Traditional Braces – Webster, MA
Realign Your Teeth and Bite Effectively
Traditional braces have been the standard for treating all levels of misalignment, crooked teeth and malocclusions (uneven bites) for many decades. As a concept, they’ve been around for even longer, centuries even. Simply Orthodontics Webster continues this tradition of helping individuals and families treat orthodontic issues before they lead to severe complications later in life. If your child needs to have severe misalignment, overbites, or other issues addressed, don’t wait to call our orthodontic office today to schedule your first appointment for traditional braces in Webster, MA!
What Should I Expect from Traditional Metal Braces?
To start, we’ll perform a comprehensive exam of your mouth to confirm if any unique issues are present. From there, we’ll schedule you for another appointment where the brackets and archwire will be placed on your teeth. During this treatment, we perform a detailed cleaning and dry your tooth enamel completely beforehand. Next, a small amount of bonding material is applied to each tooth individually, followed by a metal bracket. Then, an archwire is threaded through each bracket and trimmed so that it’s not poking out the sides. Lastly, small elastic bands are wrapped around each bracket. During this step, you can customize which color you’d like based on your preference.
How Long is Treatment Usually?
Depending on how severe your dental issues are, the length of your orthodontic treatment will vary. For example, the amount of room you have available or teeth to shift as well as the distance your need needs to travel can both determine the overall success of your treatment. Furthermore, good at-home oral hygiene and following all of your orthodontist’s instructions is key. You can expect to wear the braces anywhere between one and three years in most cases. Following that, a retainer must be worn for six to twelve months, which works to prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position.
Are Traditional Braces Right for Me?
Through a detailed exam, we can determine if you or your child should consider braces at our orthodontic office. As performed by one of our orthodontists, we can provide an informed recommendation based on how severe your dental issue actually is. Crooked, misaligned and uneven bites as well as rotated teeth can all be fixed with traditional braces. If your case is more minor, we may have another recommendation that does not take as long or require as much of a commitment. Simply Orthodontics Webster is happy to offer options and potential alternatives that best address your oral health and personal life preferences.