Our dentist has years of extensive experience in orthodontic treatment. Traditional metal braces are a proven and effective method to remedy a variety of malocclusions (misaligned bites) in children, teens and adults. Most people qualify for conventional braces because of its straightforward function and mechanisms.
Do I Need Braces?
Our dentist will take a series of photos, impressions for study models and full mouth X-rays to thoroughly evaluate teeth eruption and spacing. A treatment plan will then be proposed to correct the following conditions:
- Teeth crowding
- Multiple gaps between teeth
- Cross bites
- Missing teeth
- Buck teeth
What to Expect With Traditional Braces
Metal braces are relatively easy to fix on. During the bonding visit, the dentist will bond multiple small brackets onto each tooth at a specific location after which a special wire will be inserted through the brackets and rubber bands will be used to hold it in place. Moderate pressure onto teeth is exerted by the curved wire ligature to bring teeth into proper alignment. Each visit, with younger patients especially, enjoy choosing the colour of the bands for different style and look when they smile.
Every 4-6 weeks, you will need to come back to have the wire adjusted or replaced to continue teeth movement. It takes about 1-2 years to complete the
treatment depend on the severity of the misalignment.
Do come for a braces consult at KentDental Works if you are keen to get braces for yourself or your children.