What Are Traditional Braces?
With modern technology and several orthodontic advances, traditional metal braces are more comfortable and affordable for Long Island, Commack, and Stony Brook, NY residents than ever before. NowDental of Suffolk offers a variety of orthodontic treatments to cater to the many wants and needs of our patients. Conventional braces offer unique customizations that aren't possible with removable aligners, such as Invisalign® treatment. Many of our patients prefer metal braces as it helps them to show off their personality by choosing different colored bands. This is particularly a fun feature for younger patients and teens who like to match the bands to their favorite sports team or holiday colors. To learn more about traditional metal braces, schedule a consultation at our office in Smithtown, NY.
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Do I Need Metal Braces?
Classic metal braces are an excellent choice for both adults and children. Our traditional braces are made of top-grade stainless steel archwires and brackets that are strategically placed to give you the beautiful smile you want. They are an ideal choice for patients with jaw alignment problems, crowded or gapped teeth, overbites or underbites, and protruding teeth. We also use high-quality elastics that don't easily break and are easy to put on. During your consultation at our office, we will discuss your orthodontic treatment options and help you pick the method that suits your needs and goals.
What Can I Expect When Getting Braces?
Following your initial examination, a personalized treatment plan will be created based on your particular needs. When you return to get your braces, your teeth will be properly cleaned and prepped before placing your metal braces. Once we have painted the bonding agent on your teeth, your metal braces will be put on. Once all the mounts are on, we will thread the wire through them. Then, you will have the ability to pick your desired band color(s). The tiny bands keep the archwires connected to the metal mounts. The application procedure usually moves fairly quickly and patients often experience little to no discomfort. You can expect to return to NowDental of Suffolk once a month to get adjustments and progress checks.
What Follow-Up is Needed for Braces?
Braces may make cleaning and flossing your teeth harder. That's why good oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic therapy. After your braces are put on, we will instruct you on how to clean your teeth and give you helpful tips to make brushing and flossing easier. As a general rule, we suggest that you floss and brush your teeth after every meal. Maintaining all your orthodontic appointments and biannual dental cleanings can also help to ensure optimal outcomes. Typically, most patients have braces for 1 – 2 years, but your treatment time will ultimately rely on the severity of your case. Once your treatment is finished, we will take the braces off and fit your teeth for a retainer. Your retainer can help keep your teeth in their new place. We will help you pick the perfect retainer for your new smile.
Will Insurance Cover Traditional Metal Braces?
When compared to other treatments, conventional metal braces are usually less costly. During your consultation, we will go over your treatment options and cost quotes so you can choose the method that best satisfies your needs, goals, and budget. If you have dental insurance, we will contact your provider to confirm your policy and determine your out-of-pocket costs. If you don't have insurance, NowDental of Suffolk accepts many payment methods and we can help you find medical financing.
Traditional Metal Braces
In recent years, there have been a number of advances in dental and orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Nevertheless, traditional braces are still among our most popular methods at NowDental of Suffolk. Get in touch with our office in Smithtown, NY to schedule a consultation with our dental team to find out more about conventional metal braces and other orthodontic options.