Your trusted Manhattan Beach braces expert
At Hom Orthodontics in Manhattan Beach, we specialize in creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Whether you or your loved one needs orthodontic treatment, our experienced team is here to help. We offer a wide range of treatment options, including traditional metal braces and clear ceramic braces, to achieve optimal tooth and jaw alignment. Trust us to deliver exceptional orthodontic care for your brilliant, straight smile.
Types of braces
At Hom Orthodontics, we are committed to creating beautiful and confident smiles. Whether you choose traditional metal braces or other treatment options, we ensure effective and efficient results. Metal braces excel at closing gaps and aligning teeth, often leading to shorter treatment times. They are also a cost-effective choice. With advancements in strength and durability, today's braces offer long-lasting results. Trust our experienced team to provide you with top-quality orthodontic care and a smile that stands the test of time.
Metal braces continue to be the tried and true option for orthodontic treatment. Made from high-grade stainless steel, they consist of brackets and archwires that effectively straighten your teeth. Modern metal braces offer enhanced comfort and even allow for a touch of personalization with colored elastics. For those seeking a more discreet look, clear or tooth-colored elastics are also available. With their proven track record and customizable options, metal braces remain a reliable choice for achieving a beautifully aligned smile.
Clear ceramic braces offer the same effective teeth-straightening benefits as traditional metal braces, with the main distinction being their clear ceramic brackets. These braces are particularly popular among older teens and adults who value discreet orthodontic treatment. While clear braces are commonly used on the upper teeth for enhanced aesthetics, they require extra caution as the brackets may be larger and more prone to breakage compared to metal braces. With their ability to deliver a brilliant, straight smile and their discreet appearance, clear ceramic braces provide a reliable and appealing option for orthodontic patients.
Getting to know the process
Before placing your braces, our friendly team will gather digital x-rays, photos, and a mouth model to customize your orthodontic treatment plan. This personalized plan determines the precise movements and bracket placement needed for each tooth.
Once your braces are attached, a wire will be inserted to apply gentle pressure, gradually guiding your teeth into proper alignment. This process, called remodeling, also involves minor changes in the surrounding bone. Osteoblasts and osteoclasts respond to the pressure, removing and reforming bone to facilitate tooth movement.
To maintain your new smile, consistent pressure is essential. After braces removal, teeth may naturally drift back over time. Wearing a retainer regularly is crucial to prevent this and preserve your teeth in their improved positions. Our team will provide guidance and support throughout your orthodontic journey.
Your best personal care is our top priority
At Hom Orthodontics, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional orthodontic care tailored to each individual. Our advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology ensure efficient and comfortable treatment that can transform your life and smile. Whether you're a child, teenager, or adult, we prioritize your unique needs and concerns. When you choose us for braces treatment, we'll develop a personalized plan that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.
Take the first step towards your dream smile by scheduling a free consultation with us today!