Traditional orthodontic braces are one of the most effective ways to straighten teeth and avoid oral health problems that can be caused by misalignment teeth. Orthodontic braces can help patients of all ages get their teeth, jaw, and lips in proper alignment to avoid tooth decay, chronic pain, gum disease, trouble chewing, speech problems, and more. Braces can also correct teeth that are crowded, protruding, or irregularly spaced, as well as cross bites, overbites, under bites, and jaw pain. What traditional braces are generally associated with children and teens, orthodontics can help patients of all ages get a healthier, more attractive smile.


Orthodontic braces for youth and adults are personalized based on the patient’s needs and concerns.  The length of treatment will depend on the complexity of the case, but the younger the patient is, the less time is usually takes and the patient will often avoid other oral problems. The orthodontic braces are tiny brackets that are attached to each tooth that are then threaded with wires that gently, but consistently push the teeth into their proper position. Patients should return to have their orthodontics and teeth checked every month by their dentist until they are ready to be removed. While wearing braces, patients may find it more difficult to brush and floss their teeth, but it it important to follow a good home care routine and keep the teeth healthy and strong during orthodontic treatment.


After orthodontics are removed, patient will generally be given a retainer to wear that will prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position. A retainer can be attached to the back to the teeth or made as a removable mouth piece depending on the patient’s lifestyle and needs. Patients should continue a good home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing, and visit their dentist for professional cleanings and dental exams.