Traditional Braces – Marlborough, MA
A Time-Tested Way to Realign Your Teeth
Traditional braces have been around for a very long time (with the concept first appearing centuries ago), yet throughout years of advancements they’ve remained the standard when it comes to straightening teeth and adjusting uneven bites before they eventually cause severe complications. The longer you wait to have the treatment done, the more oral health challenges your child might face later. If you think the time for traditional braces in Marlborough, MA is now, call Simply Orthodontics Marlborough today to schedule an appointment.
The Traditional Braces Process
Some patients might have unique issues, so we’ll have to examine your mouth so that we can address these problems right away. The next step is for the braces to be attached, which will happen at your next appointment. After the teeth are cleaned and dried, a small amount of bonding material is attached to the enamel, allowing for the placement of metal brackets. Once all the brackets are in place, they’ll be attached by an arch wire threaded through them. The wire will be held by a series of small elastic bands that come in the color of your choice.
Expected Treatment Time
All orthodontic patients want to know how long they’ll need to wear their braces, but the answer can vary depending on your circumstances. The success of the treatment partially depends on how much space is available in your mouth as well as how far the teeth need to travel. Most people will wear braces for about one to three years, and after that they’ll need to use a retainer to stop the teeth from shifting back to their original positions. The treatment should remain on schedule as long as you follow our instructions and properly brush and floss your teeth while you’re at home.
Are Traditional Braces Right for You?
There are plenty of orthodontic options available, but traditional braces are normally your best bet if you have severely crooked, misaligned, or rotated teeth. They’re also a good solution for a badly uneven bite. Before we recommend traditional braces to you or your child, our orthodontists will need to perform a detail examination to determine how complex the case really is. If you have a relatively minor issue, it may be a good idea to consider an alternative such as Invisalign that will take less time and require less of a commitment; we’ll be more than happy to explain these different options to you.