Dr. Jared Lee is your Oxnard, CA braces expert
Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Oxnard, CA area, the team at Dr. Jared Lee is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Oxnard, CA, and the surrounding communities.
We’re proud to offer patients various orthodontic options, such as traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.
Braces treatment with your Oxnard, CA braces expert
Our team will collect digital X-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before putting your braces on. This will give Dr. Jared Lee information about how each tooth needs to make to provide you with the best-looking smile. She will use this information to design a customized treatment plan based on your specific orthodontic needs. The treatment plan designed for you will determine how Dr. Jared Lee places your brackets.
We insert the wire to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that we need to move. Bends in the wire encourage precise movements. We call this process remodeling, and it involves minor changes in the bone surrounding the roots of your teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around its root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth where the bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone reforms. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly move teeth into the correct position.
Remodeling requires constant pressure on a tooth, so your teeth will usually drift back towards their original positions over time once we remove your braces. Regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their improved positions!
What your Oxnard, CA braces expert offers
Did you know that today’s braces are better than ever? All of our treatment options are excellent and can correct a variety of simple and complex oral issues. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. These braces, made of stainless steel, straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! But don’t worry, if you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Ceramic braces are another option for straightening your teeth, and they work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a transparent ceramic material instead. They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a subtle treatment option. The brackets tend to be slightly larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, so we usually won’t recommend them for our younger patients. Ceramic braces are used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
You can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly when using traditional braces, which can increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Your trusted Oxnard, CA braces expert
Dr. Jared Lee and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. Dr. Jared Lee believes that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Your doctor will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life when choosing braces treatment with our practice. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and your life!
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!