Would you like to get your teeth straightened? You have several treatment options in front of you, each of which offers a unique set of pros and cons. One of the most popular ways to correct dental misalignment is traditional braces in Lebanon. This tried-and-true method can address almost any orthodontic problem, and it is able to help patients of virtually all ages. Contact us today if you would like to find out whether traditional braces are right for you.
Traditional braces consist of brackets, which are bonded to the teeth, and an arch wire that connects the brackets. Together, they apply consistent pressure to the teeth to gradually shift them into their proper positions. We tighten the wire every 6 – 8 weeks so you can continue making progress. It usually takes 1 – 3 years for braces to produce their final results. After treatment, you may enjoy improved facial aesthetics, a lower risk of dental decay, and many other outstanding benefits.
Braces are able to fix most orthodontic issues, including cases of severe misalignment. When you come in for your consultation, we will analyze your bite and the positioning of your teeth before we make a treatment recommendation. Traditional braces will likely work well for you if you suffer from any of the following:
Malocclusion, also called a bad bite, can increase your risk of TMD, teeth grinding, broken teeth, and a range of other issues. Braces, perhaps along with other orthodontic devices, are often able to shift the teeth and the jaw to correct overbite, underbite, crossbite, and a range of other types of malocclusion.
Crooked and crowded teeth may collect food between them and be at an increased risk of decay. They may also present aesthetic and bite problems. Fortunately, braces are often able to reposition the teeth so they each have the space they need to feel and function their best.
Extra space between teeth is often regarded as a purely cosmetic issue, but it can also cause problems with biting and speaking. Braces can gently move the teeth closer together, which may protect your gums, improve your ability to eat a range of foods, and have benefits for your pronunciation.
You can protect your teeth and your braces by following a few simple guidelines, including: