woman portrait in autumnIf you are ready for a new smile, we recommend some types of orthodontics treatments and we have several to choose from!

Why should I have braces?

We usually recommend braces to improve a patient’s “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. If left untreated, these problems can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches, earaches, as well as speaking, biting, or chewing problems.

What kind of braces will I have to wear?

We will know what appliance is best for your particular problem, but you often have a choice. Braces generally come in three varieties. The most popular type are brackets—metal, ceramic, or plastic—that are bonded to teeth.

Ceramic brackets are typically clear or tooth-colored, and they are far less noticeable than metal brackets. Both types of braces use wires to move the teeth to the desired position.

How long will I have to wear braces?

That depends upon your treatment plan. The more complicated your spacing or bite problem is and the older you are, the longer your treatment period is, usually. Most patients can count on wearing full braces between 12 and 24 months. This will generally be followed by wearing a retainer to set and align tissues surrounding straightened teeth.

Will treatment be uncomfortable?

stock06The interconnecting wires of traditional braces are tightened at each visit, bearing mild pressure on the brackets or bands to shift teeth or jaws gradually into a desired position. Your teeth and jaws may feel slightly sore after each visit, but the discomfort is brief. Keep in mind also that some teeth may need to be extracted to make room for teeth being shifted with braces and for proper jaw alignment. For patients with aligners, there may be some soreness as your mouth adjusts to each new plastic tray.

Get a Smile To Show Off in Carrington, ND

All of us at Garr Dental Center want you to love your smile. We will partner with you to help you choose the best orthodontics choice for you. Call today!