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Braces are a top-notch appliance that can help you achieve the strong, healthy and attractive smile you desire. If you have questions about braces, it might be difficult to ensure it’s the right treatment for you and to have the most successful orthodontic treatment possible. So, our orthodontist, Dr. David Li, encourages you to find the answers to your braces questions. To help you do so, he would like to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Question No. 1: What types of braces are available?
Answer: There are many different types of braces you can use to align your teeth. However, the most commonly used appliances include metal braces and ceramic braces. Metal braces are silver in color and ceramic braces are shaded to match your tooth enamel to be less noticeable.

Question No. 2: How do braces align my teeth?
Answer: You will need to visit our office regularly for adjustment appointments. During these visits, our orthodontist will tighten the braces wires, which will apply pressure to the brackets and teeth. This pressure will slowly shift your teeth over time.

Question No. 3: Are there limitations when I have braces?
Answer: There are a few limitations when you have braces. One major limitation is certain foods. Hard and sticky foods can break the appliance, so it’s important to avoid them as much as possible.

For more information and details about braces in San Diego, California, please contact our orthodontic team at San Diego Orthodontic Specialists. When you dial 858-560-4047, we will be thrilled to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!