Orthodontics Services

Perfect Smiles With Adult Braces in Richmond

Richmond Teeth Braces

When you come to our practice, you can get braces in Richmond, CA, to fix your smile. Braces are the tried and true solution to orthodontic conditions. They are simple appliances in principle, focusing on making brackets and wires to move your teeth and align your jaws.

When we talk about braces, we refer to the brackets that the orthodontist bonds to your teeth and the archwire linking those brackets. You can also expect to see some elastic bands around each bracket to secure the archwire in place. You can also have a lot of fun mixing and matching colored elastic bands for your braces!

The material used to make traditional dental braces is stainless steel. Traditionally speaking, metal braces are the sturdier and most reliable orthodontic appliance because of the materials used to manufacture them. However, you should still be careful when you use your braces. Make sure to ask your orthodontist about what you should avoid during treatment to avoid damaging your braces.

Are there only metal braces out there?

No. Metal braces are the traditional braces, but they are far from being the only ones you can use to straighten your smile. There are several options available to patients. Some dental braces are different because we use other materials to manufacture them, and some alternatives have slightly different designs and parts.

Here at Estes Orthodontics, you can find the traditional metal braces you may already be familiar with, and you can also ask about ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are different because we use ceramic materials instead of stainless steel. Some people prefer these alternative dental braces because the brackets’ color resembles your natural teeth color.

Still, some patients will stick to traditional metal braces because of their durability. You must always be attentive to avoid doing some things that can break your braces and make the entire orthodontic treatment even longer. But when you choose ceramic braces, you have to be even more careful because the ceramic materials are not as resistant as stainless steel.

Will the braces solve my dental problems?

When it comes to common orthodontic problems, you can trust dental braces to help you fix them. Make sure you ask your orthodontist about the treatment and the results you can expect. Most patients who come for orthodontic treatment suffer from varying degrees of teeth crowding. Others need help with cases of jaw malocclusions. Keep in mind that while some problems result from genetics, an adult’s teeth can also move over time.

Of course, not everyone has the same type of problems, and you may be facing any of the following:

These orthodontic conditions have severe repercussions that extend beyond how your smile looks. These problems make it harder to maintain anyone’s good dental hygiene, making your mouth more likely to harbor harmful bacteria. These bacteria can start to erode your teeth’ outermost layers and lead to infections.

You should be open with your orthodontist about what you hope to solve with your braces. You can be sure that the team here at Richmond Orthodontics will do everything we can to help you understand what to expect from the treatment.

Alright, where can I get my braces in Richmond?

Well, you can get them with us. Dr. Laurie Estes and the team will be thrilled to have you swing by the practice. Our office is conveniently located just off San Pablo Ave, which means that you can hop on the Freeway or Carlson Blvd. to drive to us. Make sure you come with all your questions so you can clear all your doubts before you start the treatment.

You can also ask about insurance to stave off some of the treatment costs and remember to follow all the orthodontist directions. Keep in mind that returning to the practice for adjustments and avoiding things that can break your braces is the only way to ensure that you complete treatment within the original estimates.

Set your next appointment online or give us a call, and make sure you come during our opening hours listed below.

  • Mon: 9am to 5pm
  • Tue: 9am to 5 pm
  • Wed: 9am to 5 pm
  • Thu: 8am to 5pm
  • Fri: 9am to 5pm

See you around!