Van Nuys Braces
Several appliances can be utilized to straighten your teeth. One of the most commonly used is the straight wire appliance. Known as braces, they are used to correct any misaligned teeth. Van Nuys orthodontists, Dr. Bita Moalej. DDS, MS and Dr. David Sherwood, DDS, will help you choose the kind of appliance that suits your orthodontic needs. Dental braces are employed in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances. These would include expansion appliance and headgear. Once your dental braces are removed, you need to wear retainers to ensure that your teeth will remain in their new position. The American Dental Association said that in some rare cases, orthodontists might opt to use surgery to modify their patients’ jaw and teeth.
What Is The Time Frame In Wearing Braces?
It depends on the problem you may have. Orthodontic braces treatment can last from six months to three years. It can take more for severe cases. As for the right age to wear braces, there’s no right age for this situation. However, the ADA recommends that children should have their first orthodontic visit at age seven. Corrective orthodontic procedures can be done even when you’re over 20 or 30. That said, it’s no longer uncommon to see adults or seniors in Van Nuys who are wearing orthodontic braces made by Dr. Bita or Dr. David.
Can My General Dentist Do My Braces?
No matter how much you love your family dentist, he/she may not have the proper training to do your dental braces. Even if he/she tells you that you can get them for a lot less money than when you get them from an orthodontist, you must never gamble. Some patients who opted to go to a regular dentist ended up going to an orthodontist to undo the incomplete work of a general dentist. It means that it would cost more in the long run. Unlike dentists, orthodontists are trained individuals in tooth movement and jaw function. Some dentists did take a few hours of training on how to do Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments.
However, it is not the core of their practice. Just think about it, would you undergo a heart surgery performed by a doctor who only has a year of experience? Of course not! Dr. Bita and Dr. David went to a dental school and became dentists. They attended an orthodontic program for several more years to study facial aesthetics and more. After completing the program, they took a special examination to become a board-certified. To know more about the Van Nuys Braces treatment of Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group, please contact us today.