An uneven bite and crooked teeth can ruin your smile as well as hamper the way in which you eat. Oakland dental braces by our orthodontist, Charles P. Fiorenti, DDS, can change your mouth and change your life at the same time. Our practice offers both adults and children the opportunity to have straight teeth and big broad smile. Straighter teeth starts with a comprehensive examination by Dr Fiorenti who will use digital imaging and computer modeling to show you how each of the viable treatment options for your case would progress and what the ultimate outcome will look like.
The most often used orthodontic treatment is traditional Oakland dental braces where metal brackets are affixed to the teeth and arch wires are threaded through them. The constant tension of the wires gently pushes the teeth into their desired position. Traditional braces often also use headgear, retainers, jaw extenders and other appliances to aid in the orthodontic process. Children and teenagers often choose to customize the look of their braces with colored elastics. For those patients that do not relish walking around with bright metal grill work on their teeth tooth-colored ceramic brackets with accompanying or clear arch wires make the braces much harder to see. Our practice is proud to use the new Damon System of braces, which uses a different type of brackets and wires without ties that allow the teeth to move more freely with less friction and pressure. The system allows the forces of nature to help move the teeth. The arches of the jaw develop naturally creating a much broader smile with the use of extenders or tooth extraction. The Damon System is also available with clear brackets and wires.
For a truly invisible orthodontic treatment that does not involve traditional Oakland dental braces our practice utilizes the Invisalign System. No brackets or wires are placed on the teeth with this system. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays called aligners, which fit snugly over the teeth and gently push them into shape. Each aligner in the series pushes the teeth a little farther. The Invisalign system has two distinct advantages over all the braces-based orthodontics, first it is virtually invisible and second the aligner can be taken out for eating and tooth brushing, so the user can eat whatever they want and brush freely. Let our doctor determine which course of treatment is best to fix your bite and brighten that big smile of yours – call for a consultation today.