Lake Forest Dental Center
Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentists located in Lake Forest, CA
Are you tired of smiling and seeing crooked teeth or gaps? The expert orthodontists and dentists at Lake Forest Dental Center in Lake Forest, California, can give you the perfect smile. From traditional braces to clear aligners, the highly experienced team can give you braces that match your lifestyle. To get a smile you can be proud of, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Braces Q & A
Who is eligible for braces?
Adolescents and teens are not the only candidates for braces. If you are an adult who never had braces as a child, you could have conditions such as an underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw that could be causing headaches, earaches, chewing issues, and other conditions.
You may also be unhappy with the appearance of your teeth or smile. Braces for adults can fix these conditions, and with the latest advancements, you can even wear braces that most people won’t even see.
In addition, many men and women who wore braces as a child could experience the shifting of their teeth over time. If your teeth have shifted, the orthodontists at Lake Forest Dental Center can adjust your teeth and give you back your perfect smile.
Using onsite digital X-rays, panoramic X-rays, and 3D CT scans, your experienced doctor at Lake Forest Dental Center will determine the most effective braces for your teeth.
What types of braces are available?
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and are attached to the front of your teeth. These braces are designed to put pressure in certain places and slowly cause your teeth to move into the desired position.
You will need regularly scheduled appointments so your doctor can make adjustments as your teeth move into alignment.
Also known as invisible braces, Invisalign® aligners are clear, removable appliances that cover your teeth. Every week or two, you put on a new set of aligners that are slightly more corrective than the last set. And over time, they gradually shift your teeth until they’re straight. Furthermore, you can take them out to eat, brush, or floss.
Because Invisalign aligners are clear and are not easily visible, they are a popular choice for adults seeking straighter teeth. They are also a good and effective option for people with mild spacing problems or teeth that have begun to shift direction.
Accelerated braces treatment
In some cases, the experienced professionals at Lake Forest Dental Center can speed up your teeth-straightening by slimming or filing down certain teeth, removing a tooth, or doing specialized gum work. These types of treatments can help your teeth move quicker by easing their path to proper alignment.
Accelerated braces treatments, when appropriate, can reduce your time wearing braces from 18 months or more to 3-8 months. Your dentist will discuss whether or not accelerated braces are an option for your teeth.
Lake Forest Dental Center provides a wide range of braces for all types of teeth conditions for adolescents, teens, and adults. To get the smile of your dreams, book an appointment online or over the phone today.