What are Braces?
Traditional braces can straighten and perfectly realign your smile. This orthodontic treatment option is ideal for patients of all ages. Braces use metal wiring and brackets to apply pressure to any teeth needing to be straightened. Treatment can take a few months to a couple of years depending on how severely misaligned your smile currently is.
Why would you need Braces?
Issues with misalignment and crowding can mean more than problems with your self-esteem. If your teeth are too crowded, it might be impossible to clean and floss around them. Without being able to properly clean these teeth, they become more prone to both tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can improve your confidence as well as your dental health.
What makes someone a candidate for Braces?
Traditional braces are ideal for all ages, even adults. We recommend to parents to bring their kids in for an orthodontic consult around the time their child is about seven years old. However, regardless of your age, you can and should consider orthodontic treatment. Properly treating your orthodontic problems can enhance your smile and improve your appearance.
What can be expected during treatment using Braces?
Orthodontic treatment using braces always begins with a full consultation. We’ll examine your teeth to determine a treatment plan that is best for your needs. We then apply brackets to each tooth and use a thin metal wire to adjust the teeth. The wiring is then adjusted at each subsequent orthodontic appointment. When your teeth are completely straightened, we will make a retainer that you’ll wear nightly in order to keep your teeth looking their absolute best. Traditional braces have been used for decades and are still one of the most popular orthodontic methods available for patients of all ages. These braces are not removable, so there is no chance of forgetting to replace them if they have been taken out of the mouth.
If you think you might benefit from braces and orthodontic treatment, our team of professionals can help to answer any questions you might have.