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Dailley Dental Care Location Elmwood in Berkeley, CA

Fixed Orthodontics & Dental Braces


Do you or one of your family members suffer from malocclusion (misalignment of the jaw), overcrowded, or crooked teeth? Are you looking to correct these concerns? You may be happy to learn that every day there are new advancements being made in orthodontics. What this means to you is there are more treatment options available to you. However, if you are trying to decide what kind of braces you need, the sheer volume of options can be overwhelming. If you think braces might be right for you, Anthony Dailley, DDS at Dailley Dental Care in Berkeley can help you determine that.

Braces for Adults


Did you know that 4 million people in the U.S wear braces? Twenty five percent of that number are adults. The braces that are available today are quite different than what was available when you were a child. Because of these advancements, more and more adults are seeking solutions to correct alignment issues that were not addressed in childhood.

Have you been wanting to straighten your teeth? It's not too late.

Braces Today


How have braces changed since you were a child? The answer is quite a bit! You will have a wide variety of options to choose from. Those options will most likely include:
•  Traditional: Made with steel and metal brackets, but stronger and more light weight than traditional braces used to be.
•  Ceramic: Similar to traditional braces, but less conspicuous due to the transparent ceramic material.
•  Forsus Appliances: For difficult overbites. An appliance is placed inside the cheek and then attached to the braces.
•  Palatal Expanders: For overcrowded teeth.
•  Self Ligating: Similar to comprehensive braces, except they do not utilize elastometeric rings or ligature wires.
•  Invisalign: A clear aligner that corrects malocclusion.

Some Biomechanical Limitations You May Face


It is better to get braces as a child. The bones of a child are still soft and growing. They do not suffer from bone loss and their tissue is more adaptable to adjustments. If you are an adult who is getting or considering braces, you should understand the challenges you might face.

Extraction Issues: Previous tooth extraction sites may present complications. When you lose a tooth, bone loss occurs underneath the empty pocket. We might have to add prosthetic bone. This involves a routine procedure with minimal discomfort that is easily managed.

Compromised Oral Health: Children are usually in better health than adults. It is not uncommon for an adult to have mild gingivitis or periodontitis. Do not worry! We will address these concerns before we get started.

Bone Mass: As you age and stop growing, your bones become harder, and less dense. Compromised bone mass in the mouth can lead to inadequate blood flow at the root of the tooth. It will be more difficult for your mouth as a whole to shift and re-adjust into the right positions.

Why Get Braces?


Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the obstacles you might face? Try not to worry too much. Braces are beneficial for nearly every patient regardless of age, and Anthony Dailley, DDS will be guiding you every step of the way. The alternative is much worse. If you have jaw alignment issues, otherwise known as a malocclusion, or crooked or overcrowded teeth the challenges will be much greater than if you invest in braces now.
If you are in need of braces but do not get them you are at a greater risk for:
•  Tooth decay
•  Periodontitis
•  Headaches
•  Oral bacterial infections
•  Ear aches
•  TMJ
•  Trouble eating and speaking
•  Halitosis
•  Sleep apnea and snoring

Make An Appointment


Have you always regretted not getting braces as a child? Is your overbite getting worse and causing you problems? Are you ready to have straight teeth and a healthy smile? Call Dailley Dental Care today at (510) 883-3454.





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Did you know that 4 million people in the U.S wear braces? Twenty five percent of that number are adults. The braces that are available today are quite different than what was available when you were a child. Because of these advancements, more and more adults are seeking solutions to correct alignment issues that were not addressed in childhood.

Have you been wanting to straighten your teeth? It's not too late.

Braces Today


How have braces changed since you were a child? The answer is quite a bit! You will have a wide variety of options to choose from. Those options will most likely include:
•  Traditional: Made with steel and metal brackets, but stronger and more light weight than traditional braces used to be.
•  Ceramic: Similar to traditional braces, but less conspicuous due to the transparent ceramic material.
•  Forsus Appliances: For difficult overbites. An appliance is placed inside the cheek and then attached to the braces.
•  Palatal Expanders: For overcrowded teeth.
•  Self Ligating: Similar to comprehensive braces, except they do not utilize elastometeric rings or ligature wires.
•  Invisalign: A clear aligner that corrects malocclusion.

Some Biomechanical Limitations You May Face


It is better to get braces as a child. The bones of a child are still soft and growing. They do not suffer from bone loss and their tissue is more adaptable to adjustments. If you are an adult who is getting or considering braces, you should understand the challenges you might face.

