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While many different types of braces exist, all work on the same simple principle of readjusting the ligaments attaching your teeth to their sockets. The ligaments are slowly stretch out, moving your teeth over the course of months to give you the straight smile you’ve been looking for.

Braces are commonly used to correct alignment or crowding issues that occur when primary teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. This could be a result of the teeth being replaced at different intervals or a result of a tooth being extracted in childhood because of severe tooth decay.

A prevalent under or overbite, known as malocclusion, occurs when the upper or lower jaw is aligned unevenly from the other. Not only can this impair the ability to chew food and affect your appearance, but it can also lead to chips and fractures.

The severity of the alignment issue will directly influence the number of adjustment sessions that your orthodontist, Dr. Donald W Linck II, will need to perform to achieve your ideal smile.

If you have alignment issues with your teeth, you should strongly consider calling Donald W. Linck II DDS, INC at 925-933-0435 to see how braces in Pleasant Hill, California, can improve you smile.