Traditional metal braces are the most common option for orthodontic treatment. They consist of metal wires, brackets, ligatures, bands, and elastics. We will begin by bonding a metal bracket to each one of your teeth. These brackets act as an anchor for the other components to exert the pressure necessary to move your teeth. Archwires will then be threaded through the brackets and held in place by the elastic tie ligatures (you can pick from over 25 colors!). The archwire puts constant pressure on your teeth which makes them move into the desired place. These archwires are replaced every 6-8 weeks to ensure a gradual and healthy movement of your teeth.
Depending on your case, you might need to wear elastic bands to correct an underbite or overbite. These bands attach to specialized brackets and can be removed during meals and for brushing.
We realize that one of the biggest hurdles for seeking orthodontic treatment with adults is cosmetic reasons, but did you know that over 30% of our orthodontic patients are adults? This includes adults in metal braces. Dental health and happiness have no age limit. It has become very common for patients to seek orthodontic treatment later in life. Whether you are 21 or 51, we are happy that you are considering us.
We also know that the cost of orthodontic treatment is high. You may even have 1 or more children that need braces in the next 5 years! Don’t worry, we’ve heard your concerns. Therefore, we have our payment plan program for you and your child’s braces. Pay as low as $125 per month. And most importantly, treatment will be performed by a licensed and certified orthodontist.
Visit one of our Risas Dental offices during our convenient hours for more information. We’d be happy to answer any and all questions you may have and get you seen by one of our highly trained orthodontists to discuss your options.