Despite all the advances in dentistry over the years, traditional metal braces are still the most effective orthodontic option when it comes to correcting misaligned teeth and crooked bites. They are ideal for younger patients because of their durability, but they can also help adults who are looking for a guaranteed way to straighten their smile. Whether for your child or yourself, Dr. Holland is ready to design a personalized treatment plan that will yield beautiful results before you know it.
Traditional braces, just like many other orthodontic treatments, works by applying a consistent force to the teeth in order to slowly shift them into the proper positions. A specially-bent wire is placed over each row of teeth, and these are held in place using brackets bonded to each tooth. The wire will need to be adjusted and tightened from time to time as the teeth move, but eventually, they should all line up as intended to create a more attractive and functional smile.
Dr. Holland can use metal braces to make all of the following issues practically disappear:
The average treatment time for braces is about 24-36 months on average, though each patient’s situation is slightly different. Someone who closely follows Dr. Holland’s instructions can often complete treatment in much less time.
While a patient may experience a little oral soreness after getting their braces put on/adjusted, this should go away on its own after a few days. This is perfectly normal and just means that the braces are working!
To get in contact with our office and schedule a consultation to learn what your particular treatment will be like, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and even discuss how we can use your dental insurance to help you save on your treatment.