Braces | Orthodontics in Denton, TX
With both clear and metal options, conventional braces are designed to help achieve a straight smile in children and even adults. Conventional braces generally consist of a series of bands and brackets which are glued onto certain teeth and are capable of holding flexible wires. The bands apply pressure to the braces, which causes them to move, and over the course of treatment, which can change dependent on your needs, your teeth will become straighter.
More Options with Conventional Braces
Though conventional braces were once only associated with children, more and more adults are turning to them to get a straighter smile or to correct issues with their jaw and bite. Denton Smiles Dentistry in Denton, Tx makes traditional braces more adult-friendly (or “cooler” for kids) by increasing available options. Conventional braces are now also available in different colors and can even be clear so that they’re as visible or as noticeable as you wish. And, advances in orthodontics have also managed to make the wearing of braces less painful and far more comfortable for the patient.
On your first appointment with Denton Smiles, you will begin with an x-ray, an oral assessment and molds will be taken to create a replica of your teeth. We will then outline a treatment plan for you, and in some cases certain teeth have to be removed before treatment can begin. From here, you will have a plan that will last anywhere from 12 months to 24 and regular appointments will be set up for the gradual tightening of the braces that leads to straighter teeth. If you opt for the newer, self-litigating braces, then regular “tightening” won’t be necessary, though consistent check-ups are always recommended.
Even with the option of invisible and removable braces, conventional braces continue to be a good option for children and adults because of their effectiveness in correcting a variety of issues such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other alignment and placement issues that affect not only the appearance of the teeth but the function as well. They are also a more cost-effective choice when compared to invisible or removable braces.
To schedule a consultation for braces in Denton, TX, call the leader in Denton family dentistry at 940-380-1188 or request an appointment online.