Here at Salinas Dental Group, we strive every day to provide our patients and their families with the best dental care in Houston and the surrounding area.

Kids & Adults with Traditional Braces

It is true that your teeth can be straightened no matter the age. Salinas Dental Group can provide you with a wide variety and choices of orthodontic treatments for the adult, teenager, or kids, inclusive of the traditional metal braces that remain the most popular braces for the alignment of teeth today.

Traditional Dental Braces

The traditional brace near you is the most affordable option. They can correct crowded teeth, align your jaw, and eliminate the unwanted gaps in between teeth. Many patients still think that the traditional metal braces mean “metal mouth,” and this treatment option with braces has improved over the past several years regarding appearance, comfort, and overall time of treatment.

How Have Metal Braces Improved Over the Years?

The metal braces of today are made of sleeker, smaller, brackets that adhere to the teeth and then connected by wires that slowly straighten your teeth over some time. Under the care of Salinas Dental Group, we will on a regular basis tighten the braces, so we can align your teeth as comfortably and efficiently as possible.

Because of the invention of heat-activated archwires, the newer metal braces can work with that heat inside your mouth to straighten the archwire back into the original form. It means you will have more comfort and won’t have to go to the dentist as often.

How Do You Get Getting Metal Braces?

Usually, it starts with your dentist recommending that you or your child needs them. At that appointment, your concerns will be addressed,and your mouth will be examined thoroughly to decide the type of orthodontic treatment you honestly need. Once a plan has been outlined and agreed upon, then an appointment will be made so your braces can be applied.

During your first appointment, your orthodontist will put on your braces. Your follow up appointments will be scheduled. They will be about every six to eight weeks, or there will be times it might be more often.

There may be times you have to come in between appointments, and if this happens, you can schedule a special time. A bracket might fall off, or one of your archwires might get loose, then you will need to come in so it can be repaired.

If you have any questions about traditional braces for adults, teens, or kids, don’t hesitate to call us here at Salinas Dental Group. We look forward to hearing from you!