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Traditional Braces and Brackets

Nordstrom Orthodontics comprehensive guide to traditional braces:

everything you need to know to make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment.

orthodontist in rhode island offering traditional orthodontic bracesWhat are traditional braces?

Traditional braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that use brackets, wires, and bands to gradually move teeth into their correct position. These braces are made of metal, but there are also ceramic options available for those who want a more discreet option.

How do traditional braces work?

Braces work by applying constant pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. The brackets are placed on the teeth and then connected by a wire that is adjusted over time. The wire applies pressure to the brackets, which in turn puts pressure on the teeth. Over time, the teeth move into their correct position.

What are the benefits of traditional braces?

Traditional braces are a highly effective method of orthodontic treatment. They can correct a wide range of dental issues, including overcrowding, crooked teeth, and bite problems. They are also more affordable than other orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign.

How long does treatment with traditional braces take?

The length of treatment with traditional braces can vary depending on the severity of the dental issues being corrected. On average, treatment takes about 18-24 months. However, some people may require longer treatment times.

How do I care for my teeth while wearing braces?

It's important to take extra care of your teeth while wearing braces to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss regularly. Use a fluoride mouthwash to help strengthen your teeth. Avoid sugary and sticky foods that can get stuck in your braces.

Nordstrom Orthodontics: Johnston & East Greenwich

 If you're considering braces, talk to our orthodontist, Dr. Barrett Nordstrom, and learn if traditional braces are right for you.

Contact us at

Johnston Office: (401) 331-7171

East Greenwich Office: (401) 884-9650

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