Having questions about braces can affect your decision-making process about braces and even affect your orthodontic journey. So, it’s best to find the answers to your questions as soon as possible. The more you know, the better. Our orthodontist, Dr. William B. Hentosz, is happy to help you know more about braces in Alhambra, California, and to help you find the answers you need by proving the answers to the following commonly asked questions about braces:
Question No. 1: What types of braces are available?
Answer: Because of the advances in orthodontic technology, there are many appliances that can be used to align your teeth. The most commonly used braces include metal and ceramic braces. Metal braces are metal brackets glued to the front surfaces of the teeth that are connected with a wire. Ceramic braces have the same hardware but the wires and brackets are shaded to the same color of your teeth. We also offer Damon® Smile self-litigating brackets as well as AcceleDent® which shortens your time in braces.
Question No. 2: How do braces align my teeth?
Answer: Our orthodontist will require regular adjustment appointments. During these visits, he will tighten the braces wire, which will apply pressure to the brackets and teeth. This pressure will slowly shift the teeth into their perfect positions over time.
Question No. 3: Are there limitations when I have braces?
Answer: There are a few limitations when you have braces. One major limitation is certain foods. Hard and sticky foods can break the appliance, so it’s important to avoid them as much as possible.
To learn more about braces, please reach out to our orthodontic team at William B. Hentosz, DDS, INC. When you dial 626-458-8898, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to hearing from you!