What are Braces?
Braces can help to straighten your smile and improve your overall appearance. They are fitted onto your teeth and help to correct issues involving crowding, misalignment and malocclusion. There is no age limit for having braces placed on your teeth. It’s never too early to get your kids in for a consultation, and it’s never too late to consider braces for yourself.
Why are Braces needed?
You might need braces if you have orthodontic problems that affect the alignment of your teeth. Your teeth may be overcrowded or misaligned, making it difficult to keep them properly cleaned. You may even have issues eating, chewing and speaking because of severe orthodontic problems. The goal of braces is to correct these issues and help to realign your smile.
Who is a candidate for Braces?
Most patients who need braces can and should consider treatment. Treatment can take anywhere from six months to several years depending on your unique orthodontic needs. If you’re a parent, consider bringing your child in when they are about eight or nine for their first consultation. If you’re an adult wanting to straighten your smile, our orthodontic options are easy and effective at straightening your smile.
What happens during treatment of Braces?
We begin the treatment process with a consultation. This allows us to get to know you or your child and the unique needs that you have. X-rays, impressions and an exam are done to create a personalized treatment plan just for you. We then place small metal brackets over each tooth and use a thin metal wire that is attached to these brackets. You will come in every few weeks to have the wire replaced or adjusted as needed throughout the course of treatment. Treatment is incredibly effective and can provide you with a beautifully straight smile. To maintain results, we’ll fit you with a retainer that should be worn after the braces are removed.
If you think you may benefit from braces, call us today so that we can get you in for a complete consultation with our team of professionals.