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Alignment issues with your teeth or problems with an over or under-bite can compromise the full function of your mouth and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Many people in this situation want to explore their options for realigning their smile with braces.

The different types of braces Phan Orthodontics can install, all operate on the same core principle. Once the braces are fitted to your teeth, gradual adjustments made over time will stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth closer to their ideal alignment. The type of braces Phan Orthodontics recommends will be determined by your personal preference and the degree of adjustment needed to realign your teeth effectively.

Traditional braces use brackets that are cemented to the faces of your teeth. Each bracket is connected to a wire. They often use bands and spacers to help make minor adjustments in certain teeth.

Ceramic coated braces identical to traditional braces in every way, only the hardware has been coated in a porcelain-ceramic material. Since it can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel it makes it harder for the casual observer to notice them.

Clear plastic braces, such as Invisalign and Clear Correct are intended for people that only require minor realignment. Every two weeks you switch out to another set that adjusts your teeth a little bit closer toward your alignment goal. Most people reach their ideal alignment in three to four sets of aligners.

If you are interested being fitted for braces you should call Phan Orthodontics at 408.251.7901 to schedule an appointment.