Conventional Braces


While some people may frown upon metal wires and obvious brackets, conventional braces are still one of the most effective ways to straighten teeth and realign bites. They’re particularly popular for children and teens, but they can be highly effective for adults too!

What are Conventional Braces?

Conventional braces are made of brackets and wires that gradually shift the position of your teeth, both for proper spacing and alignment. Small rubber bands keep the wires attached to the brackets, which must be occasionally adjusted while your teeth continue to shift.

Advances in dental technology have made braces more comfortable by making them lighter, as well as by reducing the size of brackets—all without sacrificing the quality of your treatment. The time it takes for braces to work completely varies, depending on your case.

Tips About Conventional Braces

Your dentist will keep you briefed on good dental hygiene practices with braces, but there are certain foods and drinks you should stay away from in order to get the most out of your treatment and preserve the integrity of your appliances. These tips can also make sure you don’t extend how long you’ll need to wear them.

Try to steer clear of:

  • Gum
  • Ice
  • Popcorn & Nuts
  • Sticky & Hard Candy
  • Sugary Foods

Do You Need Conventional Braces in Henderson, NC?

Think conventional braces in Henderson, NC may be the right treatment for you? Black Bear Dental offers dental services that meet all of your needs, using the latest technologies and the most effective techniques to perform orthodontic correction. If you would like to learn more about conventional braces, or schedule a consultation, contact our office today!

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