Braces

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics

Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Chardon, OH & Cuyahoga Falls, OH

When it comes to braces, every patient has unique needs. At Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics, with two locations in Chardon and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the talented team understands that, so they offer a range of braces options that includes clear braces, traditional braces, and self-ligating braces. Expert orthodontist Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD, and her team offer individualized treatment plans to help you get great results. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Braces Q & A

What age should you get braces?

Braces patients at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics include preteens, teenagers, and adults of all ages. In general, when it comes to orthodontic treatment, earlier is better. Children’s orthodontics care starts around age 7 if needed.

This is primarily because braces work best when the jaw is still growing. But, braces can work at any age. If you need adult orthodontics, the team can create an individualized treatment plan to straighten your teeth efficiently. The Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics team has the specific experience required to carefully tailor your braces planning for your needs, no matter what your age.

What kind of braces are available?

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics offers several braces options, including:

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces include high-grade stainless steel archwires and brackets, along with small elastics that attach to the brackets.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces have clear brackets that are a little larger than metal ones. These brackets are more fragile than metal, so ceramic braces are usually best for older teens and adults who want unobtrusive braces. Many patients get ceramic braces on the top, with metal braces on the bottom.

Self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces are like other braces but don’t require elastics. Instead, this kind of braces uses unique clips to move the archwires. Self-ligating braces use less force than other types of braces and require fewer adjustments. 

Invisalign®

If none of these options is right for you, Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics also offers a braces alternative called Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are removable clear trays that gradually move your teeth. 

How long do I have to wear braces?

Wear time for braces varies quite a bit according to your individual goals and needs and the type of orthodontic treatment being used. Most Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics patients wear braces for 6-30 months, with 22 months being the average. 

Do I have to wear a retainer after my braces come off?

The team at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics recommends retainer wear after braces. Because your teeth are susceptible to drifting back into their previous position immediately following braces treatment, a retainer is a safe and effective way to maintain results. Retainers are removable and are custom made for your comfort.

To learn more about braces, book your consultation at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics, you can call the office nearest you, or request an appointment online.