Extraction Issues: Previous tooth extraction sites may present complications. When you lose a tooth, bone loss occurs underneath the empty pocket. We might have to add prosthetic bone. This involves a routine procedure with minimal discomfort that is easily managed.

Compromised Oral Health: Children are usually in better health than adults. It is not uncommon for an adult to have mild gingivitis or periodontitis. Do not worry! We will address these concerns before we get started.

Bone Mass: As you age and stop growing, your bones become harder, and less dense. Compromised bone mass in the mouth can lead to inadequate blood flow at the root of the tooth. It will be more difficult for your mouth as a whole to shift and re-adjust into the right positions.

Why Get Braces?


Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the obstacles you might face? Try not to worry too much. Braces are beneficial for nearly every patient regardless of age, and Anthony Dailley, DDS will be guiding you every step of the way. The alternative is much worse. If you have jaw alignment issues, otherwise known as a malocclusion, or crooked or overcrowded teeth the challenges will be much greater than if you invest in braces now.
If you are in need of braces but do not get them you are at a greater risk for:
•  Tooth decay
•  Periodontitis
•  Headaches
•  Oral bacterial infections
•  Ear aches
•  TMJ
•  Trouble eating and speaking
•  Halitosis
•  Sleep apnea and snoring

Make An Appointment


Have you always regretted not getting braces as a child? Is your overbite getting worse and causing you problems? Are you ready to have straight teeth and a healthy smile? Call Dailley Dental Care today at (510) 883-3454.





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It is no secret that caring for orthodontic appliances correctly can be challenging for patients of all ages. The time to learn how to do so is before you even have braces so that you can prepare yourself and your family for the extra time and precision it will take. For those who may be less than fastidious in their dental hygiene, this can be frustrating, but improper care can result in extensive and expensive damage.

Of course, Anthony Dailley, DDS will provide you with extensive instructions tailored just for you that you will need to follow. Until then, here is a little information to get you started.

Dental Hygiene With Braces


The standard for dental hygiene without braces is quite simple. Brush twice a day for about two minutes. Floss once a day, preferably at night. Do not forget to use fluoride, and rinse with mouthwash after brushing. Simple, right? Dental hygiene with braces is much more complicated because you will have to clean in and around the appliance, making sure to remove any particles that are trapped because of the hardware. You are also going to have to start carrying floss, toothpaste and a toothbrush with you because you are going to need to clean your teeth after you eat every time.

If you do not follow the recommended guidelines, and are not careful than plaque biofilm colonies will grow and produce acid. Acid eats away at your teeth and gums and you can develop chalky white spots around the hardware of the braces. The good news is that damaging your teeth can be prevented with proper care.

Tips For Proper Care


In addition to normal dental hygiene, here are a few extra tips to keep in mind:
1.  If you have elastic, remove the elastic before cleaning.
2.  If you have children make sure to supervise and guide them as they are learning the right techniques.
3.  Be gentle. If you are too forceful, it is possible to damage the appliance
4.  Do not forget to brush all of the exposed surfaces of brackets and wires.
5.  While flossing use a floss threader so that you can accurately and thoroughly guide the floss under the wires and into the spaces between the teeth.
6.  Invest in interdental cleaners and an oral irrigation system to ensure that you are removing as much food bacteria as possible.
7.  Make sure to use fluoride, which is even more necessary with braces.
8.  If you play sports, makes sure to wear a mouth guard on the upper and lower arches.

Foods To Avoid


There is no way around the fact that if you have orthopedic appliances, there are going to be some foods that you will have to abstain from. These foods fall into three categories: sticky, hard and crunchy. Sticky food like gummy candy, peanut butter, and gum is easily trapped by the appliance hardware and is hard to clean. You will also want to avoid hard and crunchy food such as tough meat, hard raw vegetables, and ice, just to name a few. Hard and crunchy foods can damage your braces, and even crack your teeth.

If you are worried about eating the wrong thing, try not to be. Anthony Dailley, DDS will provide you with a more detailed list of foods you should avoid. Make sure to follow it!

If You Damage Your Braces


It is possible to damage your braces. You cannot fix your braces by yourself. If the braces snap or break, or if any of the hardware comes loose call us immediately at (510) 883-3454 to schedule an appointment.


Location
2999 Regent St #302
Berkeley, CA 94705

Hours
Monday & Thursday: 7am–4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am–7pm

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