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Traditional Braces

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What are Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces are still the most common orthodontic treatment. There have been many advancements in braces technology overtime to reach the current format. The brackets are now smaller, smoother, and gentler on your teeth.

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TW Orthodontics provides traditional braces in Andalusia, Enterprise, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama. Contact us at your nearest location to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are still the most popular orthodontic treatment because of the following benefits:

  • Tried and true method: Traditional braces have stood the test of time for good reason: the method works. Metal and clear braces exert the necessary force on the teeth to move them in proper alignment.
  • Effective for most patients: Braces can correct most orthodontic issues, including crowding, misalignment, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and other conditions. The vast majority of patients can have their orthodontic needs met with braces.
  • Technological improvements: Advancements in technology have made braces more gentle so that teeth are shifted gradually for less discomfort. Today’s braces can be put on the teeth in an hour.
  • Affordable: Traditional metal braces are an affordable teeth straightening system. Clear braces tend to cost more, but the actual cost depends on your orthodontic needs and treatment time.
  • Long-lasting results. As long as you wear your retainers according to your orthodontist's instructions following braces treatment, your results can last for the rest of your life.

Are You a Good Candidate for Traditional Braces?

To be a good candidate for traditional braces, you must first have healthy teeth. If you have any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, your dentist will need to address your dental and oral health issues first. Candidates for braces typically have a significant number of permanent teeth in place. TW Orthodontics will perform a preliminary evaluation to determine if your teeth are ready for braces.

Why Choose TW Orthodontics?

One reason to choose TW Orthodontics is that we treat you like family. We provide orthodontic treatment to every patient as we would our own loved ones. Our dedication to quality orthodontic care is apparent in everything we do.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do braces take to straighten your teeth?

The average treatment time for braces is anywhere from 1-3 years. The length of your time in braces depends on a variety of factors including the extent of the orthodontic corrections you require, your age, and how well you follow the suggested appointment schedule and instructions.

How do you brush and floss with braces?

Brushing your teeth is very important while wearing braces because the brackets provide places for food and plaque to gather, increasing your risk of tooth decay. Brush and floss a minimum of twice a day, preferably three to four times daily, or anytime it’s accessible after eating, using the tooth brushing and flossing tools provided by your orthodontist. You can also use a Waterpik or air flosser to clean around your brackets and between your teeth.

Are there foods I can’t eat with braces?

To prevent damage to your braces you should avoid chewy or sticky foods like candy and gum and hard or crunchy foods like chips and nuts. You should avoid biting into apples or crunchy vegetables and instead cut them into bite-sized pieces. And never chew ice or solid objects like pens and pencils.

How much do braces cost and are they covered by insurance?

If you have dental insurance it may cover orthodontic treatment. You’ll need to contact your provider to determine what is covered by your plan. Traditional braces typically cost anywhere from $3,000-$8,000. Your insurance will most likely only cover part of the cost of braces.

Contact us today to learn more about traditional braces and schedule your appointment.

Contact one of our 4 convenient locations to schedule your appointment!
Andalusia Location
403 Western Bypass
Andalusia, AL
Enterprise Location
736 E. Lee Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
Montgomery Location
4635 Woodmere Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
Selma Location
107 YMCA Drive
Selma, AL 36701