces for adults. However, teens and some children can also use Invisalign now. You can use Invisalign to help correct crowded teeth and mild misalignments.

We may suggest the use of a retainer to keep your teeth from moving around after they have been straightened by braces. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, our office will recommend a night guard retainer. You wear a nightguard retainer during sleep to stop your teeth from grinding together.

Your local orthodontist in Placerville, CA, can help you make the right decision about braces. Visit Dr. Rahimi staff at Mallard Lane Dental to begin the journey to straight teeth. Call us at (530) 622-0701 for a consultation today.

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