Orthodontic Braces

Traditional, Metal Orthodontic Braces

There are several different orthodontic options these days, from hidden lingual braces to clear aligners and more. However, traditional bracket-and-wire braces are still a frequently relied upon solution for achieving optimal teeth-straightening results. For example, young children may need comprehensive orthodontic care to guide the proper growth and development of their teeth and oral structures. Or, older teen and adult patients may exhibit tooth misalignment that requires the individual brackets and arch wire of traditional braces to address.

How traditional metal braces work

Traditional metal braces consist of a series of brackets that are semi-permanently bonded to each individual tooth. The brackets are connected with an arch wire, which applies the pressure needed to guide your teeth back into straighter, proper positioning. During an initial consultation, we can accurately diagnose the specific nature and extent of your tooth misalignment, and then plan the appropriate paths of movement that your braces will guide your teeth through. The length of treatment with orthodontic braces varies between patients, though typically, it can take between 12-24 months to completely straighten your teeth.

Find out if braces are best for your smile

For young children, and some adults with more complex tooth misalignment, brackets and wires are still the most effective way to straighten their teeth. To learn if traditional braces are your best option, schedule an orthodontic consultation by calling Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.