Traditional Braces

Crooked teeth can be frustrating for anyone. They can a toll on your self-esteem since they affect your appearance and make you self-conscious when talking or taking photographs. Luckily, you can correct crooked teeth and other related dental problems such as bite alignment by getting traditional braces. At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we offer traditional metal braces to patients looking to improve the cosmetic appearance of their teeth as well as fix bite issues.

What are traditional braces?

Traditional braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment. They are metal brackets fixed on your front teeth with adhesive and connected by wire. Whether it is crooked or misaligned teeth, overcrowding, large gaps between teeth, teeth which are protrusive or a bite alignment issue, traditional braces have proven to be effective to see improvements that will last a lifetime.
When placed on your teeth, the braces put pressure on different areas of the bite and gently correct their position. As the position of your teeth changes, the braces are periodically tightened until you achieve straight teeth and your jaws are aligned. We replace the wires with increasingly sturdier ones, making sure the correction is as long-lasting as possible.

How do traditional braces work?

The process for receiving traditional braces starts with you attending a consultation to find out if the metal braces will provide you with the best possible results. We may examine your mouth and ask some questions at this stage. Next, we take x-rays, impressions and photographs of your mouth.
At your next appointment, providing the teeth has been cleaned and checked for cavities, the braces are fitted to your teeth. We use special glue to stick the brackets in position before attaching the wire and elastics as required or any other metal parts such as bands that may be used to move the teeth into position.
You will need to visit your orthodontist at regular intervals so they can check the progress of the treatment and make any adjustments as necessary. The braces will remain in position until the treatment is completed.
At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we make use of brackets and wires made of high-grade stainless steel. However, we give our patients the opportunity to choose the color of the elastic bands that come with, making them visually-appealing and giving you the opportunity to be creative with how they look.

How long do I wear braces?

If you plan on wearing braces to fix a dental issue, it will take quite some time before you can see the desired results. How long you need to wear braces varies between people depending on their goals and oral health condition but the average duration is anywhere from 12 months to 30 months. Once the braces are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure the teeth don’t move back to their original position.

Do braces hurt?

Braces do not hurt, especially if installed on your teeth by a highly-skilled professionals. However, you may experience some tenderness around your gums and cheeks after the procedure. As you get used to braces, the feelings should subside.
While you wait for this to happen, we may prescribe pain relievers to eliminate any discomfort. Keep in mind that braces may seem like an inconvenience but once the treatment is completed, your new smile will show that it was worth it.

Benefits of Traditional braces

  A more attractive smile
  Better function of the teeth
  Increase in self-confidence
  Better long-term health of your teeth and gums
  Improved force distributions and new wear patterns of the teeth
  Reduced risk of injury to protruded front teeth

Book an appointment for braces

If you’re thinking about getting braces, BrightCraft Dental and Laser is here for you. We encourage you to come in for consultation so you can know more about braces and start the process of getting them.

What to do next?

If you are interested in orthodontics and not sure which braces to have for your teeth, book your free consultation at BrightCrafts Dental.

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Traditional braces