Braces in Brentwood, MD

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About Traditional Metal Braces in Brentwood, MD

Thanks to advances in orthodontics and cutting-edge technology, traditional medical braces have now become a more comfortable and affordable option for patients. MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD offers a wide variety of orthodontic options to help you get the beautiful smile you long for. Traditional braces offer unique customizations that aren't always possible with other treatments. Many patients choose metal braces since it gives them a chance to show off their personality by choosing colors of elastic bands. This feature is especially fun for teens who can wear seasonal colors or show their support for their favorite sports team. To learn more about orthodontic treatments with metal braces, make a consultation to speak to one of the skilled professionals at MINT dentistry.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Traditional Braces?

Both adults and children can benefit from metal braces. We use braces made with strong, stainless steel archwires threaded through brackets that are strategically placed to gently move your teeth into optimal position. They are commonly an ideal treatment for patients with a misaligned jaw, crowded or gapped teeth or an over or underbite. MINT dentistry also utilizes top-quality elastics that are simple to put on and don't break easily. During your consultation, your team will discuss your options then help you choose the approach that meets your needs.

What Is the Process of Getting Braces?

A personalized treatment plan is created by a MINT dentistry professional once you’ve completed your dental exam. To begin your appointment, we'll ask you to sit in one of our massaging treatment chairs in a comfortable procedure room. After slipping on a set of our Beats headphones and a pair of our MINT sunglasses, your enamel will be prepared and cleaned before we put on your braces. Once we're finished applying the bonding agent, the metal brackets will be carefully placed. As soon as the brackets are set in place, we will thread the arch wire through. You will be asked to select your elastic band color(s). These small bands keep the arch wire attached to the metal brackets. Typically, the application process moves fairly quickly and patients often feel no pain. You will need to visit our Brentwood, MD facility every 4 – 6 weeks for check-ups and adjustments.

What Happens After Braces Are Placed?

Flossing and brushing your teeth can become more challenging when you get metal braces. However, good oral hygiene is important to your orthodontic treatment. Before you leave our office wearing braces for the first time, we will educate you on how to clean your teeth and provide you with helpful tips. We strongly suggest that you floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day. Keeping all your orthodontic appointments and professional cleanings will also help to ensure better results. Usually, patients wear braces for a couple of years, but your treatment time will depend on the severity of your case. After your treatment is over, we will take your braces off and move you into a retainer. Our MINT dentistry team will help you select the correct type of retainer for your new smile.

The MINT Commitment

Traditional braces remain a less expensive option when compared to the newer orthodontic treatments on the market. During your initial consultation at MINT dentistry, we will discuss your treatment options and estimates to help you choose which fits your budget. If you are using insurance, our front office will contact your provider to confirm your coverage and then calculate your personal costs. For patients without insurance, our Brentwood, MD facility accepts many payment options and a member of our staff can give you information on medical financing.

Trustworthy Results

Several advances in orthodontics have happened with dental treatments over the years for both adults and children. However, traditional metal braces remain one of our most popular treatments at MINT dentistry. Contact our practice in Brentwood, MD to schedule an appointment with a board-certified dentist for more information about how an orthodontic treatment can improve the health and appearance of your smile.

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