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Braces Specialist

Century City Smiles & Orthodontics -  - Dentist

Century City Smiles & Orthodontics

Dentists & Orthodontics located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Everyone wants to achieve a straighter, healthier-looking smile. At Century City Smiles in Century City, California, Shawn Saidian, DDS, and Tania Ohebsion, DDS, provide customized orthodontic braces for patients. Different types of braces can be used to enhance the smiles and oral health prospects of adults, teens, and children. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling the Los Angeles office or using the online booking tool today.

Braces Q & A

What are braces used for? 

Braces are used to straighten teeth and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. They can correct poorly aligned jaws, restore spacing issues, and boost your self-confidence. 

Braces are metal wiring and brackets bonded onto your teeth that, over time, gradually apply pressure and shift your teeth into proper alignment. 

Beyond the cosmetic reasons, braces are also used to improve your oral health prospects. Crooked or poorly spaced teeth present oral health risks since they’re harder to keep clean with brushing and flossing. 

By straightening your teeth or realigning your bite into an optimal position, it becomes much easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy. 

How do braces work? 

First, the team at Century City Smiles works closely with you to identify the oral health issues that need to be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Then, depending on what specific needs you have, they’ll develop an individualized treatment plan for you. 

The team uses customized bracketing and wiring, which considers factors such as your age, the state of your teeth, and desired goals from treatment. There are different customizations for children, teens, and adults. 

In some cases, the team can offer ceramic brackets, which are clear and almost transparent to the eye. This is a great option if you’re looking for discreet orthodontic treatment. It’s popular with patients and doesn’t sacrifice anything as far as effectiveness goes. 

Am I too old for braces? 

You’re never too old to improve the appearance of your smile. The team at Century City Smiles routinely works with adult patients to develop personalized plans for braces. 

In fact, it’s an excellent way to place an emphasis on your preventive care, since straightening your teeth or correcting your bite helps you limit your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. 

How long does treatment with braces take? 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment with braces, so the length of treatment plans differs on a case-by-case basis. 

On average, patients need to wear braces for approximately 12 months to achieve the best results. However, some cases require just a few months, while others may require more than 12 months. 

When you’re developing your treatment plan, your dentist at Century City Smiles can provide an estimate of how long you’ll need braces. They can also update your progress throughout treatment and keep you notified if that estimate changes along the way. 

To find out more about braces and how your smile can benefit from them, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.