The time when most people will need to undergo orthodontic treatment is during the teenage years. Many teenagers develop misalignment issues in their smile that need to be corrected before they cause serious oral health complications. Our NoHo dentist will be able to examine the extent of the malocclusion in order to determine how long the orthodontic treatment should last and what type of braces is best suited for your teenager.
Most people are familiar with traditional, metal braces that have to be affixed to your teeth throughout the duration of the treatment. They are effective at straightening teeth, but they can also be quite an eyesore. If you are looking for a more discreet solution, talk to our expert in orthodontics in North Hollywood about alternatives.
Ceramic braces work in the same way as metal braces, but the brackets are designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Lingual braces are made of metal, but they are adhered to the backside of your teeth, so no one will be able to see them. And dentists also offer Invisalign aligners, which use smooth, clear plastic to straighten teeth. The best treatment for you will depend on your exact malocclusion.