Before they decide to get braces, many patients have questions. Since it’s a big decision, Dr. Manuel Ohannessian at MGO Dental in San Bernardino, CA wants to make sure you understand everything about braces, from why people choose to get them to how long you'll need to wear them.
Braces are usually needed to address two factors. First, they can help with the aesthetics of your smile by straightening out your teeth. Secondly, they can correct your bite so you don’t wear down your teeth quickly, which would likely create serious dental problems for you in the future.
The timeframe for wearing braces depends on each patient, but you can usually expect to wear them for at least eighteen months. You'll also need to wear a retainer afterwards for at least a year both day and night to keep your bite corrected. In order to take care of your teeth and your braces, you will need to brush regularly and very carefully.
At MGO Dental, the team works by the motto "healthy teeth and gums for life.” Dr. Manuel Ohannessian and his dedicated staff want to make sure you’re happy with your smile and that your teeth and gums are healthy, and they will do everything they can to help you achieve both. That's why they offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments, from conventional braces to clear braces, and treat a wide variety of dental issues, including overbites, underbites, misaligned bites, and much more.
In addition to their orthodontic services, MGO Dental is San Bernardino's one-stop shop for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgery. Dr. Ohannessian is always up to date on the latest dental technology and procedures, and he and his team are committed to ensuring that you and your family receive efficient treatment in a comfortable setting.
If you have questions about getting braces or any other dentistry concerns, MGO Dental is here to answer them. Visit their website or call (909) 386-3650 to schedule your appointment today.