Mountain View Dental
Traditional Braces in
Traditional braces are a time-tested method of straightening teeth and correcting problems such as underbites, overbites, crowding, gaps, and crossbites. The dentists at Mountain View Dental & Orthodontics in Alamogordo, NM, offer ceramic and tooth-colored brackets that are more discreet than traditional metal braces. Our orthodontist is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists who speaks Spanish. Se habla Español.
Braces use metal brackets and wire to apply steady, gentle pressure that moves teeth gradually into alignment.
Benefits of Traditional Braces
Traditional braces have several benefits:
About the Hardware
Braces treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment. During the initial braces consultation, the orthodontist will take digital impressions of the patient’s teeth and photos of the patient’s face and mouth. Using these images, our orthodontist can create a plan to move the teeth over time predictably. The consultation process may involve at least two office visits to collect all necessary data.
During the next appointment, our dental team will attach brackets to the surface of the teeth. This does not require the removal of any dental enamel and is a very comfortable patient process. After the brackets have fully bonded with the teeth, archwires are attached with special bands to the brackets.
Traditional braces are a proven way to achieve a straighter smile, and our orthodontist has helped many patients achieve improved health and confidence with this treatment.
Throughout orthodontic treatment, patients will visit the orthodontist every six to eight weeks for adjustments. The total length of treatment will depend on the patient’s needs and case severity. After the teeth are properly positioned, we will remove the wires and brackets. Patients can expect to wear a retainer after the braces have been removed to ensure their teeth remain in their proper positions.
All orthodontic treatments require dedication and commitment. To encourage patient compliance, our practice offers several incentives, such as gift cards through our in-house Ortho Bucks program.