A properly aligned smile not only improves esthetic but function too. Dr. Ricky Singh and his dental team provide orthodontic intervention in Berkeley, CA. Schedule today for an alignment consultation!
Braces and Aligners in Berkeley
A straight smile fits much better than teeth that are crooked or unevenly spaced. This helps teeth have an even biting surface, avoiding wear that may warrant premature crowns or tooth replacement. Additionally, a straight set of teeth balances the smile, evening out facial features and potentially eliminating jaw-related issues, like underbite and overbite. Orthodontic treatment can address the following occlusal problems:
- Crooked Teeth
- Crowded Teeth
- Impacted Teeth
- Cross Bite
Each patient’s smile is unique, requiring a personalized approach to their care. Dr. Singh offers care depending on your needs and desires.
Traditional braces address nearly all forms of malocclusion. This method uses a set of metal wires and brackets to straighten teeth. Perfect for pre-teens, teenagers, and adults, traditional braces are a tried and true method for improving the alignment of teeth. The benefits of traditional braces are:
- Reliable and proven
- Works well for teens and adults
- Comprehensive treatment
Clear Braces offer a discreet alternative to traditional braces and resolve mild to moderate forms of malocclusion. We offer Invisalign® clear aligners as our preferred method for clear braces. Dr. Ricky Singh is a certified provider of Invisalign clear braces in Berkeley.
This method uses a series of clear aligners that fit comfortably over teeth like a mouth guard and gently apply pressure in the areas needing movement. These address misalignment without the additional bulk of traditional braces. This option is recommended for professionals and individuals that want to avoid esthetic changes to their smile during important events, such as weddings or meeting people for business. The benefits of clear braces include:
- Removable design
- Practically invisible
- No diet restrictions
- Safe during sporting events
While both methods differ in their application, they often produce nearly identical results. Selecting the right set of braces comes down to the degree of misalignment and a person’s personal preference, which Dr. Singh and his team will diagnose and provide thorough information to help you decide.
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Our dental practice is dedicated to helping you achieve your smile goals. Call our dental practice in Berkeley for an orthodontic consultation and treatment with Dr. Ricky Singh.