Traditional Orthodontic Braces (Metal Braces) – Boca Raton, FL

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Overview

Thanks to modern technology and many orthodontic improvements, conventional metal braces are more affordable and comfortable than they have been in the past. SEDA Dental provides a selection of orthodontic treatments to accommodate the different wants and needs of our Boca Raton, FL patients. Traditional braces offer you fun customizations that are not possible with removable aligners, such as ClearCorrect and Invisalign. A number of our patients favor metal braces since it helps them to display their personality by picking colored bands. This is particularly an enjoyable feature for younger patients and teenagers who are going to their school sports games since they can show their spirit. To find out more about conventional metal braces, schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Mauricio Antezana at our office in Boca Raton, FL.

Best Candidates

Conventional metal braces are a good option for patients of all ages. Our traditional braces are produced with top-grade stainless steel archwires and mounts that are strategically positioned to give you the beautiful smile you desire. They are a perfect treatment for patients who have jaw alignment difficulties, gapped or crowded teeth, over- or under-bites, and protruding teeth. In addition, we use high-quality elastic bands that do not readily snap and are easy to put on. Throughout your appointment with Dr. Antezana, he will discuss your orthodontic treatments and help you choose the method that suits your needs.

What to Expect

Following your initial examination, an individualized treatment program will be created by Dr. Antezana for your particular case. When you return to receive your braces, your teeth will be professionally cleaned and prepped before applying your metal brackets. After we have painted the bonding agent on your teeth, then your metal mounts will be placed on. Once your braces are on, Dr. Antezana will thread the wire through them. Then, you will have the ability to pick your preferred band color(s). The very small elastics keep the wires connected to the mounts. The application procedure usually moves quite fast and patients feel little to no discomfort. You should expect to come back to SEDA Dental around once a month to get adjustments and progress checks.

Follow-Up

Traditional metal braces may make flossing and cleaning your teeth more difficult. That is why good oral hygiene is critical to your orthodontic therapy. When you receive your braces, Dr. Antezana will instruct you about how to clean your teeth and offer you helpful hints. As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you floss and brush your teeth after each meal. Maintaining all of your appointments and bi-annual dental cleanings can also help give you optimal outcomes. Usually, most patients have their braces for 1 – 2 years; however, your treatment period will rely on the intensity of your situation.

Once your treatment is complete, we will take the braces off and fit your teeth for a retainer. Your retainer can help keep your teeth in their place. Dr. Antezana can help you pick the ideal retainer to fit your teeth.

Emergencies

When you have an issue with your braces, it is important not to panic. You might have the ability to fix many issues temporarily on your own till you make an appointment at our office. These issues do not have to create a delay in your therapy. If you believe you cannot fix your orthodontic issue, please contact us.
Loose Band or Bracket
In the event the bracket or band remains connected to the wire, then leave it where it is. If it is causing discomfort, put sugarless gum or orthodontic wax on it. Occasionally, you are able to take off the elastic band using tweezers so you can detach the mount from the archwire.
Loose Wire
Attempt to push the cable into position with tweezers. If that is not working, clip the archwire with fingernail clippers or little cable cutters beyond the tooth that it is firmly attached to. If it is causing pain, put sugarless gum or orthodontic wax on it.
Poking Wire
Put sugarless gum or orthodontic wax on the archwire.
Soreness
You may have some discomfort for many days following every office visit. Chew carefully on sugarless gum following appointments to reduce discomfort. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take nonprescription pain medication as directed.
Loose Appliance
In the event the appliance is poking or sticking you, then put sugarless gum or orthodontic wax over it to keep it stable.

Insurance Coverage

In comparison to other treatments, conventional metal braces are usually less costly. During your consultation, Dr. Antezana will discuss your treatment choices and cost quotes so that you may select the method that best satisfies your needs and budget. If you are using insurance, we will call your provider to confirm your policy and calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not have insurance, then SEDA Dental takes several payment methods and we will be able to help you to find low-interest financing.

Traditional Metal Braces

In the past few years, there have been a number of improvements in orthodontic and dental care for individuals of all ages. Nevertheless, traditional braces are still among the most effective methods at SEDA Dental. Get in touch with our office in Boca Raton, FL to schedule an appointment with skilled dentist Dr. Antezana and discover more about conventional metal braces and other orthodontic choices.

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