Need Orthodontic Treatment? Try our Affordable Braces in Tijuana!
Improperly aligned teeth are an obvious aesthetic issue, but they can cause many more problems than just low self-esteem. You may have trouble biting or chewing because your upper and lower teeth do not meet properly. You may also experience more cavities and gum inflammation than people with straight teeth because it is difficult to reach all tooth surfaces with dental floss or a toothbrush.
Our dentist in Tijuana can correct all types of tooth misalignment, including crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbite, overjet, underbite and cross bite. When your treatment is complete, your mouth will function as it should, your tooth and gum health will be easier to maintain, and you’ll be proud to show the world your smile.
What Types of Orthodontic Treatments Are Offered?
We offer the following methods of aligning your teeth:
• Metal braces: This type of treatment uses brackets, bands, archwires and other fixed metal appliances to shift your teeth into their ideal positions. Metal braces require visiting your dentist in Tijuana every four to six weeks for an adjustment.
• Ceramic braces: These braces are constructed just like traditional metal braces and also require periodic adjustments from your orthodontist. The big difference is that the brackets of these braces are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic, which makes them less conspicuous. People who are concerned about projecting a confident, professional image often choose this option.
• Invisalign: Even more discreet than ceramic braces, Invisalign uses clear acrylic overlays that cover the upper and lower teeth. You’ll wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, taking them out only for meals and teeth cleaning. After two weeks, you will replace the trays with the next set in the series, each one shifting the teeth a little more than the last.
What Option Is Right for You?
Choosing the best option depends on your unique oral health situation. Almost everyone wants Invisalign because it is removable and discreet, but this option is not good for everyone. More complex orthodontic problems may respond better to braces with brackets and wires.
Using digital radiography, photographs and 3-D models of your teeth to obtain an accurate diagnosis, your dentist in Tijuana will recommend the treatment that is most likely to give you a healthy, functional bite and a great smile.
Do Braces Require Any Downtime?
The only true downtime with braces is your time spent in the dental chair for us to check your progress and make adjustments. Your mouth may be sore after an adjustment, but you can return to work, school or other normal activities as soon as you leave our office.
Are There Faster Ways of Achieving Straight Teeth?
For minor issues, such as spaces between teeth or slightly crooked teeth without major bite problems, we can make your teeth appear perfectly aligned with porcelain crowns. However, this cosmetic fix does require us to reduce a good deal of tooth structure to help the crown fit and remain stable. If your teeth are healthy and strong, it is a smart move to keep them that way by avoiding crowns. Straightening your healthy teeth with braces will be well worth the wait.
Top-Notch Orthodontic Care in Tijuana
At Dental Brush, we treat patients from Tijuana and beyond, offering quality, cost-effective dentistry and orthodontics in a comfortable environment. To learn more about how our skilled team of specialists can transform your smile with metal braces, ceramic braces or Invisalign, contact us today to request an appointment.