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Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics. This is part two of our blog series about the top eight things you should know about orthodontics. In our last blog, we talked about some of the additional benefits of braces, the qualification of your oral health specialist, and how Camilo Riano Orthodontics helps you save both time and money. Keep reading to learn several more things you should know and give us a call if you have any questions for us.

Orthodontic Treatment Is For Everyone

Believe it or not, no matter how young or old you are, orthodontic treatment works the same way. Here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we’ll be happy to straighten your teeth whether you’re a pre-teen or you’re getting ready to retire. You should note, however, that just because teeth are able to move at any age, that doesn’t mean there won’t be complications that may prevent us from applying braces. For example, periodontal disease is more common in old age and it’s not recommended that you apply braces until the teeth and supporting structures are repaired. On the other end of the spectrum, your orthodontist may recommend that young children wait until their teeth are fully developed to get braces.

Metal Braces Are Not Your Only Option

You’ll be happy to know that the standard tacky metal braces are not your only option for braces. And they probably aren’t the best option for you either. The complaint that many people have about traditional braces is that they stand out in pictures and they can be annoying to wear. Here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign, Incognito Lingual braces, and clear ceramic braces. All of these options are inconspicuous and much more comfortable than traditional braces. Invisalign uses an aligner that can be removed while eating meaning you won’t have to change up your eating habits.

You Should Do Your Research

It’s not always great to jump into things right away especially when it comes to orthodontics. Instead, you should spend time researching your options. Unfortunately, not all orthodontists offices are as renowned and respected as Camilo Riano Orthodontics. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care in the industry and provide you with plenty of options to find what works for you instead of applying a one-size-fits-all approach.

Braces Make Oral Health Easier To Maintain

Possibly one of the greatest benefits of orthodontic treatment is that it makes maintaining your oral health much easier. So how does this work exactly? When teeth are misaligned, it’s very difficult to brush a floss effectively. You may need to spend an extra few minutes every day ensuring that you get every spot on the teeth and around the gums. However, when teeth are straight, you won’t have to worry about this and floss won’t get stuck like it would when teeth are overlapping.

Speak With Our Orthodontists in San Francisco

If you’re looking for a certified and trusted orthodontist in San Francisco, look no further than Camilo Riano Orthodontics. Our focus is on finding the optimal solution for your needs whether that be Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, lingual braces, or clear ceramic braces. We will take the care to get you exactly what you need. If you’re not quite sure what you want or need, we will walk through all of your options presenting the pros and cons.ultimately, we want whatever is best for your long-term health and well-being. Have any questions or concerns? Give us a call today or fill out our online form.

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