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Did you know, having proper alignment is essential to oral health? Well, it’s true! There are many reasons to have your teeth in the ideal arrangement that can benefit your oral health long-term. To help you learn more about orthodontics, our orthodontist, Dr. Rehana Khan with Santa Monica Orthodontics in Santa Monica, California, is happy to help you.

Having the correct type of treatment for your smile is essential because every smile has different needs to reach the ideal alignment. Having the proper alignment for your teeth have also been shown to improve self-esteem giving you a smile you can be proud of, and it will be easier to clean them preventing cavities and gum disease. When your teeth are in the perfect alignment, they are also less likely to injuries such as cracked teeth, fractured teeth, or chipped teeth.

Did you know, there are many various types of orthodontic treatments available? Traditional braces are very common, especially among the teenagers and younger adults. Having the metal wires and brackets help adjust your smile into the correct alignment over time and can at times be painful. However, there are also ceramic braces available which are more discreet and fashionable among adults and teens alike. In many cases, ceramic braces can be color matched to your teeth or favorite color. The most popular type of orthodontic treatments is clear aligners, like Invisalign® because they are tough to see and can be used on many diverse alignment issues.

As you can see, there are many reasons to choose orthodontics and there are various options to choose from depending on your unique needs. If you would like to learn more, please call our office at 310-393-3344, so we can help you today!