In the past, the only method available for straightening teeth was traditional metal braces. While these brackets and wires are very effective at addressing all levels of misalignment, many people tend to avoid treatment because they don’t want to change their appearance. Thankfully, Dr. Snapir is trained to provide many orthodontic options for misalignment that is mild, severe and everything in between. To learn whether metal braces, Invisalign, or another treatment option for orthodontics in Van Nuys, CA is right for you, give his dental office a call!
For decades, traditional orthodontics with metal braces have been the standard for addressing all levels of misalignment, crooked teeth, gaps, and uneven bites in smiles. Those who have severe cases that only traditional metal braces can resolve, we’ve got you covered. Dr. Snapir is the dedicated, in-house expert on all things orthodontics and will gladly walk you through your treatment plan from start to finish. This way, you’ll have a far more predictable orthodontic experience moving forward.
In more recent years, treatments like Invisalign allow people to straighten their smile all without needing to use brackets, wires, or any metal materials whatsoever! These clear aligner trays are made from medical-grade plastic and designed to gently push teeth into straighter and more even positions. While they are largely recommended for mild to moderate cases, they take a fraction of the time to complete and allow you to maintain your current eating and oral care habits.
Just like the name suggests, Fastbraces is an alternative orthodontic option that works to straighten teeth in just a few months to a year, depending on your needs. This system uses a series of metal brackets and wires like traditional braces do, however, it also uses a unique bracket system which causes the roots of teeth to straighten. This is done using one square wire and effectively resolves a variety of alignment, crowding, and bite problems.
If you care about your appearance and mainly want to address issues that are visible in your smile, Six Month Smiles is an option worth considering. Brackets and wires are used to target only the teeth that are visible when you grin, and the materials utilized are designed to blend in with your existing enamel. This means that the brackets and wires are tooth-colored, allowing them to be largely unnoticeable during treatment. Furthermore, targeting specific teeth through orthodontics means treatment is closer to six months in length.
If you haven’t heard of Propel before, you’ll find that it can be extremely beneficial towards your orthodontic needs. It’s a small device that is placed inside the mouth and works to stimulate bone tissue. Whether you plan on choosing traditional orthodontics or Invisalign, Propel can accelerate the realignment process by as much as 60 percent! Not only can your teeth shift faster, but your tissues can heal quicker as well.