About Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are one of the most popular ways to address misalignment in the teeth and improve a person's smile. Our Beachwood Dental team is able to offer stainless steel braces to patients who are suffering from a crooked jaw or teeth, gapped teeth, under or overbites, a protruding jaw, and other flaws that may be keeping patients from having their best smile. Stainless steel braces can be administered to both adults and adolescents, using customizable elastics to hold the brackets and braces in place for a tighter fit. Over time, the metal braces will begin to straighten out and improve the overall quality of the teeth's appearance, as well as addressing structural issues. Having straighter teeth is not only more cosmetically appealing, but it is also healthier for the patient's mouth in general, allowing stronger teeth to develop free of pain or chewing issues. We invite anyone who is considering braces to schedule a consult at our Los Alamitos, CA office.
"Anyone who is hesitant about these five stars review, HAVE NO FEAR. I would 10/10 recommend this clinic to ANYONE who asks (or doesn't). I was in town for my wedding and I visited my dentist in the area to get my final Invisalign check/retainers. I also wanted to straighten out my front tooth because it had chipped in the Invisalign process since I used to bite my nails. It made me super self conscious especially since I was going to be taking a ton of photos for my wedding this weekend and it had been bothering me since I got my attachments taken off. I had asked my dental clinic if they could even it out, but the dentist was not in so they weren't able to do anything for me... I was definitely 110% freaking out and so so sad. My dental office referred me to Beachwood Dental and Dr. Todd answered the phone. He so willingly accepted me last minute and really tried to work around my hectic schedule. I was late since I was running last minute errands and didn't expect them to take me so quickly (I called Thursday early afternoon, they told me to come in later that afternoon!). They were still able to fit me in with such warm attitudes and smiles. Dr. Todd, Stacy, and everyone in the office were so lovely, really (& I definitely don't say that lightly). They were able to fix me up (I couldn't even tell the difference!!!) and sent me on my way. I am forever thankful to this awesome team and appreciate you all (even if Dr. Todd is a USC fan...GO BRUINS). Thank you, Beachwood Dental!!!!"- H.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
"Beachwood Dental is by far the best! I've been seeing Dr. Brown for over 10 years and I can't say enough positive things about everyone in the office. Dr. Brown is so kind and attentive. I appreciate everything he has done for me and my children. Dr. Todd is upbeat, very knowledgeable,and approachable. I wouldn't trust any other office with my teeth. Stacy in the front is such a special person also. She radiate beautiful light and makes everything so easy. The entire staff is simply wonderful. Best dental office around by far!"- A.M. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2020
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What to Expect with Traditional Metal Braces
During the procedure, the patient's teeth will be cleaned and dried first. Then, our Beachwood orthodontist will place metal wires around the back of the teeth. The next step involves placing a bonding agent on the surface of the teeth where the brackets will be attached. Once the brackets are in the correct places, a light will be administered to help seal the bonding agent with the brackets. The metal bands on the back of the teeth will also be bonded to the brackets to ensure everything is cemented into place. Then, more wires are placed between the brackets, called archwires, and clamped into place. The last step of the process is to place elastic bands on the brackets and connect them to the wires for added security.
Traditional Metal Braces Aftercare
Maintaining good oral hygiene is especially important once a patient has braces. Food and bacteria can easily get trapped in between the braces, so it is crucial that patients remain brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing regularly to ensure that everything is clean and healthy. Patients will typically have a follow-up appointment with our orthodontist once a month to check the amount of progress being made and to see if the braces need tightening. Patients will need some time to adjust to their new braces and how they feel, but the discomfort should subside quickly after.
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A Healthier Smile
Traditional metal braces are one of the most popular and effective treatments on the market for straightening teeth and improving the structure of the smile. If you're suffering from crooked or cosmetically flawed teeth, we invite you to schedule a consult at our Los Alamitos, CA office to see how you can achieve a healthier smile today.