Traditional Braces

What Are Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces are a trusted and effective solution for achieving a straight and healthy smile. At Dental Wellness of Los Alamitos, we are dedicated to providing personalized orthodontic care, including traditional braces, to help you achieve the smile you desire.

Trust us to guide you through this transformative journey toward optimal oral health and improved aesthetics.

To learn more about traditional braces and how they can help, please continue reading below.

Introduction to the Service

Traditional braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic treatment that has been used for decades to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. At Dental Wellness of Los Alamitos, we understand the importance of achieving a properly aligned and healthy smile. Our commitment to patient care extends to offering traditional braces as a reliable and effective solution for orthodontic needs.

Overview of the Procedure

Traditional braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands that work together to gently move teeth into their correct positions over time. The process begins with a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation to determine the need for braces and create a personalized treatment plan.

Common Reasons for the Service

Traditional braces are recommended for individuals with various orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, spacing problems, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

Benefits of the Service

Traditional braces offer several advantages, including precise and predictable tooth movement, effective correction of complex orthodontic issues, and improved oral health and aesthetics.

Procedure Details

The traditional braces process involves attaching brackets to each tooth and connecting them with wires and bands. Periodic adjustments are made to the wires to gradually guide the teeth into their desired positions. Regular check-ups with your orthodontist are essential to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments.

Aftercare and Recovery

After braces are removed, a retainer is often provided to maintain the results and prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions. Proper oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups are crucial during and after treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does treatment with traditional braces take?

The duration of treatment varies depending on individual needs, but it typically ranges from 18 months to 2 years.

Are there dietary restrictions with traditional braces?

Yes, it’s advisable to avoid certain foods that could damage the braces, such as hard or sticky items. Your orthodontist will provide guidance on dietary restrictions.

Are traditional braces painful?

Discomfort may be experienced initially and after adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax can help manage discomfort.

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