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Traditional Braces

Straighten your teeth with traditional metal braces, offering reliable results for all ages.

Introduction to Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are a time-tested orthodontic treatment used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. Comprising metal brackets and wires, they are highly effective for treating a wide range of dental alignment issues, from simple to complex cases. Traditional braces remain one of the most reliable and cost-effective methods for achieving a straight and healthy smile.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

  • Effective for Complex Issues: Capable of correcting severe overcrowding, misalignments, and bite issues more effectively than other types of braces.
  • Durable: Made from high-grade stainless steel, traditional braces are designed to withstand the rigors of everyday wear and tear.
  • Cost-Effective: Generally less expensive than newer orthodontic treatments like clear aligners.
  • Customizable: With options for colored bands, patients can personalize their braces, making the treatment experience more enjoyable, especially for younger patients.

How Traditional Braces Work

Traditional braces apply continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape as pressure is applied, allowing for the correction of alignment and bite problems.

What to Expect During Treatment with Traditional Braces

The process for getting and maintaining traditional braces includes:

  1. Initial Consultation: An examination, X-rays, and possibly making a plaster model of your teeth to determine if traditional braces are the best treatment for your orthodontic needs.
  2. Application: The metal brackets are bonded to your teeth and connected with a wire. Adjustments are made approximately every 4-6 weeks to advance the alignment process.
  3. Duration of Treatment: Depending on the complexity of the case, treatment typically lasts from 1 to 3 years.
  4. Removal and Retainers: Once treatment is complete, braces are removed and retainers are provided to ensure teeth stay in their new positions.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Maintaining your braces is crucial for the success of your treatment:

  • Cleaning: Regular brushing and flossing around brackets and wires, using specialized cleaning tools like orthodontic brushes and floss threaders.
  • Diet: Avoiding hard, sticky, and sugary foods that can damage braces or contribute to tooth decay.
  • Regular Check-ups: Continual monitoring by your orthodontist to adjust the braces and check your progress.

Schedule Your Braces Consultation

If you or your child are considering traditional braces, or if you want to learn more about this effective orthodontic solution, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced orthodontic team is dedicated to helping you achieve a straight, beautiful, and healthy smile with traditional braces.

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