What are Braces?
Braces are meant to correct a variety of orthodontic problems that come between you and having a great smile. Traditional braces have been used for years and are incredibly effective at straightening and correcting teeth. These braces are ideal for patients of all ages and needs. The system involves brackets that are placed on the teeth and wiring that is used to help the teeth shift into place.
Why are Braces needed?
You might require or want braces because your teeth are crowded, crooked, unevenly spaced or you have an overbite or under bite. Braces are effective at correcting a large array of orthodontic problems so that you can feel confident in the look and feel of your smile. Likewise, orthodontic treatment can help to prevent issues with tooth decay, gingivitis and gum disease by allowing you to have more control over your oral hygiene.
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Who’s a candidate for Braces?
Every patient who has crooked or crowded teeth is a candidate for traditional braces. Depending on how severe your orthodontic problems actually are, you may be in braces for only six months to about two or three years. In order to maintain your results, you will need to wear a retainer each night so that the teeth do not shift out of place. Even adults who have already undergone treatment in the past and have found their teeth have shifted can benefit from additional care.
What happens during treatment using Braces?
We begin all of our orthodontic patients out with a consultation. This allows us to get to know you and your unique needs. We take x-rays and other images of your teeth and make a note of any changes that need to be made. You’ll have a personalized treatment plan created just for your smile. The braces will then be placed and you’ll need to come in roughly once a month to have adjustments made. You will love your smile once the braces have done their work and are removed.
If you think you might need braces or you have a child who needs orthodontic care, call us today and we can schedule a convenient appointment for your family.