If you’ve been wanting to straighten your smile due to problems like gapped or crooked teeth, then you’ve likely heard of various orthodontic treatments to consider. Though there are several processes out there to choose from, most dentists agree the most effective method is with traditional braces. This treatment process can help patients of all ages and is designed to correct even the most complex orthodontic issues out there. Read on or give our team a call today to schedule your initial consultation!
By cementing metal brackets to your teeth and connecting them with wires, we can gradually shift your smile into better alignment over time. During each adjustment visit, your dentist will tighten the wires to allow your teeth to move closer and closer to their ideal positions. Some patients require attachments and additional accessories, such as elastic bands, to ensure their results are perfect. We’ll walk you through the process and discuss what you can expect throughout your treatment process.
Here are some of the common orthodontic problems metal braces can address:
If the jaw doesn’t come together, it can result in issues like underbites, overbites, and crossbites. This can make daily tasks challenging, such as eating comfortably and speaking clearly. Traditional braces can effectively guide your jaws into better alignment.
Crooked or overlapping teeth can increase your chances of oral health complications like gingivitis and decay. By straightening them with braces, you’ll be able to clean your smile of any debris, food particles, and bacteria more thoroughly in the long run.
Having gaps between your teeth can make you self-conscious as well as leave them vulnerable to damage and bacteria. Moving them closer together with braces can make them more uniform and more secure.
To preserve your braces and oral health during your orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to practice these few tips:
While traditional braces can reliably achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted, it’s important to know how much you’ll have to pay for the service. Since every smile is unique, you shouldn’t expect a set fee for your treatment. However, in general, many traditional braces can begin at $3,000. Fortunately, we offer a free consultation, alternative financing (through CareCredit and LendingClub), and an in-house membership plan—all of which can help make your orthodontic procedure work within your budget!