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Traditional Orthodontics – Garland, TX

The Time-Tested Way to Achieve Straighter Teeth

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Are you an adult who suffers with the embarrassment and discomfort of crooked teeth or a misaligned bite? Are you a concerned parent whose child’s teeth are not as well-aligned as they should be? In either case, you can rely on your orthodontist in Garland at Orbit Dental of Garland to correct such issues. One treatment that we commonly use to help patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles is traditional braces.

How Traditional Braces Work

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Your teeth are not cemented in place. Rather, they’re attached to the bone around them via tiny ligaments, which allow the teeth to have a natural capacity for movement. By applying gentle, sustained pressure to the teeth, traditional braces gradually move them into their ideal positions over time. Each time you visit us to get your braces tightened, your teeth will move a little bit closer to where they should be. In some cases, attachments and accessories work along with the braces to help them achieve their goal.

The treatment time for traditional braces varies from patient to patient. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll be able to estimate how long it will take for you to achieve your dream smile.

Traditional Orthodontics for Children and Teens

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If, during one of your child’s routine checkups, we notice that their teeth and jaw are not developing as they should, we may be able to provide early orthodontic treatment, which is often called phase 1 orthodontics. Since a child’s jaw is still developing, the orthodontic treatment can guide the way their mouth grows, thus correcting many bite problems and other issues before they become serious.

Even if a child undergoes phase 1 orthodontic treatment, they may still need braces once all of their permanent teeth erupt. Traditional braces are ideal for young people because they are not removable, which means that you won’t have to worry about your child forgetting to wear them. The brackets even come in a wide variety of colors, so your child can express their individuality throughout their treatment period.

Traditional Orthodontics for Adults

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You’re never too old for braces. In fact, at any given time, well over one million people over the age of 18 are undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you’re tired of dealing with your misaligned smile, visit us for a consultation. After we examine your teeth and take some x-rays, we’ll help you explore your treatment options. Many adults opt for traditional braces because they are effective, and they often cost less than alternative treatments.

Don’t worry too much about the way your braces will make your teeth look. Modern orthodontics are much more discreet than their predecessors. Plus, we can use subtle colors for your brackets and wires so you can maintain a professional, mature appearance throughout your treatment.

Are you interested in learning more about traditional braces and how they may be able to help you or your child? Contact our team at Orbit Dental of Garland today.