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Looking for an Orthodontist in Citrus Heights, CA?
A patient at Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics needs braces. This is Dr. Cindy with that patient.Some people think that traditional braces are the most popular way to straighten teeth. At Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are experts in both standard braces and other devices that straighten teeth. You or your child may need orthodontic care, and we can help you figure out which method will work best.

Traditional braces are made up of metal clips that are connected to a thin wire by a group of elastic bands. As treatment goes on, we tighten the wire to put pressure on the teeth and slowly move them into the right place. This method can fix crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or a malocclusion, which means the bite is not straight.

Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics will help kids and teens get into good health habits. Our method with two specialists will help keep you from getting cavities and gum disease while you're getting treatment.

How to Take Care of Your Traditional Braces
Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important while you are getting dental treatment. When you have standard braces, the brackets are glued to the front of your teeth. This makes it harder to clean these areas properly. The wire that holds the clamps together can also make it harder to floss.

When you brush, pay extra attention to the areas around the hooks to keep plaque and tartar from building up there. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste that are approved by the ADA. We recommend an electric toothbrush that is made especially for people with braces. We might also give you a special kind of floss that fits better between your teeth and the wire. You might want to use an antibacterial mouth rinse for extra safety.

Why traditional braces are better
In modern orthodontics, traditional braces are still used because they are often the best way to treat severe crowding and bad bites. Compared to other devices, they give us more power over how little by little certain teeth move. One of the least expensive ways to straighten your teeth today is with traditional braces.

Some patients are worried about how their braces look. However, smaller brackets and thinner wires have made current braces look better than ever beforehand. Modern braces are more comfy and only need to be worn for shorter periods of time because bracket technology has improved.

What Comes Next for Traditional Braces
Retainers are important for keeping your smile bright. The people who work in orthodontics here want your smile to last as long as possible, just like you do. Our orthodontists say that you should wear your retainers all day and night, only taking them out to eat. After you've worn your retainers every day for a year, our orthodontist will check to see if you are ready to wear them every night.

Depending on what you want, we have a few different contracts. A lot of people choose a clear plastic brace that looks like an aligner tray. Some people use a more classic tool that is made of acrylic and a thin metal wire.

For Visalign
Dr. Chris taking a picture with a patientYou can straighten your teeth without anyone seeing! Invisalign is the most modern clear aligner in the world. Invisalign has become more and more common with our patients, both kids and adults, over the last 20 years. A 3-D computer reader (iTero scanner) is used in this technology to make a set of clear aligners that are just right for each person. It takes about two weeks to wear each aligner, which moves your teeth a little at a time, until you have a smile that never ends.

Because our orthodontist has taken a lot of advanced courses with Invisalign, he or she can handle more difficult cases and is now a trusted and committed provider for Invisalign's three-tiered aligner series: Invisalign First, Invisalign Teen, and Invisalign for Adults.

Get Invisalign First
Early interceptive Phase 1 treatment like Invisalign First is made for younger kids who need extra help with their jaw and teeth while they are still growing. With Invisalign First, the aligners are used to make the mouth bigger and straighten the few permanent teeth that are already there. This makes room for the teeth that are still to come. The Invisalign First system boosts self-esteem, teaches good oral health, and is made to be comfortable. Kids as young as 7 are excited to be on their way to having a beautiful smile that never ends.

With Invisalign Teen
If your teen is busy and wants to play sports, play an instrument, or put on a show, Invisalign Teen is the best option for them! With Invisalign, you don't have to go to as many visits, which saves you time. As guided by our orthodontic team, our teens need to change their aligners every one to two weeks. Teens should get Invisalign to fix crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, crossbites, overbites, and even underbites.

It's easy to brush and floss your teeth because they are replaceable!

Adults Can Get Invisalign
Invisalign is great for adults who want to get the smile of their dreams without having to make many changes to their daily lives, even if they have had braces in the past. No one will know that you are getting orthodontic treatment while you go about your work, family, and busy plans. It is never too late to get the smile you want, as long as you have a loving orthodontic team by your side.


7916 Pebble Beach Dr. Suite #101
Citrus Heights, CA 95610-7790


(916) 962-0577


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