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Traditional Braces – Holliston, MA

Achieve a Straight Smile and Even Bite

Whether it’s misalignment, crooked teeth, or malocclusions (uneven bites), traditional braces have been the standard treatment option for decades. In fact, they’ve even been around as a concept for centuries! Simply Orthodontics Holliston is proud to be continuing the tradition of helping individuals and families treat orthodontic issues before they turn into serious problems that negatively affect you later in life. If you, your child or other family member needs to correct severe misalignment, an uneven bite, or another issue, don’t wait any longer. Call our orthodontic office to schedule your first orthodontic appointment to discuss traditional braces in Holliston, MA!

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How Traditional Metal Braces Work

Closeup of smile with traditional braces

To start, we’ll perform a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and other areas for any unique issues. From there, we’ll schedule you for another appointment. Here, the brackets and archwire will be placed on your teeth. We perform a comprehensive cleaning beforehand, then dry your tooth enamel fully and completely. Next, a small amount of bonding material is applied to each of your individual teeth. Afterwards, a bracket is applied to each tooth. Once bonded, we’ll thread the archwire through each bracket and trim any excess so that it doesn’t poke into your gum tissue. Small elastic bands are then wrapped around each bracket. You’ll have a series of colors to choose from before the elastics are installed.

Expectations for Your Treatment Length

Closeup of smile during braces application

Depending on the severity of your dental problems, the length of your orthodontic treatment can vary. The amount of room you have available in your mouth for teeth to shift as well as the distance teeth need to travel can both influence the success and length of your treatment. Furthermore, good at-home oral hygiene is very important, as well as following all of the orthodontist’s aftercare instructions. In most cases, patients need to wear the braces between one and three years. Following that, a retainer needs to be worn for about 12 months. Retainers are designed to prevent teeth from shifting back to their crooked position.

Are Traditional Metal Braces the Right Option for You?

Laughing woman with traditional braces

With a detailed examination, we’ll be able to confirm if you or your child should consider braces for treatment. One of our orthodontists will perform the exam and then give an informed recommendation based on your dental issues and how severe they might be. With traditional braces, crooked and misaligned teeth as well as uneven bites can be addressed. However, if you have a more minor case, there are other options that we may recommend that don’t take as long or require as much of a commitment. Simply Orthodontics Holliston will always walk you through alternatives that best address your oral health and lifestyle choices.

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