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Braces Bixby Knolls, CA

Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls offers several different options to straighten your smile with braces in North Long Beach. We’re happy to find the treatment option that best fits your needs. If you want a straighter smile, your orthodontic team can help you achieve it faster than ever with braces.

What Are Braces?

Braces are orthodontic appliances that correct occlusion (bite) issues, whether caused by the teeth, the jawbones, or both. Invisalign treatment often falls under the category of “braces.” When you undergo orthodontic treatment in North Long Beach, your orthodontist will determine which option will fit your dentition needs and your aesthetic desires.

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What Types of Braces Does Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls Offer?

Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls offers:

Braces consist of three components:

  • Brackets
  • An archwire
  • Bands

Brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and are a home for the archwire. The archwire is held in place by small rubber bands. The archwire is what guides the teeth into their proper position.

Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made trays that fit over the teeth on your top and bottom arch. You wear them for 20-22 hours per day.

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What Are the Benefits of Traditional or Clear Braces?

Braces are an excellent option for patients with complex orthodontic cases, as they can easily be used in conjunction with additional treatments, such as:

  • Headgear
  • Palatal expanders
  • Buccal tubes
  • Plastic chains
  • Forsus
  • A Nance
  • Quad Helix

Metal braces are also ideal for patients who like a little bling.

Patients with complex cases who are worried about aesthetics are generally good candidates for clear braces. The process may be a bit slower to prevent the porcelain from cracking, but the timing isn’t that much longer than it is with traditional braces.

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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign® is ideal for patients who don’t want anyone to know they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. The benefits of Invisalign® include the following:


They’re virtually invisible


You can remove them for special occasions


You remove them to eat and drink


You can brush and floss normally


Treatment time might be faster for some patients


The trays are comfortable

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Why Invest in Braces in North Long Beach?

Braces and clear aligners are important for two reasons:

  • They can improve a person’s appearance
  • They can improve the function of a person’s teeth and jaw joints

Improving Your Smile

Improving the aesthetics of your teeth might not seem like a big deal. But research has shown that improving dental aesthetics can significantly affect a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Regardless of age, confidence and self-esteem are vital to living a happy life and following your dreams. Braces in Bixby Knolls can improve your smile by:

  • Closing gaps between the teeth
  • Correcting crooked teeth
  • Reducing crowding
  • Correcting malocclusion (open bite, overbite, overjet, underbite, and more)
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Improving Dental Function

Some people think the primary purpose of braces in North Long Beach is to improve a person’s appearance. While this is one important purpose, the most critical role of orthodontic treatment is to improve the function and health of a patient’s dentition.

By correcting crowding, gaps, crookedness, and malocclusions, braces can improve the health of your teeth. Malocclusion can put excess strain on your teeth, resulting in stress cracks and fractures, enamel wear, and toothaches. Additionally, malocclusion strains the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the head and neck, causing pain like chronic headaches, migraines, and earaches.

Improving dental health with braces can reduce your risk of needing costly corrective and restorative dental treatments.

Why Do Patients Need to Wear Retainers After Braces?

Speaking of your investment, all patients who invest in orthodontic treatment will need to wear some type of oral retainer for the rest of their life. For the first year or so, they’ll need to wear the retainer 24/7. Then, they can graduate to wearing it at night only.

Patients who don’t wear a retainer can have their teeth shift back into their old positions. Their orthodontic investment goes right out the window!

We want your investment to last a lifetime, so we urge you to wear your retainer daily. Our team will help you find the right retainer for your needs and lifestyle and explain how to care for it.

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How Much Are Braces in Bixby Knolls?

The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on:

  • The type of treatment you receive
  • How long you’ll need to receive orthodontic care
  • Whether you need any additional therapies

Our helpful staff will take the time to go over all your costs prior to beginning treatment.

Does Insurance Cover Braces in North Long Beach?

It really depends on your insurance policy. Just because you have a policy from the same insurance company as someone else doesn’t necessarily mean your coverage is the same.

Our team will help you determine the orthodontic benefits of your policy, including:

  • Deductibles
  • Your annual maximum
  • Orthodontic coverage
  • Coverage limitations

Then, we’ll work with you to create a payment plan that works with your budget. We even offer several outside financing options.

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Are You Ready to Start Your Journey Toward a Beautiful Smile?

If you’re ready to take the leap toward a beautiful, healthy, straight smile, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Our Bixby Knolls orthodontic team will work with you to create a treatment plan that’s truly designed for you. We’ll take into consideration your orthodontic needs, as well as your comfort level and aesthetic desires.

We welcome you to schedule an orthodontic consultation. Bring all your questions and concerns, and we’ll be happy to discuss them to help you feel confident in investing in your journey toward a beautiful smile.

Full-Service Orthodontic Treatment at An Affordable Price

If you’d like to schedule an orthodontic consultation, contact Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls today! Call us at (562) 414-5203 or fill out our online contact form.

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