Metal Braces 101 By Shawnee OK, Orthodontist

metal-braces-4Still the most common type of braces, traditional metal braces are brackets attached to patients’ teeth and held together with an archwire. Your Shawnee, OK, orthodontist will place the bracket to a specific spot on your tooth so that when your treatment is complete, the archwire will appear perfectly straight. The archwire is attached to the brackets using tiny rubber bands called ligatures. You can choose whatever colors you want, which makes it fun for holidays or special events.

Braces can correct a wide variety of problems, some of which might even be causing speech impediments. Other problems may include crossbites, underbites, overbites, gaps, overcrowding, and more.

Things To Know From The Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma

Keep in mind when reading this, that each patient is different and so even though something is listed below, you personally may never experience it throughout your entire treatment of braces.

  • After an adjustment, you may experience some soreness or aching in the mouth.
  • Your Shawnee orthodontist will advise against eating certain foods as they can get caught in your braces or cause one of the brackets to come off.
  • Brackets may irritate your gums when they are first put on. Your orthodontist in Shawnee, OK, will provide you with orthodontic wax to help this problem.
  • Brush, brush, brush your teeth.

One of the most important things to remember is to brush your teeth often when having braces. There are so many more crevices for food and bacteria to hide.

At the Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma, we always provide a friendly, consultative approach to you or your child’s potential treatment. We say potential because you or your child may not even require braces! Let us help you determine that in our office with our orthodontists.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?

The Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma strive to provide a consultative approach for every patient. We want you to fully understand your treatment options before any work has begun, so you are confident in your choice in your treatment and your choice in our practice.

When you are ready to learn more about you or your child’s smile transformation, click here to schedule your 100% Complimentary O.S.O. Smile Analysis. We can’t wait to meet you!


Meet Orthodontic Specialists Of Oklahoma Of Shawnee, OK

Specializing In Metal Braces

At Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma of Shawnee, OK, our 5-star-rated orthodontists take great pride in providing you with the best orthodontic treatment options by having the most advanced technology available, including retainers after treatment. We provide so many options including, metal braces, clear braces, self-ligating braces, Invisalign, Empower braces, early orthodontic treatment, and more. Accelerate your orthodontic treatment by up to 50% with SureSmile.

Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma understands the importance of making braces affordable. That is why we offer affordable financial plans for braces with no hidden fees and family discounts!

When you are ready, click here to schedule your O.S.O. Smile Analysis which includes a comprehensive exam, x-rays, and more!

Call 405.364.4608 today!

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