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Traditional Braces – Milford, MA

The Standard for Tooth and Bite Realignment

Traditional braces have been around for many years, both as a concept and as the standard for addressing all levels of misalignment, crooked and rotated teeth, and uneven bites. For decades, Simply Orthodontics Milford has been proud to continue this tradition of helping families and individuals stay proactive against orthodontics issues before they can cause severe problems moving forward. Whether you or your child needs to fix severe levels of misalignment, bite problems, or another issue, we ask that you don’t hesitate to call our orthodontic office directly today for traditional braces in Milford, MA!

Smiling woman with traditional braces

What Should I Expect from Metal Braces?

Closeup of teeth with traditional braces

After performing a detailed exam of your mouth, we’ll confirm any unique issues that you might have and schedule you for a separate appointment to have the brackets and archwire placed. Once we clean and thoroughly dry your tooth enamel, we’ll apply a small amount of bonding material to each of your teeth one by one, then place a bracket on each tooth. Next, an archwire will be carefully threaded through each of the brackets. We’ll trim any excess wire so it doesn’t poke your gum tissue. Lastly, a series of bands are wrapped around each bracket. During this step, you can choose which color bands you’d like, whether they be colorful or less noticeable.

How Long Does Treatment Take With Metal Braces?

Closeup of orthodontist placing traditional braces

The overall length of your treatment will vary depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues. Furthermore, if your teeth need to travel a significant distance to become straight or if there not much room available for your teeth to shift, it can take longer to complete. It’s also imperative to practice effective at-home oral hygiene and follow our orthodontic office’s instructions. Most patients can expect to wear braces anywhere between one and three years. After the braces come off, you’ll wear a retainer for six to twelve months so your teeth do not shift back into their original crooked position.

Are Traditional Braces Right for Me?

Smiling woman with metal braces

In order to determine if you or your child needs braces, we will need to perform a detailed exam at our orthodontic office. During this exam, the orthodontist will then give their informed recommendation based on the severity of your dental issue. While crooked or misaligned teeth, uneven bites (aka malocclusions), and rotated teeth can all be resolved with traditional braces, you also might not need them if you only have a minor case to fix. Simply Orthodontics Milford is dedicated to providing you as many options as we see fit to improve your oral health and meet your personal preferences.

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