Metal braces have long been the standard when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Traditional metal braces can be used to treat crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth and jaws, making it easier for you to clean your teeth for better dental and overall health. Our Houston metal braces expert can help you decide if metal braces are right for you.
The metal braces of today are sleeker, more comfortable and smaller than the braces of the past. This means that they are easier to wear and easier to clean. They consist of metal brackets that are attached directly to your teeth, wires that run through each bracket and bands that secure the wires. Our expert in metal braces in Houston will occasionally adjust or tighten these wires to straighten and align your teeth and jaws.
At your initial appointment, our Houston metal braces expert will examine your teeth and gums. They should be healthy and free of untreated dental disease. We will take dental X-rays, impressions and other records as we design your treatment plan. Each step of the treatment process will be explained thoroughly so that you can begin treatment comfortable with your choices and confident in your results.
Once your braces have been applied, it is important that you maintain excellent dental hygiene. Plaque may build up, particularly around the brackets and wires. Taking the time to brush thoroughly after meals can keep it under control so that your teeth and gums can remain healthy throughout treatment. You will also need to floss. A special tool called a floss threader may be necessary to thread the floss around the wires. This step is critical to reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Regular checkups with our expert in metal braces in Houston are also important and can help you stay on track with your treatment plan and reduce the risk of dental disease.
Our goal is to give you a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. Metal braces can be a great way to help make that happen. Contact us today to learn more about your orthodontic treatment options or to schedule an appointment with our Houston dentist.
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