orthodontics by Top Best *8* San Jose
Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc.
offers dental braces,
also known as orthodontic brackets, are
common among teenagers and even adults.
Dental braces can be used to adjust crooked
teeth, misaligned upper and lower jaw, and
uneven bites, including overbites and underbites. While most dentists can provide
braces if requested, a specialist, known as
an orthodontist, is usually more qualified
to decide which braces are the best in a
particular situation. There are many types
of braces now available, including:
Metal dental braces. The oldest type,
in use for decades, is made of stainless
steel. While they are still expensive at
about $5000 US Dollars (USD), they are still
considered the cheapest of all options.
Metal dental braces can stain the surface of
the teeth, which is why many people shy away
from them in the first place.
Ceramic or clear dental braces. They
are less visible and look more natural than
metal braces, as they blend in with the
teeth. Ceramic dental braces do not stain,
and are as strong as metal ones. However,
ceramic braces require a longer treatment
time and can be a good deal more expensive
than the metal variety.
Gold dental braces. Same as
traditional metal dental braces, but made of
gold-plated steel. There are no advantages
to using gold over steel, except from the
Lingual dental braces. Lingual dental
braces are placed on the inside of the
teeth. They are the preferred option for
people who want their braces to be truly
invisible. The biggest drawback of lingual
braces is that they can be uncomfortable and
result in cuts and sores in your tongue.
Speaking can be difficult at first too.
Invisalign® dental braces. These
clear braces offered by San Jose
orthodontists by Top Best *8* San Jose
Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. are
a great choice for people with slight
problems. Invisalign® braces are practically
invisible, and can be removed for eating and
brushing your teeth. Invisalign® braces are
computer-designed, and must be changed every
two weeks, since they are made of clear
plastic and cannot be adjusted. On the
downside, Invisalign® braces tend to be
rather expensive, and not every dentist is
trained to use them. In fact, orthodontists
must be trained by Align Technologies, the
company that manufactures Invisalign, before
they are allowed to use them on patients.