About Orthodontic Braces
Traditional orthodontics are one of the most effective techniques to straighten teeth and decrease oral health troubles that can be caused by teeth that are crooked. Braces can help all patients get their teeth, jaw, and lips in proper alignment to inhibit tooth decay, chronic pain, gum disease, trouble chewing, speech problems, and more. Braces can also improve teeth that are crowded, protruding, or unevenly spaced, as well as cross bites, overbites, underbites, and jaw pain. While orthodontic braces are often associated with children and teens, orthodontic braces by our dentists at Parkway Dental in Missouri City, TX can help patients of all ages get a healthier, more attractive smile.
What to Expect
Traditional braces for patients of all ages are personalized based on the patient's needs and goals. The length of treatment will depend on the specific case, but younger patients tends to take less time and the patient will often avoid other mouth troubles. The metal braces are tiny brackets that are glued to each tooth that are then threaded with wires that gently, but consistently push the teeth into their proper position. Patients should return to Parkway Dental in Missouri City, TX to have their traditional braces and oral health checked every month by our dentists at Parkway Dental until they are ready to be removed. While wearing braces, patients may find it difficult to brush and floss their teeth, but it is essential to follow a regular home care routine and keep the teeth strong during the orthodontic treatment.
After the orthodontics are removed, the patient will generally be given a retainer to wear that will discourage the teeth from shifting back to their previous position. A retainer can be bonded to the back of the teeth or made as a removable mouth piece depending on the patient's needs and preferences. Patients should continue a good home mouth care routine, including regular brushing and flossing, and visiting our dentists at Parkway Dental for professional cleanings and dental exams.
Dental insurance usually covers some of the cost of metal braces, but this varies based on the kind of treatment and the patient's coverage. Parkway Dental in Missouri City, TX will coordinate with every patient's insurance company to determine the benefits and out-of-pocket bill. Parkway Dental accepts several types of payment and offers financing plans for our patients to make metal braces affordable.
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A Healthy, Aligned Smile
A beautiful, healthy smile starts with well-aligned teeth that ensure your teeth, jaw, and lips can work properly. No matter your age, talk to our dentists about your orthodontic options and discover small problems that may turn into bigger issues, like gum disease, headaches, jaw pain, tooth decay, and more without orthodontics. Thanks to all the recent advances and choices in orthodontics, our dentists at Parkway Dental can help you have your best smile.