Traditional Braces – Dayville, CT
Make Your Smile Straight and Your Bite Even
The standard treatment for resolving all levels of misalignment, crooked teeth and uneven bites (or malocclusions) has been traditional braces. They have been around as a concept for much longer, but for decades braces have been the go-to treatment at Simply Orthodontics simply because of how well it helps individuals and families prevent severe complications later in life. If your child needs to address severe misalignment, overbites, or other issues, don’t wait to call our office directly to schedule your first appointment!
What Can I Expect from Traditional Metal Braces?
In the beginning, our orthodontists will perform an in-depth exam to confirm if any unique issues are present. Afterwards, we’ll schedule you for an additional appointment where the brackets and archwire are directly placed to teeth. Prior to this step, we thoroughly clean and dry your tooth enamel as much as possible so the brackets can properly adhere. Next, an archwire is threaded through each bracket, then trimmed so no excess is poking out of the sides. Finally, a series of small elastic bands are wrapped around each bracket. You can customize the colors to your preference, whether you’re a child who wants bright colors or an adult who wants more subtle ones.
How Long Can I Expect Treatment to Take?
It can vary depending on the severity of your dental issue, but the length of your orthodontic treatment with metal braces will likely take between one and three years. This length varies based on the amount of room you have available for teeth to shift and the distance your teeth need to travel. Both of these factors will determine the overall length of your treatment. With that said, it’s also very important to have good at-home oral hygiene and follow all instructions provided by your orthodontist. Once the braces come off, you will need to wear a retainer for about six to 12 months. This appliance prevents teeth from shifting back to their original position.
Am I a Candidate for Metal Braces?
We can determine if you or your child is ready for a treatment like metal braces at our office. Through a detailed exam performed by one of our orthodontists, we will be able to provide a professional recommendation to address your needs. This will depend on the severity of your dental issue and what these issues might be, whether it’s crooked or misaligned teeth, uneven bites or rotated teeth. If your case is more minor, we might recommend a different treatment that does not require as much time to address or as much of a commitment. At Simply Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on giving multiple solutions and potential alternatives that help you best address your oral health and satisfy your personal life preferences.