Melissa & Prosper Traditional Metal Braces
Straighter Teeth for Beautiful Results
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic care and are more comfortable today than ever before. Dr. Bietsch can help you or your child with jaw alignment issues, crowded or spaced teeth, under or overbites, crooked, and protruding smiles. Having braces can impact your teeth and oral health for the rest of your life; giving your teeth the room they deserve, improving speech impediments, and much more.
At our state-of-the-art orthodontic office, we offer free complimentary consultations for Prosper traditional metal braces and we will discuss all treatment options in procedures and appliances.
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What to Expect
Time in traditional metal braces can range from 1 – 2 years but will ultimately depend on the severity of your case. Once the braces are placed on the teeth, you will have to return about every 6 weeks for an adjustment until the treatment is completed.
Each patient will require their own personalized treatment plan. Our orthodontic assistant will cleanse, and air dry the teeth before the brace’s application begins. Then, we will put on a bonding agent on each tooth and Dr. Bietsch will position each bracket to the precise location needed for each tooth. A light then cures the glue attaching the bracket to the tooth and a precisely cut wire is placed in the braces.
Traditional metal braces may benefit patients in Prosper and Melissa with the following perks:
- More affordable
- Option to customize rubber band color
- Better at dealing with severe overbites and underbites
Metal Braces –Aftercare
Once the braces are placed, symptoms of soreness are normal for approximately the first week. Everyone is a little different and some patients only feel discomfort only for the first couple of days. Taking ibuprofen as indicated usually is best to offset the soreness.
What Foods Should I Avoid With Braces?
We will provide you with a list of foods that are good to eat with braces and those that can give your braces problems. Some of the foods to avoid while undergoing treatment with traditional braces include:
- Corn on the cob
Although not everything is on the list of foods to avoid, a general rule is to avoid anything hard, sticky, or chewy.
IMPORTANT: Brushing after every meal will ensure that food debris is not sitting on the teeth throughout the day (or on the braces), which will promote tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing daily is imperative to keep the gums and teeth healthy throughout treatment. Keeping all your orthodontic appointments, plus regular dental cleanings and check-ups with your dentist is also key in the health of your smile.
After your orthodontic treatment is completed, we will remove the braces from your teeth and fit you for a retainer. Dr. Bietsch will discuss the best retainer option for you as a retainer will help keep your teeth in their new position.
“I chose to see Dr. Bietsch from a referral from a friend. I am so happy that I did. The entire consult was all about my son and never about the doctor. I was so impressed that I chose to see him myself for some orthodontic work.”- Amy
“We love Dr. Bietsch's office. It's very easy to find a qualified orthodontist, but more difficult to find the combination of highly qualified, and caring. I feel like going above and beyond, is just normal for Dr. Bietsch and his staff.”- Kelly
“I was walked through each x-ray, necessary procedure and plan to align a jaw, straighten teeth, and make sure both my children and I were going to be happy with the results. Very impressed.”- Aimee
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