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Traditional Braces – Torrington, CT

The Tried-and-True Route to Straighter Teeth

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These days, there are multiple types of orthodontic treatments on the market. However, traditional braces are still extremely popular — and for good reason. This time-tested method for straightening teeth is suitable for almost any patient who wants to correct dental misalignment and improve their oral health. We are proud to offer this reliable, highly effective treatment. Read on below to learn more about traditional braces in Torrington and how they may be able to help you.

Why Choose Torrington Dental Care for Traditional Braces?

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

Illustration of traditional braces on bottom row of teeth

Dental misalignment can contribute to a range of other issues, including bad breath, dental decay, jaw pain, and more. Traditional braces help to correct that misalignment by applying consistent, gentle pressure to the teeth over a period of several months or even a few years. They consist of brackets, which get bonded to the teeth, and an arch wire that connects the brackets. As the wire gradually gets tightened every 6 – 8 weeks or so, the teeth shift into their proper positions.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

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As one of the most powerful orthodontic treatment options, braces can correct most types of dental misalignment. When you visit your dentist in Torrington for your consultation, they will assess the positioning of both your bite and your teeth before they recommend the best way to address any alignment problems.

Bite Misalignment

Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are all forms of malocclusion (misaligned bite). They can affect the aesthetics of your face and threaten your oral health. Braces, usually with the help of other accessories, such as elastics and perhaps even headgear, can address most cases of bite misalignment.

Crowded & Crooked Teeth

Crooked and crowded teeth do not have enough space between them to function properly. They might hit each other at odd angles, putting them at an increased risk of breakage. They can also trap food between them, heightening the chances of bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. Braces, perhaps after extractions, can usually ensure that every tooth has the space it needs to thrive.

Gapped Teeth

Large gaps between the teeth can leave your gums vulnerable to harm. Plus, many people do not like the aesthetic consequences of extra space in their smile. Braces can move the teeth close together, thereby helping to protect your gums while enhancing your appearance.

Caring for Your Braces

Teen boy using specialized tool to care for his braces

Once you get used to caring for braces, it may become a natural part of your routine. Here are a few tips to help you out:

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