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Traditional Braces - Dallas, TX

Giving Patients a Straighter, Healthier Smile

If you have a child or teenager who is in need of a straighter smile, they may or may not be excited about the idea of traditional braces in Dallas. However, we find that most of our younger patients get excited once they learn they can make their smile colorful during the treatment process. Yes, there is metal brackets and wires, but if they desire, they can opt for colorful rubber bands to liven up their new hardware. At Midtown Family Dentistry of Dallas, we’ve been delivering this method of orthodontic treatment for years, so if your child is in need of traditional braces in Dallas, TX, don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule a consultation.

A young girl wearing braces

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

A person with braces at the orthodontist

Traditional braces are one of the most effective methods for straightening teeth. They have been used for decades to give people of all ages more beautiful smiles. While advancements in orthodontics in Dallas have led to the creation of other teeth straightening solutions such as Invisalign or Clear Correct, traditional braces still hold up to their competition.

Consisting of three parts: brackets, wires, and elastic rubber bands, all three work together to shift teeth into the correct position and alignment. When your child arrives for their first appointment, your dentist in Dallas will use a special bonding agent to place each bracket onto the appropriate teeth. Next, they will thread a metal wire through each bracket, snapping it into place. This wire will serve as an important player in moving the teeth throughout treatment. If at any point while wearing braces the dentist believes it to be necessary that your child wear rubber bands, this is where they can get crazy with their appearance.

Your child can choose from a wide variety of colors to jazz up their smile, all while working toward straighter, healthier teeth. These will help to align their upper and lower jaw.

Who is a Good Candidate for Traditional Braces?

A young woman smiling with braces

To be honest, traditional braces are perfect for anyone of any age. As long as you have good oral health, you are a good candidate for traditional braces. It is best that if you need any pre-orthodontic dental work completed, such as gum disease therapy, fillings, or extractions, they are done prior to receiving your braces. If some teeth are affecting the potential success of orthodontic treatment, our dentists may suggest an extraction.

What Are the Benefits of Straighter Teeth?

A young woman smiling after braces treatment

A straighter smile has many benefits, including:

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