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.
Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces
While there are various orthodontic treatment options available, traditional metal braces offer several benefits for patients looking to achieve straighter teeth and a beautiful smile. Some of the advantages of choosing metal braces include:
- Effective for correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues
- Durable and able to withstand the demands of everyday wear
- Cost-effective compared to other orthodontic treatments
- Potential for faster treatment times and more predictable results
- Ability to customize with colorful bands for a fun and personalized look
At Bietsch Orthodontics, our experienced and caring smile specialists can discuss the benefits of traditional metal braces and help you determine if they are the right treatment option for your orthodontic needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward achieving a straighter, healthier smile!
“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
“We love Dr. Bietsch and all the staff! We have had nothing but a great experience. Love the family feel and comfortable environment. Very easy to get appointments. Highly recommend!”- Jessica
“Dr. Bietsch and his staff are so friendly. We are very happy we chose them for our orthodontic treatments! When school starts we will use the Bus and save hours in drive and appointment time away from school.”- Lerla
“Great Ortho and amazingly kind staff. My kids LOVE it here! I mean, why was there no Dr. Bietsch when I was their age and had to have braces?!? We highly recommend Dr. Bietsch.”- L.R.
LOVE LOVE the expertise and precise character Dr. Bietsch and his staff have. Two of my children have had to get orthodontics for a second time because of bad outcomes. I am so glad we found an orthodontist that is as obsessed with perfection as my two girls are. I have recommended that people in surrounding cities make the drive to Prosper & they are very happy. Plus you will get the small-town family feel from Dr. Bietsch and his office staff.- Jay
“I’ve got two kiddos currently being treated by Dr. B and a third one who’ll start seeing him soon and so far, every interaction we’ve had with anyone on their team has been great. My kids’ smiles are beautiful and becoming nearly pe”- Karen
Dr. Tom BietschOrthodontist, Owner
KirstenBrace Bus Specialist, Front Team Lead
WillowFinancial Team Lead
Dr. Elizabeth HeathOrthodontist