You just found out from your dentist that he or she thinks you or your child may need braces, and they have recommended that you see an orthodontist get further evaluated. You may dread the idea of going to the orthodontist, and you think back to the days when you were in school when other kids had braces and what it was like for them. You worry about having to wear metal braces and what it will make you feel like now that you are an adult. But, then you discover the advanced invisible braces that are available today. Learning if the invisible braces in Van Nuys we offer at the Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group are right for you can help you make a better decision and get braces that are best for your situation.
Clear Braces are Available
The clear braces you see advertised on television often, also known as clear aligners, are made from a flexible material and are made from digital images taken of your teeth and mouth. The aligners are designed to be worn for several weeks before they are changed out for the next set, slowly bringing your teeth to the alignment that is best for you. These aligners are much more comfortable, are removable, and allow you to get the help of braces without anyone knowing you are wearing them.
The Downsides of Clear Braces
There are some downsides to using invisible braces in Van Nuys that you should be aware of. Not everyone will be a good candidate for clear aligners, particularly patients that may need extensive help and have more difficult orthodontic issues. The clear braces also need to be worn for longer periods when you are an adult since teeth realign more slowly. Finally, the cost for clear braces can be higher than the cost of standard, metal braces.
Discussing Braces Options
To find out what types of braces in Van Nuys may be best for you, it is best to meet with an experienced orthodontist who can answer your questions and provide you with the best options. You can contact us at the Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group so you can make an appointment for a no-cost initial consultation. We can talk to you about your needs and the braces that can work best for you. Call us at (818) 981-0640 so you can set up a time to visit us and learn how we can help you with your braces.