While there are different options in orthodontics available today, traditional braces are still the most common orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces are used to correct misaligned and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Traditional braces have been used for decades as a means for achieving a beautiful smile, and they have come a long way over the years – becoming sleeker, using smaller brackets, and fitting more comfortably in the mouth.

Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are adhered to the front surface of the teeth with a strong adhesive. These brackets are connected by wires, and with periodic tightening, pressure is used to gradually straighten the teeth and align the jaw. At Winding Ridge Dentistry, we are proud to provide this orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages.

Braces Are Not Just for Teenagers

Braces are not just for teenagers – both younger children and adults can benefit from wearing braces. Children who begin early orthodontic treatment often find that they receive the most optimal benefits because their mouths are manipulated and put into the proper position before all of their permanent teeth are present in the mouth. Adults can also receive full benefits from traditional braces, and can take advantage of orthodontic treatment at any age.

The length of treatment with traditional braces depends on each individual case. However, the average amount of time that most people wear braces is one to three years. After treatment, most people will wear a retainer at night to make sure that the teeth are held in their correct positions. If you are ready to learn more or to get started on your orthodontic journey, contact Winding Ridge Dentistry to learn more about traditional braces. This method of orthodontic treatment has been used successfully for many years, and we are proud to provide traditional braces to our patients.