Thanks to modern technology and countless orthodontic improvements, conventional metal braces are more affordable and comfortable than ever before. SEDA Dental of Delray Beach provides a wide selection of orthodontic treatments to accommodate the different wants and needs of our patients. Traditional braces offer fun customizations that are not possible with clear aligners, such as ClearCorrect and Invisalign. A number of our patients prefer metal braces because it helps them to display their personality by choosing different colored elastic bands. This is particularly an enjoyable feature for younger patients and teenagers who are going to their school sports games because they can show their team spirit. To find out more about conventional metal braces, schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Emily Andrade at our office in Delray Beach, FL.
Traditional metal braces are an excellent choice for both adults and children. Our traditional braces are made of top-grade stainless steel archwires and mounts that are strategically positioned to give you the beautiful smile you desire. They are a perfect choice for patients who have jaw alignment issues, gapped or crowded teeth, over- or under-bites, and protruding teeth. In addition, we use high-quality elastic bands that do not readily snap and are easy to put on. During your appointment, we will discuss your orthodontic treatment options and help you select the method that is best for your needs and goals.
What to Expect
Following your initial exam, an individualized treatment program will be created for your particular case. When you return to receive your braces, your teeth will be properly cleaned and prepped before the metal brackets are applied with a bonding agent. Once all the brackets are in place, the wire will be threaded through them. You will then have the ability to choose your preferred band color(s). The little elastic bands keep the wires connected to the metal brackets. The application procedure typically moves quite quickly and patients feel little to no discomfort. You should expect to return to SEDA Dental of Delray Beach once a month to receive adjustments and progress checks.
Braces may make flossing and cleaning your teeth more difficult. That is why good oral hygiene is imperative to your orthodontic therapy. Before you leave our office, a member of our team will instruct you on how to clean your teeth and provide you with helpful tips. As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you floss and brush your teeth after each meal. Maintaining all of your orthodontic appointments and bi-annual dental cleanings will also help to give you optimal outcomes. Typically, most patients wear braces for 1 – 2 years; however, your treatment period will ultimately depend on the severity of your situation.
Once your treatment is finished, we will take the braces off and fit your teeth for a retainer. Your retainer can help keep your teeth in their new position. Our team can help you select the right retainer to fit your new smile.
When you have an issue with your braces, do not panic. You might have the ability to solve many issues temporarily on your own until you make an appointment at our office. These issues do not have to create a delay in your therapy. If you feel you cannot fix your orthodontic issue, please contact us.
Loose Band or Bracket
In the event the bracket or band remains connected to the wire, then leave it where it is. If it is causing discomfort, put sugarless gum or orthodontic wax on it. Occasionally, it is possible to take off the rubber band using tweezers so you can detach the mount from the archwire.
Attempt to push the wire back into position with tweezers. If that is not working, clip the archwire with fingernail clippers or little cable cutters beyond the last tooth that it is firmly attached to. If it is causing pain, place sugarless gum or orthodontic wax on it.
Put sugarless gum or orthodontic wax on the archwire.
You may have some discomfort for many days following every office visit. Chew carefully on sugarless gum following appointments to reduce discomfort. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take nonprescription pain medication as needed.
In the event the appliance is poking or sticking you, then place sugarless gum or orthodontic wax over it to stabilize it.
Compared to other orthodontic treatments, conventional metal braces are typically less costly. At your consultation, we will discuss your treatment choices and cost quotes so that you may choose the method that best fits your needs, goals, and budget. If you are using insurance, we will contact your provider to confirm your policy and calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not have insurance, then SEDA Dental of Delray Beach accepts several payment methods, and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing.
Traditional Metal Braces
Within the last several years, there have been many improvements in orthodontic and dental care for individuals of all ages. Nevertheless, traditional metal braces are still among the most effective methods at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach. Get in touch with our office in Delray Beach, FL to schedule an appointment, and find out more about conventional metal braces and other orthodontic options.