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About Traditional Metal Braces in New Orleans, LA

Through advancements in orthodontic care and cutting-edge technology, traditional metal braces have become a more comfortable and affordable teeth straightening option. MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA offers several orthodontic options to help you obtain a healthy, beautiful smile. Traditional braces give you customization options that aren't available with other treatments. Many patients enjoy traditional braces because it allows them to show off their personality with different colored elastic bands. This is an especially fun feature for teens who can wear seasonal colors or show their support for their favorite sports team. For more information about braces and other orthodontic treatments, schedule a consultation to speak to our skilled MINT dentistry team.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Traditional Braces?

Children, teens, and adults of all ages may be good candidates for traditional metal braces. We place braces made with high-grade, stainless steel archwires held in place with brackets, which are strategically placed to move your teeth gently into optimal position. Traditional braces are commonly a great treatment for patients with dental malocclusion, gapped or crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, and other orthodontic concerns. MINT dentistry also utilizes top-quality elastics that are simple to apply and are more resistant to breaking. During the initial consultation for you or your child, we'll discuss the treatment options so you can choose the method that best matches your goals and lifestyle.

What Is the Process of Getting Braces?

Our MINT dentistry team will complete an oral exam and develop a personalized orthodontic treatment plan to fit your goals. On the day your braces are to be placed, we'll ask you to sit in one of our relaxing treatment chairs in a well-equipped treatment room. You'll also be given a pair of stylish MINT sunglasses and a set of Beats headphones to enjoy throughout your visit. Your enamel will be prepared and cleaned before we put on your braces. Once we've applied the bonding agent to your teeth, your brackets will be placed on each tooth. As soon as the brackets are set, we'll thread the archwire through the brackets. You can then select your desired elastic band color(s). The tiny bands secure the wire to the brackets. Typically, the process takes a short time and patients often feel no discomfort. You'll need to visit our New Orleans, LA facility about once a month for progress checks and adjustments.

What Happens After Braces Are Placed?

Orthodontic wires and metal brackets can make brushing and flossing your teeth each day a bit more challenging. However, good oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic treatment. Before you leave our office, we'll demonstrate how to best clean your teeth and share helpful tips. Our team encourages you to brush and floss after every meal. Keeping all your orthodontic appointments and routine dental cleanings can also help you maintain your oral health. Generally, most patients wear braces for a couple of years, but the length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case. After your teeth are aligned, we'll remove your braces and have retainers made for you. Our MINT dentistry team will help you choose the right retainer for your needs.

The MINT Commitment

Traditional metal braces may be covered in part under your dental insurance plan. During your consultation at MINT dentistry, we'll explain your treatment options and cost estimates to help you choose the one that best fits your needs, goals, and budget. If you have insurance, our financial coordinator will speak to your provider to clarify your benefits and then calculate your personal costs. If you don't carry dental insurance, our New Orleans, LA facility takes a variety of payment options and our team can help you apply for low-interest medical financing plans.

Trustworthy Results

The past few years have ushered in exciting breakthroughs in orthodontic treatment options for kids, teens, and adults. Traditional metal braces remain a very popular and effective orthodontic treatment at MINT dentistry. Contact our office in New Orleans, LA to schedule an appointment with a MINT dentist to learn more about orthodontic treatment options for you or your family.

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