Traditional Metal Braces in Friendswood, TX

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About Traditional Metal Braces

With state-of-the-art technology and advances in orthodontics, traditional metal braces are a comfortable and affordable teeth-straightening treatment. MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX offers a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to help you get a healthy, beautiful smile. Metal braces offer unique customizations that are not always available with other treatments. Some of our patients choose metal braces because it allows them to show off their personality with different colored elastics. This is an especially fun feature for young adults and teens who are attending their favorite sports games because they can express their team spirit. For more information about orthodontic treatments with metal braces, make a consultation with an experienced dental professional at our office in Friendswood, TX.

Best Candidates for Traditional Metal Braces

For orthodontic treatment, traditional metal braces are a good choice for both adults and children. Our conventional braces are made with strong, stainless steel archwires threaded through brackets, which are carefully set to move your teeth gently into the desired position. They are a great treatment for patients with jaw alignment issues, teeth that are crowded or have gaps, or under or overbites. We also use high-quality elastics that are simple to put on and won't break easily. At your initial consultation, we will discuss your treatment options, then help you select the method that fits your goals and lifestyle.

What to Expect with Traditional Metal Braces

During your consultation, a custom plan for treatment will be created by your team for your needs and goals. To begin your appointment, you will be asked to settle into one of our massaging treatment chairs in a comfortable procedure room. After slipping on a set of our Beats headphones and a pair of our MINT sunglasses, your teeth will be cleaned and dried before we put on your braces. Once we have applied the bonding agent, your brackets will be placed on each tooth. As soon as the brackets are all in place and set, we will put the archwire through the brackets. You will be asked to select your color or colors for your elastic bands. The bands keep the archwire attached to the brackets. In most cases, the process is quick and patients usually feel no pain. You will need to visit our office once a month for checkups and adjustments.

Traditional Metal Braces Treatment Aftercare

Wearing braces can make cleaning and flossing your teeth more challenging. However, good oral hygiene is essential to your overall health. Before you leave our office with your new braces, we will educate you on how to best clean your teeth and provide you with helpful tips. MINT dentistry encourages you to floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day. Attending all your adjustment appointments, as well as professional cleanings will help to ensure better results. Typically, patients need to wear braces for 12 – 24 months, but the length of your treatment will depend on the starting alignment of your teeth. Once your treatment is over, we will remove your braces and switch you to a retainer. A MINT dentistry professional will help you pick the right retainer for your needs.

The MINT Commitment

If you are concerned about fitting an orthodontic treatment into your budget, traditional metal braces are generally more affordable. During your initial consultation, your dentist will explain your options and cost estimates to help you select which best matches your budget. If you have insurance, our financial coordinator will speak to your provider to confirm your coverage and then calculate your out-of-pocket costs. For patients without insurance, we accept several payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Traditional Metal Braces Trustworthy Results

Recently, we have seen several innovations in dental and orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Traditional metal braces are still a very popular and effective orthodontic treatment at MINT dentistry. Speak to our office in Friendswood, TX to schedule an appointment with a MINT dental professional for more information about how orthodontic treatment can improve the health and appearance of your smile.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.