If you have misaligned teeth, you may be thinking about getting braces to straighten them. That is an excellent idea! Traditional metal braces have already helped countless individuals to achieve more confident smiles and improve their oral health — it is likely that they can help you as well. On this page, you will learn more about braces, how they work, and how they may benefit you.
One of the first steps in the treatment process with traditional braces is when we bond a series of brackets to the fronts of your teeth. Then, we attach a special wire to the brackets. When you visit us for periodic checkups, we will tighten the wire little by little. With each adjustment, your teeth will move closer to their ideal positions. The total amount of time you spend with braces will depend on the extent of your dental misalignment, your age, and other factors.
Traditional braces are capable of treating virtually any dental misalignment issue. Whether you are suffering with mild crookedness or much more severe problems, this treatment might be right for you.
Teeth that are overlapping or too close together pose a threat to your oral health. Traditional braces, along with a few possible extractions, can give your teeth the space they need to thrive.
Having too much space between the teeth is embarrassing and uncomfortable. Braces can bring the teeth closer together to improve your smile’s aesthetics, promote your oral health, and give you a more functional bite.
An open bite, overbite, underbite, or other type of malocclusion (bite problem) can put excess stress on your jaw and cause many other problems. Braces can play a big role in correcting bite alignment and giving you a healthier, more functional mouth.
Traditional metal braces offer many benefits, including:
When you visit New Haven Dental Group for your orthodontic consultation, we will discuss the cost of your treatment with you. How much you will have to pay will depend on how long you will need the braces, whether you will require any special attachments for them, and whether you insurance covers orthodontic care. Our team will be happy to help you apply for low-interest financing if necessary. Our practice also offers a special deal on braces — you can get them for as low as $187/month when you sign up for autopay.