Orthodontic treatment usually brings to mind images of metal or ceramic brackets applied to the teeth, and thin wires with wonderfully colored elastics to make a smile stand out! Over the years, traditional appliances have been proven to be incredibly effective in straightening teeth and addressing bite problems. Braces remain a very popular option among patients of all ages, for a variety of reasons. You can learn more about how classic orthodontic braces from our Ripon, WI orthodontist work by reading below or contacting our friendly team.
When you choose traditional braces, the first step that Dr. Fran will take is the process of adhering brackets to each tooth. These brackets will be responsible for holding a metal archwire in place so that a mild and strategically calculated amount of pressure can be applied to your teeth. This pressure gradually shifts the poorly positioned teeth into their ideal locations. Approximately every four to eight weeks, you’ll return to our orthodontic office so we can adjust the force of the archwire and allow tooth movement to progress. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions that you may have as you see the changes occurring in your mouth.
Traditional braces are among the most versatile of orthodontic treatments because they can address a wide array of issues, including:
The best way to learn whether traditional braces are the best treatment for you is to schedule a consultation with our team today! We’ll assess the severity of your orthodontic issues and explain each of your options.
Adjusting to wearing your traditional braces can be difficult, especially if you’re unsure of what to expect. Here are some changes that you can anticipate after your braces have been placed: