Few things convey health and vitality like a beautiful, straight smile. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of having straight teeth and a healthy bite, your oral health also benefits as you are able to brush and floss all surfaces of your teeth better and there is less stress placed on your biting surfaces and sensitive jaw joints and muscles. At Shadowridge Dental Group in San Marcos, CA, our number one priority is helping you achieve your best smile from both a health and aesthetic perspective-and with orthodontic treatments such as dental braces or Invisalign, you can do both!
Types of orthodontic treatments
Dental technologies overall have dramatically improved the way we are able to deliver care in recent years, and orthodontic options are no exception. Orthodontic treatment is highly customized to each patient’s individual oral health needs and preferences. Some of the options available to patients who want to straighten their teeth include:
- Traditional braces made from metal brackets and wires: this type of braces has been the mainstay in orthodontic treatment for many decades, and for good reason – braces are highly effective at straightening teeth and correcting other orthodontic issues, even in severe cases
- Clear ceramic braces: these braces work like traditional braces, but are made from a clear ceramic material and use tooth-colored wires so your braces blend in with your smile
- Braces inside teeth: An even more discreet option for straightening teeth, braces can be placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth rather than the outside so that they are invisible to others when you speak and smile
- Invisalign clear aligners: Clear aligners are the latest in teeth straightening technology and have been chosen by millions of patients worldwide because they are fully removable, convenient, and effective at correcting a variety of mild to moderate tooth and jaw misalignment issues
Your orthodontic treatment plan
At Shadowridge Dental Group, we take pride in our care approach that enables our patients to act as true partners in their dental care decision making. In your initial consultation, we will take a series of images and x-rays to evaluate your current tooth and jaw alignment. In addition, we talk with you to learn about your preferences for treatment and what you like and don’t like about your smile. Using all of this information, we will discuss the best options for your specific needs and help you determine the best path forward.
Stop hiding your smile and take the next step towards the beautiful, straight teeth you deserve! If you are in the San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, or neighboring areas, call Shadowridge Dental Group today at (760) 284-8111.