Braces Specialist

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Shine Dental

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fremont, CA

Are you tired of smiling and seeing crooked teeth or gaps? Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, at Shine Dental in Fremont, California, can give you the perfect smile. From traditional braces to clear aligners, the highly experienced team can give you braces that match your lifestyle. To get a smile you can be proud of, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Braces Q & A

Who is eligible for braces?

Adolescents and teens are not the only candidates for braces. If you are an adult who never had braces as a child, you could have conditions such as an underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw that could be causing headaches, earaches, chewing issues, and other conditions.

You may also be unhappy with the appearance of your teeth or smile. Braces for adults can fix these conditions, and with the latest advancements, you can even wear braces that most people won’t even see.

In addition, many men and women who wore braces as a child could experience the shifting of their teeth over time. If your teeth have shifted, Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, at Shine Dental can adjust your teeth and give you back your perfect smile.

Using onsite digital X-rays, panoramic X-rays, and 3D CT scans, she will determine the most effective braces for your teeth.

What types of braces are available?

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and are attached to the front of your teeth. These braces are designed to put pressure in certain places and slowly cause your teeth to move into the desired position.

You will need regularly scheduled appointments so your doctor can make adjustments as your teeth move into alignment.

Invisalign®  braces

Also known as invisible braces, Invisalign aligners are clear, removable appliances that cover your teeth. Every week or two, you put on a new set of aligners that are slightly more corrective than the last set. And over time, they gradually shift your teeth until they’re straight. Furthermore, you can take them out to eat, brush, or floss.

Because Invisalign aligners are clear and are not easily visible, they are a popular choice for adults seeking straighter teeth. They are also a good and effective option for people with mild spacing problems or teeth that have begun to shift direction.

How long will I have to wear braces?

How long you wear braces depends on several factors, including what needs to be corrected. Some patients can be treated in a little over one year, but many will need to wear braces for two years or more to achieve their goals. You can avoid delays in your treatment by taking care of your teeth and braces.

Follow Dr. Raveendranath’s instructions on how to clean your braces and brush and floss your teeth. You may be informed about foods you should avoid to prevent damaging your braces.

Call or click online for Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, at Shine Dental to schedule your consultation today.