Our orthodontist and team at Shine Orthodontics offer traditional braces in Thornton, Colorado, to straighten your teeth and give you a smile you will love! Traditional braces are the most commonly used orthodontic treatment option and have been effectively used for years to align teeth and correct bites. To learn more about braces and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Brandon Scheer, call us today at 303-452-7777.
Braces uses brackets and wires to straighten teeth gradually. One bracket is attached to the front of each tooth using a special adhesive. A memory wire is then run through each bracket. A wire with memory properties will naturally begin to straighten, moving the teeth along with it into proper alignment. Braces are usually made of a silver-colored metal, but they can also be clear for patients who wish for something more discreet.
Braces are an excellent way to treat almost every orthodontic issue, even very complex ones. Such orthodontic issues include:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Protruded teeth
- Retruded teeth
- Problems with the bite, including crossbite, open bite, underbite and overbite
Treatment time will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of orthodontic treatment needed. This ranges anywhere from a few months to a few years; we can give you an estimate during your consultation.
During your treatment, you will need to meet with our team regularly about once every six weeks, though shorter or longer appointment intervals may be needed occasionally. This will allow us to check on your progress and make adjustments. Maintaining regular visits with our team will keep your treatment time as short as possible.
To learn more about braces and what they can do for you, please contact us today!