If you suffer from a degree of dental misalignment, you should certainly consult with a professional dental team about straightening your teeth. Not only can orthodontic treatment enhance your facial aesthetics, but it can also provide significant oral health benefits. Modern dentistry offers a number of teeth-straightening methods, but traditional braces remain one of the most popular and effective options. Get in touch with our office today to learn more about how they may be able to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile.
When you first receive braces, small metal pieces called brackets will be bonded to your teeth. A wire, called an archwire, will attach the brackets to one another. Together, the brackets and wire will apply gentle, consistent pressure to your teeth in order to move them into their proper positions. Some patients require additional orthodontic accessories, such as small rubber bands, to achieve optimum results. You will visit us periodically (every 6 – 8 weeks or so) so we can adjust the braces and monitor the movements of your teeth.
We will be able to provide you with details about your treatment journey after we have the opportunity to examine your teeth during your consultation. We will also be pleased to answer your questions about what you should eat and how you should clean your teeth throughout your time with braces.
Traditional braces are appropriate for a wide range of individuals. They are useful for both children and adults, and they can correct many different orthodontic issues, from the mild to severe. Some examples of problems they can usually address include:
Of course, traditional braces are not ideal for everyone. If you have mild to moderate dental misalignment and would prefer a more discrete way to straighten your teeth, ask us about Invisalign® clear aligners. Our goal is to create a treatment plan that meets both your needs and your preferences.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of traditional braces include: