Traditional Braces – Framingham, MA
Realign Your Teeth and Bite Effectively
For many decades, traditional braces have been the go-to treatment for all levels of misalignment, malocclusions (uneven bites), and crooked teeth. At Simply Orthodontics Framingham, we continue to offer this treatment today for one reason—traditional braces work! This effective treatment can correct all of these issues, no matter how severe. If you or your child has an overbite or other issue, call our orthodontic office today to schedule your first visit for traditional braces in Framingham, MA!
What Should I Expect from Traditional Metal Braces?
During your first appointment, we’ll examine your mouth to see if there are any unique issues. After that, we’ll schedule another visit for the brackets and archwire to be placed on your teeth, at which time we perform a thorough cleaning and dry your tooth enamel completely beforehand. Next, we apply a small amount of bonding material to each tooth, followed by a metal bracket with an archwire being threaded through each bracket and trimmed on the sides. Finally, we wrap small elastic bands around each bracket. You can choose the color of the elastic bands according to your preferences.
How Long is Treatment Usually?
The timeline of your treatment will greatly depend on how severe your alignment issues are. For instance, the amount of space you have available and the number of teeth to shift can both determine your treatment plan. Also, following all of our instructions and maintaining good at-home oral hygiene are essential. In most cases, treatment takes between one and three years to complete. After that point, you must wear a retainer for six to twelve months to prevent teeth from moving back to their original positions.
Are Traditional Braces Right for Me?
Before beginning any treatment, we’ll perform a detailed exam to determine if you or your child should consider braces. Based on the severity of your misalignment, your needs, and your lifestyle, we can provide an informed recommendation. All kinds of misalignment—crooked, misaligned, and uneven bites as well as rotated teeth—can be fixed with traditional braces. In milder cases, we may another treatment that does not require as much time or as much maintenance. During your consultation, we’ll review all of your viable options and go through the pros and cons of each one.