Braces are a terrific way get a straighter and healthier smile.

It’s common to think that the only people who wear braces are kids in junior high and high school. And while many young people wear traditional metal braces, over the years, many adults are opting for braces as well. It is never to late to straighten your smile and traditional braces are a great way to do that. Our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associates can provide you with braces in Commerce, California to give you a straighter and healthier smile.

Traditional braces are metal brackets that are cemented to your teeth. Those brackets are connected to wires that are tightened over a series of appointments to gradually move your teeth into their proper positions. You may need to wear your braces for a period of months, or for just over a year. But when the time comes to remove them, you will have a smile of which you can be proud!

girl patient with braces smilingWhile you have your braces, it is important that you take proper care of them. You should avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage your dental work, and foods that can become stuck in your wires. It is a good idea to brush and floss your teeth at least 30 minutes after each meal and snack. When we place your braces, we will explain the best ways to brush and floss.

As we said earlier, people of all ages are straightening their smiles! If you would like to find out more about braces, we would be happy to see you for a consultation! To make an appointment with our team, call 323.266.2120 today.