Traditional Metal Braces

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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Call Bietsch Orthodontics today to schedule your first appointment at (972) 934-6222or contact us online.

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:

  • Gum
  • Toffee
  • Caramels
  • Nuts
  • Chips
  • Bagels
  • 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.

We offer FREE consultations at our Prosper office. To learn more about Prosper & Melissa traditional metal braces, call (972) 934-6222 or contact us online.

Patient Experiences

Opinions We Cherish Most
  • “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

Our Smile Specialists

Experienced & Caring
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    Dr. Tom Bietsch


    Having practiced orthodontics for more than 19 years, I am excited to offer Prosper residents a place where they can attain their best smile in a compassionate and fun environment. Originally from Chicago, I knew as a teen that I wanted to be an orthodontist. My neighbor was an orthodontist and he gave me the confidence and reassurance by volunteering in his office that being an orthodontist was my calling. I love watching patients' confidence and self esteem grow as their smile is enhanced and ...
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    Treatment Coordinator

    Bianca was born and raised in Alaska where she developed her love for animals and the outdoors. She loves any reality show about Alaska, all types of music, bike riding with her husband and 3 boys and attending outdoor concerts. Her favorite foods are cheese pretzels, McDonalds Hot Fudge Sundae's and, due to her Italian heritage, she has a special love for spumoni ice cream! Bianca has been in the Medical/Dental field for over 11 years. As treatment coordinator she loves helping Dr. Bietsch ...
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    Financial Coordinator

    Kirsten has been in the dental field for over 5 years now. She loves solving puzzles and working with numbers to create solutions for our patients. This includes everyone's favorite, Insurance! If there is a way to get an insurance company to pay benefits, Kirsten will find it! She also has an amazing talent of remembering everyone's name and fun random facts about our patients and their families. Kirsten is a native Texan from the beaches of South Texas. She is married and has a funny 9 year ...
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    You can find Jessica and her husband every weekend on the baseball fields cheering on their 2 boys. Four wheeling and camping are just a few activities that Jessica enjoys. Jessica enjoy shopping, hibachi food, country and Christian music. Jessica is a veteran to orthodontics with 16 years as a dental technician and brings a caring and experienced hand to Bietsch Orthodontics.
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    Monica's favorite thing about her home state of Texas is the people and delicious food you find everywhere. Family is everything to Monica and you can find her enjoying skydiving, camping, fishing or trying exotic foods such as shark when she is not working. Monica has been working in the dental field for 6 years and absolutely loves her position as a scheduling coordinator here at Bietsch Orthodontics.
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    Willow has a special love for the outdoors and the freedom of being in nature. She loves camping, hiking, fishing, riding atv's and enjoying all this with her sweet son Blake. Willow has been in the dental field for over 4 years and is our financial coordinator here at Bietsch Orthodontics. Willow enjoys music and poetry. Her favorite poem is called "If i were the sun"
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    Zeke comes to Bietsch Orthodontics with over 17 years in the dental field. Zeke served in the US Army as a Dental Technician who specialized in orthognathic surgery. Happily married to his wife Michelle, they just welcomed their 1st child "Ariella" who is the sweetest little girl. When Zeke is not with his family you can find his cooking, grilling, or hiking.
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    Meet our mascot, ESPiN! You may see ESPiN at local sporting or community events meeting and greeting people. Snap a selfie with ESPiN and give our mascot a high five! Hugs are welcome, too. BIETSCH Orthodontics wouldn't be the same without our smiling, spirited friend. ESPiN loves to see patients of all ages with brilliant new smiles and is available in the office for patients when they may need a little encouragement during their treatment.

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