A straighter and healthier smile is waiting for you at our office.

Braces are commonly seen as a rite of passage for kids in junior high and high school. And the truth is your child should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. However, people of all ages are using braces to straighten their teeth. A properly aligned smile not only enhances your appearance, but it also allows you to eat and speak properly and will prevent damage to your teeth.

girl patient with braces smilingDr. Lien Ngo and the team at Brookside Dental use traditional metal braces to move your teeth into their correct alignment. Traditional braces are a system of wires and brackets that are attached to your teeth. Over time, the wires are tightened to guide your teeth into the proper positions. Braces are used to correct crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and are also used to help people who are dealing with underbites, overbites, and crossbites – which is another type of misalignment. Braces have also been used to correct open bites, a situation in which the teeth do not come together. If you are concerned about the appearance of metal braces, talk with us about ceramic braces, which are less visible to others because they match the color of your teeth.

During your course of treatment, you will need to come in to the office so that we can tighten your braces and make sure that your treatment is proceeding as it should. If you would like more information or want to schedule a braces consultation for yourself or your child, call our office today at 530-622-1987.