Metal Braces: Everything You Should Know By Annapolis, MD’s Top Rated Orthodontist

Picture1Still the most common type of braces, traditional metal braces are brackets attached to patients’ teeth and held together with an arch wire. Your Annapolis orthodontist will place the bracket to a specific spot on your tooth so that when your treatment is complete, the arch wire will appear perfectly straight. The arch wire 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 concerns, some of which might even be causing speech impediments. Other conditions may include crossbites, underbites, overbites, gaps, overcrowding, and more.

Things To Keep In Mind

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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis, MD 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 our orthodontic office in Annapolis, MD 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 Annapolis, MD orthodontists.

Do You Want To Know More About Metal Braces?

At Benkovich Orthodontics, we 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 Benkovich Orthodontics Smile Assessment. We can’t wait to welcome you as a member of the Benkovich Orthodontics family.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our orthodontics office in Annapolis, Maryland would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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"Dr. Benkovich and his staff gave my son his smile back! We have been recommending the practice to everyone, and we could not be more thrilled with the results we saw. "Bridgitte B.
"Both of my sons are currently patients of the practice. The staff are great and friendly. The office is well run and efficient. Dr. B. is awesome with the kids."Pam F.
"Excellent doctor and very friendly staff. Always a good experience and my teeth are looking great!"Meredith M.
"The office staff is amazing! When I go there I feel like I am visiting friends!"Darlene P.
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Benkovich Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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