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Our Services

Braces in Santa Ana, CA

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The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment can greatly improve the appearance of your smile, oral health, and self-confidence. For patients with moderate alignment issues, clear aligners may be your best bet for a quicker, straighter smile, however, every patient and their needs vary and not every patient is a suitable candidate for clear aligners. For patients with more severe cases, including over and underbites, crooked teeth, or overcrowding, traditional braces are for you. Whether your case is moderate or severe, you can rest assured that our dentist can provide you with the highest level of orthodontic care possible to provide you with a smile you will love.

What Are Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets to shift teeth into proper alignment. Over the course of your treatment, we regularly perform adjustments at our office. During these visits, we tighten the wires, which cause your teeth to move into the next phase of alignment. The typical treatment timeline is between 12-24-months. Traditional braces can correct various alignment issues, including: overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps, open bite, and overcrowding.

Typically, for patients who require serious correction, wire braces are recommended since they can carry the necessary force to drastically shift teeth into proper alignment. However, for more discreet treatment, we may suggest ceramic braces or clear aligners, depending on your individual needs. The greatest advantages for most patients is that braces can transform their smile, restore their self-confidence, improve their appearance, and offer many oral health benefits. By correcting crooked, overlapping, and crowded teeth, you can brush and floss more efficiently, chew more easily, and smile more confidently. As your bite becomes properly aligned, it can also relieve tension on your jaw which often causes discomfort if your teeth are not properly aligned.

To begin treatment, we attach brackets to the front of each tooth. Rubber bands are then wrapped around the brackets to place tension on your teeth. Finally, a metal wire is inserted to connect the brackets. Together these pieces shift and guide your teeth into proper alignment. Once your treatment goals have been met, your braces can be removed. You are then provided with a retainer which should be worn regularly to prevent your teeth from shifting out of place. Wearing your retainer as recommended is especially critical in the first few months after removal of your braces, since the hard and soft tissues supporting your teeth are not yet stabilized. Typically, you can reduce the frequency of how often you wear your retainer over time, eventually only wearing it at night or a few times each week.

Our Dental Care Team

Our Dental Care Team

Bright Smile Dental has been a trusted dental care provider in Santa Ana, California since 2008. Our patients throughout Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Midway City, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, and the surrounding area have continued to bring their friends and family to our practice because of our dedication to providing high quality care. Our patients expect the best dental experience, and we accomplish this by combining the latest dental technology with the most effective methods in dentistry.

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Please note, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
Regarding insurance, we accept almost all PPO insurances and are in-network for most plans. As a courtesy to all of our patients (in/out of network), we take care of the claim filing and processing. At this time, we do not accept HMO or Medicaid, however, we do offer dental financing through CareCredit.

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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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