Traditional Braces – Weatherford, TX

Giving Patients Straighter Smiles with Time-Tested Solutions

You probably know that several orthodontic systems can straighten teeth. There’s Invisalign®, which uses clear plastic aligners to realign your smile. There is also a system that looks a lot like traditional metal braces but uses tooth-colored brackets and wires. But if you want the most reliable system, then nothing can match traditional orthodontics. These braces are based on years and years of research and trial. For traditional orthodontics in Weatherford, contact Dr. Romack and Dr. Decker at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford.

Why Choose Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford for Traditional Braces?

  • Dentist with Advanced Ortho Training
  • Reliable Results Using Enhanced Diagnostic Imaging
  • Your Dental Insurance Is Welcome

What Can Traditional Orthodontics Fix?

Close up of smiling child with traditional braces in Weatherford on their lower teeth

Traditional braces are the most often recommended treatment style for just about any type of alignment problem. Whether your child’s smile or yours is affected by overcrowding or rotated teeth, gaps between teeth, or an overbite, crossbite, or underbite, standard metal brackets and wires can correct one or a combination of these concerns. The treatment time depends on the specific set of circumstances that each case presents, but most children and adults wear braces for no more than 24 months.

The Process of Traditional Braces

Close up of smile with braces on upper teeth

Traditional braces consist of metal brackets that are adhesively bonded to the facial side of teeth. Arch wires clip into those brackets and elastic bands hold the wires in place. To keep the wires from shifting, metal bands are looped around molars to hold them in place.

About every six to eight weeks, you’ll come to see your dentist in Weatherford to have your braces adjusted. As you progress through treatment, you will gradually begin to see your smile get closer and closer to perfect alignment.

Should Your Child Have Braces?

Young boy with braces smiling

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should be evaluated for braces by the time they are seven years old. By this age, their permanent front teeth and their first molars have all erupted. Dr. Romack will examine your child’s dentition to see if there are any existing or developing eruption problems. She will also check to see if there are problems involving the growth of their jaw, protruding teeth, or crowded teeth.

After an initial evaluation, Dr. Romack will talk to you about whether or not early orthodontic intervention could be helpful to your child.