Cosmetic braces for Los Banos, CA patients

The idea of using orthodontic treatment to straighten the smile is often saddled with concern from patients regarding the appearance of traditional braces. Metal brackets and wires can be unsightly and keep patients from talking to their dentist about straightening the smile. At the practice of Artistry in Smiles of Los Banos, California, Dr. Benjamin Seaton offers alternatives, including cosmetic braces for patients worried about how their smile looks during treatment.

Cosmetic braces for Los Banos, CA patients

Cosmetic braces focus on the appearance of the smile while treatment is underway. Traditional braces use unsightly metal brackets glued to the teeth and wires to tighten and adjust the smile. However, adult patients often want results without their smiles hidden behind brackets. Instead, they will want to ask about more cosmetic braces, such as Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Dr. Seaton describes Invisalign as a treatment used to straighten the teeth without metal brackets and wires. Instead, the Invisalign system utilizes plastic trays, which the patient wears over the dental arch each day. These trays are made of a clear medical-grade plastic that fits precisely within the smile and can be hard to discern from the natural smile. It allows patients to move their teeth without feeling self-conscious about the way they look.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

The best patients for clear, cosmetic braces are those with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth. You can often resolve this misalignment with Invisalign treatment in a year or less for most patient cases. Patients who do not comply with their treatments may experience delays and additional costs to redo their series of trays to get their smile back on track. Patients must follow the directions on wearing their trays for the best results. Individuals should be able to comply with treatment without reminders from the dentist.

Are you considering orthodontic treatment?

At the practice of Artistry in Smiles of Los Banos, California, patients can speak with our professionals to find out if they are a proper candidate for orthodontic treatment using Invisalign. Call the office today at (209) 812-0041. Our facility is located at 816 2nd Street and accepts new patients.