Dr. Ryan Hodges may recommend braces to straighten your teeth and smile. Braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic treatment and have helped countless people to improve the alignment of their teeth. Braces are also an excellent option for the majority of patients and can effectively straighten teeth for patients of all ages. Braces work to correct orthodontic problems such as:
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded, crooked and gapped teeth
- Problems with your bite (crossbite, open bite, underbite, overbite, etc.)
Braces consist of a system of metal brackets, bands and an archwire. The brackets are bonded to the surfaces of the teeth and are connected to each other with the bands and the archwire. The braces work to gently and gradually realign your teeth until they are in the correct positions. You will meet with our orthodontist regularly throughout your treatment to ensure that your smile is progressing as planned and so that Dr. Hodges can make any necessary adjustments.
While traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces, more discreet options are also available, such as clear, or ceramic, braces. Clear braces function exactly the same way that traditional braces do but are made from tooth-colored ceramic to blend in with your natural teeth.
If you have any questions about braces in Newbury Park and Moorpark, California, please call or text Hodges Orthodontics today at 805-498-1006. We will be happy to provide you with additional information and help you schedule an appointment at one of our offices. We also encourage you to contact us if you have an orthodontic emergency, such as a broken or loose bracket or a poking archwire.