Braces Specialist

Smiles of San Jose

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Not only are crooked teeth less aesthetically pleasing, but they are also harder to keep clean, making them more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Treating patients in and around San Jose, California, the team at Smiles of San Jose provides a wide assortment of cosmetic dental solutions. They can help straighten out your teeth, not only boosting your confidence but improving your oral hygiene as well. Call Smiles of San Jose today, or schedule an appointment online.

Braces Q & A

What are braces used for?

The oral care professionals at Smiles of San Jose use dental braces to align and straighten your teeth. These devices help position your teeth and improve your overall dental health. Many different types of braces are available and used on patients of all ages at Smiles of San Jose.

What is the difference between traditional metal brackets and Invisalign®?

Often used on children, metal brackets are the least expensive -- and most noticeable -- type of braces. They are the metal brackets and wires that you probably picture when you think of braces.

For a subtle option, Invisalign® consists of a series of 18-30 clear, custom-made, mouth guard-like plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every two weeks. 

However, they can’t help with severe dental problems, such as jaw alignment issues, and treatments typically take longer than traditional braces.

How can you care for your orthodontic work?

Adjusting to braces can be tough, especially if you’re doing it later in life as an adult. Here are a few tips that Smiles of San Jose recommend in regards to caring for your orthodontic work:

  • Interdental brushes or floss threaders get in-between your teeth easier
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • After brushing and flossing, rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash
  • Wear a mouthguard if you play sports

Why choose Smiles of San Jose for your orthodontic care?

Smiles of San Jose specializes in orthodontics, providing an assortment of options for your whole family. They offer high-quality care at an affordable cost.

Their goal is to lower the financial barriers so that more people can enjoy the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Because Smiles of San Jose offers comprehensive dental care for your entire family, you can have your children’s orthodontic bands changed while you have your dental treatments.

Call Smiles of San Jose today or schedule an appointment online to come in for a consultation.

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