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Traditional Braces – Dallas, TX

Reliably Realign Your Grin

Having overcrowded or crooked teeth can impact both your oral health and your appearance. For example, you cannot thoroughly brush and floss them when you can’t easily access all the surfaces. This leaves you more prone to developing dental problems like tooth decay or gum disease. On top of that, you’re more likely to feel self-conscious about the state of your teeth, which can lead to anxiety or depression.

Fortunately, Dr. Lee can reliably realign your grin with traditional braces. This tried-and-true method has a long history of successfully transforming even the most uneven smiles. Continue reading to learn more about this treatment, and feel free to contact us for additional information.

Why Choose Sunny Smile Dental for Traditional Braces?

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

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Although it’s common to think of your teeth as immovable structures in your mouth, the truth is that they’re attached to your jawbone via tiny ligaments and connective tissues. That means they naturally have a certain capacity for movement. Traditional braces involve bonding brackets to your teeth and threading them with an archwire to apply enough pressure to shift them. Your dentist can adjust this wire accordingly every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure that your teeth are all moved into their ideal placements. It can take 18+ months to complete treatment, but you’ll have a perfectly straight smile once your braces are removed.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

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Braces are easily manipulated, so they are a versatile solution that can fix several different issues. Before you can proceed, however, you must have a consultation with Dr. Lee to ensure that you’re a good candidate for traditional orthodontics. She’ll examine your mouth to look for the following indicators that this method may be right for you:

Bite Misalignment

If you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, it means that your jaw doesn’t come together properly when you close your mouth. As a result, every time you bite down or chew, your teeth sustain uneven pressure that can wear down your enamel prematurely and lead to chips, cracks, or fractures. Furthermore, the additional strain on your jaw can lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders that can cause a stiff or locked jaw.

Braces can realign your bite so that everything comes together as it should.

Crowded & Crooked Teeth

Teeth that overlap can be harder to clean because they’re pushed into odd angles. That means you’re more susceptible to cavities and gum disease, which is detrimental to your dental well-being. Plus, their crooked appearance can put a real dent in your self-confidence.

Your dentist can give you perfectly straight teeth with braces so that you can have a healthy, happy smile in the future.

Gapped Teeth

Wide spaces in your teeth can also leave you feeling like your grin doesn’t measure up. On top of that, they’re likely to trap pieces of food that attract harmful bacteria. By closing the gaps, traditional orthodontics can enhance your looks and dental condition simultaneously.  

Caring for Your Braces

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It’s important to continue to care for your teeth throughout your treatment so that they’re in excellent condition when your braces are removed. Some helpful tips include:

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