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An Introduction to Braces

Orthodontic braces are commonly used to correct malocclusion (bad bite) and misalignment of the teeth. Braces are typically recommended for children and teenagers, but an increasing number of adults are now seeking orthodontic treatments. Dental braces owe their success to technology that supports predictable results. Braces are tailored to the wearer’s unique needs and create beautifully straight smiles.

There are several common alignment problems that dental braces can fix:

  • Underbite – The lower jaw projects further than the upper jaw

  • Overbite – The upper jaw projects further than the lower jaw

  • Overcrowding –The teeth twist or are misaligned due to insufficient space in arches

  • Crossbite – Teeth on the upper arch bite down inside or outside of the corresponding teeth on the lower arch and vice versa

Why Choose Braces?

Crooked, twisted or poorly spaced teeth can be an aesthetic issue, but malocclusion and dental misalignment impact far more than appearance. In fact, malocclusion has been linked to other dental problems, as well as uncomfortable physical issues. Even a single improperly positioned tooth can cause difficulties in hygiene routines and make patients feel self-conscious.

Braces offer many benefits, including:

  • Improved Oral Hygiene – Poorly aligned teeth can make maintaining excellent oral hygiene difficult. Hard-to-reach places between overlapped and tight teeth can become breeding grounds for oral bacteria.      

  • Better Digestion – Serious digestive disorders can result from improper chewing created by significant bite misalignment. Realigning the teeth and jaw using braces restores optimal functionality.        

  • Improved Confidence – Dental patients with properly aligned teeth enjoy a positive self-image and do not feel worried about displaying their smiles in social and professional situations.

If you have any questions or concerns about orthodontic braces, please contact your oral health professional.


Dr. Delio’s office is simply the best. He is talented and incredibly kind, the assistants are fantastic, and the administrative staff is impeccable. They were very thorough and always helpful, even when it wasn’t convenient for them. We’re so thankful that our kids will have such a great smile because they were so well taken care of! I’d recommend this office to everyone who needs orthodontic care.

Jenny Salazar

Such a great experience! This practice is very family oriented and they truly make feel like you’re a part of their community. Tracy is so warm and friendly. We always have something to talk about when waiting for my son. Dr. Delio is so nice and patient. He always makes time to come out and greet you and explain what’s going on. My son’s treatment is complete after two years and we are so happy with the results. My 16 year old’s teeth look amazing and this was all around the best experience I’ve ever had with a medical practice. Highly, highly recommend. They’re just great peop

Abril Marin

Delio Ortho was the second office I went to for my daughter. The first wanted to do a palate expander. Dr. Delio came up with a different plan. The two years quoted at the start of treatment was exact, my daughter wore her rubber bands. Tracy and all of the staff go beyond what is expected!

Heather Rundquist

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