Braces can be a great solution for correcting jaw problems, crooked or crowded teeth, or a misaligned bite. They can also alleviate difficulties related to eating or speaking. Made with metal brackets and wire bands, traditional braces apply consistent pressure over time to straighten your teeth and give you that beautiful result you desire. Joseph Z. Yousefian, DMD, MS, PS, and the team at Yousefian Orthodontics for Children, Teens, and Adults in Bellevue, Washington, offer their expertise to customize a plan that fits your lifestyle. Call for a consultation or book online today.
While there are now many options available for straightening teeth, traditional braces are still the most commonly used.
Traditional braces use small metal brackets bonded to your teeth and connect with wire. The brackets need to be tightened regularly throughout your treatment until you’ve achieved the desired results.
Depending on your needs and your suggested treatment plan, you’ll likely wear your braces from one to three years.
When you choose traditional braces, your orthodontist attaches small stainless steel brackets to the front of each of your teeth. Each square bracket has a hook or wing that is used to connect the wires that will slowly move your teeth. Other components for traditional braces include:
There are additional teeth-straightening alternatives such as the transparent, almost invisible system of Invisalign. Your orthodontist will discuss the different options available and help you determine the best choice for your lifestyle.
Traditional braces are bonded to your teeth with brackets and wires and can be damaged if not well cared for. Damage to your braces can cause the total treatment time to extend past your suggested schedule. To properly care for your braces:
Depending on your needs and lifestyle, traditional braces may be the perfect choice for you. Dr. Yousefian and his team at Yousefian Orthodontics for Children, Teens, and Adults are anxious to help you find the best teeth-straightening plan for you. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book online today.