There are many types of braces available to help straighten teeth and correct smiles. We offer traditional braces, lingual braces, and even Invisalign® aligners for patients looking to correct their smiles. With traditional braces, our office uses brackets and wires to create straight teeth and a beautiful smile. Lingual braces offer patients a similar solution, but they attach to the back of the teeth and reduce the appearance of metal in the mouth.
If you or your child needs braces or has been referred to our office for braces, we encourage you to contact our office. You can watch the stories and reviews below to hear from other patients who have received braces at our office and learn about the patient experience. We look forward to providing you with high-quality and compassionate care.
At Nalchajian Orthodontics, we offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to help you achieve your best smile. Advances in orthodontics allow you to choose from a variety of treatment options to best suit your specific needs, preferences, and budget.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Greg Nalchajian or Dr. Nicole Nalchajian, we will discuss all your options for braces and help you select the type that will provide your best result! We offer the full scope of orthodontic care in both of our offices in Fresno, CA, and Clovis, CA.
From traditional braces to clear aligners, our office has multiple options to suit your orthodontic needs and personal preferences. Here are a few of the most popular options for braces.
Whether you are seeking orthodontic treatment for your child or yourself, our greatest goal is to deliver an optimal patient experience while providing the best in orthodontic care. To learn more about your treatment options for yourself or your child, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. Drs. Greg Nalchajian and Nicole Nalchajian will assess your current oral health situation and help you select the type of braces that will provide a beautiful new smile. We look forward to meeting you at Nalchajian Orthodontics!
Traditional metal braces remain a very popular choice for their affordability and performance and are still recognized as the most common orthodontic technique. Today's metal braces have evolved to offer an experience more comfortable and customizable than ever before.
With metal braces, stainless steel brackets and wires are used and work by placing constant and gentle pressure on the teeth. Over time, this pressure shifts your teeth into optimal alignment.
There are 4 components of traditional braces:
During your adjustment appointments, your orthodontist will check to make sure that every component of your appliance is in place and that your treatment is going to plan. Your orthodontist will then adjust your braces that will continue to shift your teeth into proper alignment. Some patients may experience minimal discomfort after an adjustment, but most patients forget they are even wearing braces.
The ligature elastics, ties, and brackets are offered in a variety of colors and can be changed during adjustments. This is a fun and special way to show off your orthodontic treatment and gives you the opportunity to show off your unique style.
We value our patients and their loved ones, and we strive to give our patients a smile that is healthy, straight, and beautiful. If you are interested in braces for you or your child, we encourage you to contact our office. We can schedule a complimentary consultation with you and come up with a treatment plan that suits your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
At Nalchajian Orthodontics, we understand that creating your new smile takes work. But, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the process! Drs. Greg and Nicole Nalchajian want your orthodontic care to be comfortable and pleasant. By making a few small adjustments to your day-to-day routine, you can ensure that your new appliances create a smile that shines for years to come!
While plenty of your favorite foods and snacks can be enjoyed while you have braces, some foods can damage your appliances and need to be avoided. Take care to avoid foods that are hard, sticky, chewy, or crunchy.
Foods to Avoid with Braces
Foods You Can Eat with Braces
It is normal to feel a little sore after you first get your braces. A mild saltwater solution can help relieve the pain. Simply dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of lukewarm water, then swish and gargle for a couple of minutes. Do not swallow the saltwater solution. An over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen, can also help relieve the pain.
Your mouth might feel different for a little while and can take up to 2 weeks to get used to the new appliances. Your lips, cheeks, and tongue can become irritated during this time. Wax can be applied to reduce tenderness. A mild saltwater solution can help relieve the pain and help the irritations inside your lips and cheeks heal more quickly. Simply dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of lukewarm water, then swish and gargle for a couple of minutes. Do not swallow the saltwater solution.
Loose teeth during your treatment is normal—in fact, it is necessary for tooth movement. Once your treatment has been completed, your teeth will no longer be loose.
Please contact our office if your wires and bands become loose. We will resolve this issue as soon as possible and repair your appliance if needed. If you are unable to see us right away, you can use the back of a spoon or a pencil eraser to push a loose or poking wire back into position gently. If you are experiencing any pain or irritation because of a broken wire, wax or a cotton ball soaked in water can help. Be sure to bring any piece of your appliance that may have broken or fallen off to the appointment.
You need to know how to take care of your appliances and follow your orthodontist’s instructions, such as the use of your headgear, rubber bands, retainer, and other appliances.
To prevent damage while you play sports, consider wearing a mouth guard. In the case of a sports emergency, check your mouth and appliance for any sign of damage. Contact us immediately if you notice a loose wire or bracket.
During your orthodontic treatment, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Improper care can lead to a delay in your orthodontic treatment or even cavities and gum disease. Be sure to brush and floss and wear your appliances as directed.
We will check in with you during your adjustment appointments to make sure that your treatment plan is on track. It is also the ideal time to ask us any questions about your orthodontic care. If you have a question for us and do not have an appointment, please give us a call at our offices in Fresno, CA, or Clovis, CA. Drs. Greg and Nicole and the rest of our team is happy to answer any questions that you may have and can work through several solutions over the phone.