Napa orthodontic dentist Silverado Dental Care knows how important it is for you to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile! The orthodontic team at the Napa orthodontic and dental office of dentist Silverado Dental Care makes it easy for kids, children, teens and adults to receive the braces and orthodontic care they deserve.
We know how conscious you are about your smile, and having braces and orthodontic work performed will greatly improve the way you look and feel. When your orthodontic and braces treatment is complete, you will have the smile you have always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off!
We also want you to feel comfortable and confident with not only your braces but throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and the Napa dental office of Silverado Dental Care is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Both of my kids have head gear, one has braces and I am not fond of dental treatments. Silverado Dental Care and thier staff treat my family and I with perfect care. Kendra is awesome at cleaning my teeth and keeping my comfortable. Becky remembers everyone's names and asks about the rest of the family, and Dr. Ringard goes beyond the office and will call to check on my kids after they have had treatments.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances (kids and adult braces) are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces from Napa orthodontic dentist Silverado Dental Care!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time - how long kids braces are worn or how long adult braces are needed) varies, and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor to a successful treatment is you, the patient! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Napa orthodontic dentist Silverado Dental Care and his Napa dental office team will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact the Napa orthodontic office of Silverado Dental Care at (707) 240-8287 to schedule an appointment, and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.
Types of Braces Available from Silverado Dental Care
Traditional Metal Braces
The traditional metal braces, like those provided by the Napa orthodontic office of Napa dentist Silverado Dental Care, are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces, like those provided by the Napa orthodontic office of Napa dentist Silverado Dental Care, are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Clear aligners, like those provided by the Napa orthodontic office of Napa dentist Silverado Dental Care, are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle.
The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
No matter which type you choose, you deserve to have an awesome smile, and the Napa dental team of Silverado Dental Care is here to help you! Contact the Napa orthodontic office of Napa dentist Silverado Dental Care at (707) 240-8287 today to schedule your appointment!