There are many options when it comes to straightening teeth and the best option is often determined by your unique smile. Orthodontic treatments include many ways to help patients have a more confident and healthy smile. Our orthodontists help you understand the best treatment for your smile depending on the current condition of the teeth and what they hope to ultimately accomplish. If you are unsure which orthodontic treatment is best, our team is here to help. With many options, we can help design a customized plan to fit your needs and dental goals. We offer alternative braces including self-ligating braces, tooth-colored braces and behind-the-teeth lingual braces. If you are interested in alternative braces in Long Beach, CA, call today to set up a consultation!
With traditional braces, elastics are used and switched out at every appointment. With self-ligating braces, a metal wire is placed with a special kind of clip and takes the place of traditional elastics. The metal wire is guided by the specialized clip to help teeth gradually move into place. Self-ligating braces reduce the amount of pressure on the teeth often making the treatment less uncomfortable. Less visits are needed for adjustments since there are no elastics to replace. Self-ligating braces can take less time and are easier on teeth when working to give you a beautiful smile!
For braces that blend in with the smile, tooth-colored braces offer a straightening treatment similar to traditional braces. Tooth-colored braces use clear brackets and wires to blend in with the tooth’s natural coloring while straightening. The treatment time and straightening process is comparable to traditional braces, but less obvious. This option can help teens and adults feel comfortable and confident using tooth-colored braces while working on their smile!
Behind-The-Teeth Lingual Braces
Behind-the-teeth lingual braces are a nearly invisible straightening treatment. Braces are placed behind the teeth, instead of in front, to discreetly straighten the smile. Behind-the-teeth lingual braces can be used in most cases, but patients typically need to be older to take better care of them. Brackets and wires are used just like traditional braces, except everything is hidden behind the smile! With behind-the-teeth lingual braces, teeth can be straightened without bringing unnecessary attention to your smile in the process!
Finding the best option for you can be tough. The best way to know what option will help you is to schedule an appointment with us. Our team will go over in detail what your options are and how they can help.