The practice of using braces to correct the alignment of a person’s teeth dates all the way back to the Etruscans, who predated ancient Rome. Obviously, the technology behind braces has improved vastly over the years but braces themselves are still a trusted method of improving a person’s smile.
Braces use a system of brackets, wires and brands to slowly move your teeth and your jaw ligaments into their proper alignments. You will need to see our team on a regular basis during your treatment, and each time you visit our office, our dentist will make a small adjustment to the wire to help reposition your teeth. Braces can help correct crowded teeth, gaps in your smile, teeth that are not properly aligned and bigger issues with your jaw including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites.
The length of treatment varies from person to person, but on average you will wear your braces from 18 to 24 months. Our dentist and team will give you tips on how to adjust to life with braces and explain how to care for your orthodontic work.
While braces are very effective for treating children, people of all ages are using them to straighten their smiles. To learn more or make an appointment for yourself or a member of your family, call our team today.