At Judd Orthodontics, braces are an orthodontic treatment to align and straighten teeth. They consist of brackets, bands, and wires that work together to apply pressure to the teeth and move them into their proper position. The orthodontist attaches the brackets to your teeth using a special adhesive. These brackets are then connected by an archwire, which is a thin metal wire that connects each bracket. This wire is tightened to move the teeth into the desired position. Braces can also be used to correct bite problems by realigning the jaw.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type in Mesa, AZ. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are bonded to the front of your teeth using special cement. The brackets are connected by a wire that applies pressure to your teeth to move them into their proper positions. These braces are very effective for correcting many orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and more.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they are made from a clear material that makes them less noticeable on your teeth. This makes them a popular choice for adults and older teens who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their treatment.
Invisalign® clear aligners are a newer treatment option that uses a series of clear plastic trays to shift your teeth into their correct position over time. Unlike traditional braces, you can remove aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier during treatment. In addition, the aligners are virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth by our dentist in Mesa, AZ, so they are entirely hidden from view. They work like traditional metal braces, applying gentle pressure to move the teeth and jaw into the correct position. Lingual braces can be more expensive than other braces, and they can be difficult to clean.
Crooked or crowded teeth can be difficult to clean thoroughly. Food particles can become trapped between crooked teeth and in the spaces between them, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth with braces, you can more easily remove plaque and food debris from all areas of your mouth. This can help you prevent cavities and gum disease.
Misaligned teeth can cause speech problems, such as slurring or difficulty pronouncing certain words. Braces can correct these problems by aligning the teeth and improving tongue movement. This can lead to better overall communication.
Braces can help straighten your teeth, improve your bite, and align your jaw. If you have any questions about braces or would like to schedule a consultation, visit Judd Orthodontics at 1942 E Southern Ave STE 103, Mesa, AZ 85204, or call (480) 545-7500 to learn more about the benefits of braces.
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