What are Fixed Braces?
Fixed braces are the traditional type of braces that you may see teens and adults wearing. Fixed, or traditional, braces are affixed to the teeth using brackets and metal wiring. The wiring helps to push and pull the teeth into a more aligned position. This helps to correct minor to even severe orthodontic problems that you or your child are experiencing.
Why would Fixed Braces be needed?
It’s not uncommon to have teeth that aren’t perfectly straight. Your teeth may be crooked, crowded, misaligned or unevenly spaced. Unfortunately, orthodontic problems aren’t just cosmetic. When your teeth are severely crooked or crowded, it can be difficult or even impossible to floss and brush properly. Orthodontic treatment using fixed braces is a great way to fix the problem.
Who is a candidate for Fixed Braces?
Most patients who need orthodontic treatment are good candidates for fixed braces. Children, teens, and even adults who need braces can, and should, consider traditional braces. These braces are ideal for both minor and even severe orthodontic problems. Dr. Ju will examine your teeth and take x-rays to determine if fixed braces are right for you.
What happens during treatment with Fixed Braces?
The first step is to consult with Dr. Ju and have impressions and x-rays taken. These will be used to create a personalized treatment plan just for you. We then affix the metal brackets onto your teeth. A thin metal wire is then placed over the brackets and secured with small rubber bands. You will come into the office every few weeks for adjustments to this wire, which will help to further continue treatment. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to several years depending on the patient and their own unique needs. Fixed braces are comfortable, and have been used for decades to provide patients with beautiful smiles.
If you would like to learn more about fixed braces, call us now and our friendly staff members can assist you further. Our office offers extended business hours as well as superior customer service to make your time with us enjoyable and convenient.