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Traditional Braces – Mesquite, TX

The Time-Tested Way to Achieve a Straighter Smile

Are you looking for a professional who can help your child or teen have a straight smile? Have you waited until your adult years to fix your own crooked teeth? Here at Texas Dentistry, we’re happy to help patients of all ages straighten their smiles. While braces are most often associated with teenagers, adults are increasingly seeking treatment with traditional orthodontics. And with the latest advancements in dental technology, today’s braces are more comfortable and effective than ever before. Contact us to learn how you or your child could benefit from our orthodontic treatments!

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

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Contrary to popular belief, your teeth are not cemented in place permanently. They’re attached to the bone around them via tiny ligaments, which allow the teeth to move. Traditional braces can gradually shift them into proper alignment over time by applying constant, gentle, sustained pressure to the teeth. Every six to eight weeks, you’ll come in-office for a routine visit, and we’ll tighten your braces to help your teeth move a bit closer to where they should be. Sometimes, a patient will need additional attachments and accessories to help them achieve their desired goal. Because every smile is unique, the treatment time for traditional braces will vary from patient to patient. However, your dentist will be able to give you an estimated timeline at your consultation.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

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The first step on your journey towards a straighter smile is a consultation with our team at Texas Dentistry. We’ll perform a thorough oral examination to assess the severity of your orthodontic issues. Our findings will help us determine whether or not you’re eligible for traditional braces. Here are a few problems braces can fix and the impact they have on oral health:

Bite Misalignment

Do you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite? These issues can increase your risk of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), teeth grinding, broken teeth, and other problems. Fortunately, traditional braces can shift your teeth and jaw into better alignment and fix your bad bite.

Crowded & Crooked Teeth

Crowded and crooked teeth are not just an aesthetic issue – they can put your dental health at risk as well. Food particles can collect more easily between them, increasing your risk of tooth decay. They can also contribute to bite alignment problems. Luckily, braces can reposition the teeth into more ideal spaces, allowing them to feel and function their very best.

Gapped Teeth

Oftentimes, a gap between teeth is regarded as a purely cosmetic issue. However, it can also cause problems with biting, chewing, and speaking. Traditional braces are able to gently move the teeth closer together, improving your appearance and oral health. Closing the gaps can protect your gums, improve your ability to eat certain foods, and benefit your pronunciation.

Caring for Your Braces

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For successful treatment, braces need to be well maintained. Here are some tips for helping your braces stay in good condition:

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