Traditional braces in Houston repair bad bites and crooked teeth. They can also correct eating difficulties and speaking issues. Advances in modern dentistry have brought us smaller and more comfortable metal braces.
Traditional brackets are bonded to the tooth surface and connected with a metal wire. Periodic tightening of the wire is necessary to create steady pressure. This is what gradually straightens teeth and corrects jaw misalignment. Metal braces are still the most widely used orthodontic treatment. However, there are other discreet options available. Mi Casa Dental offers clear braces as an alternative to traditional metal braces.
In addition, at Mi Casa Dental, you can customize traditional metal braces in Houston to fit your unique taste and lifestyle.
Since every mouth is unique, the orthodontic treatment time is different for each patient. It all depends on the severity of the case. Most Mi Casa Dental patients wear traditional metal braces for about 1–3 years. Once the brackets are removed, and treatment is completed, a retainer is worn to maintain your newly straightened smile and keep your teeth from shifting back out of place.
During your orthodontic treatment time at Mi Casa Dental, you must be diligent about how well you care for your braces and your oral health. Proper care of braces means avoiding sticky, sugary, and hard foods and making healthy eating choices. Snacking on too many sugary items can lead to plaque build-up that is difficult to remove around the wires and brackets, and cause cavities. Hard foods can break or damage orthodontic appliances.