With nearly 2.5 million people in Houston, there are plenty of people who need braces. You may end up being one of them. If you suffer from misaligned, crooked, or gapped teeth, then you should consider receiving braces.
The braces at Centra Dental are designed specifically to adjust your teeth and make your smile as straight and beautiful as possible. Our southwest Houston dental office provides 3M traditional metal braces to our patients, which are the strongest types of braces available. These braces, along with being the strongest, enable the teeth to adjust much quicker.
Typically, braces take between 12 and 24 months to adjust teeth. Our Houston braces may take faster or longer, depending on the severity of the case. The dentists of Centra Dental will conduct thorough examinations of your teeth to assess the approximate time it will take for teeth to straighten.
WHAT TO DO AFTER APPLYING BRACES
Once you have your braces, you need to continue your daily oral hygiene routines of brushing and flossing (people often utilize bristle sticks). Rinsing is another best practice for keeping the teeth and mouth clean while wearing metal braces.
Your dentist will inform you of how often you should come in to have your braces tightened. The reason the braces need to be tightened is because the teeth begin to move into place. If they are not tightened, then the teeth will remain where they have moved, which defeats the purpose of having braces. Be sure to always go to these tightening appointments.
WHAT TO DO AFTER GETTING THE BRACES OFF
Once the braces come off, there is still some maintenance to conduct. We will provide you with a retainer, which must be worn consistently. If it is not worn, then the teeth will shift out of place, which will unstraighten your smile. Dental checkups will continue to see how the teeth are faring. Our dentist will inform you of how long you will need to wear your retainer.
SCHEDULE YOUR HOUSTON BRACES APPOINTMENT TODAY
If you need braces, then contact our dental office in southwest Houston today. Our dentistry staff looks forward to providing you with a beautiful and healthy smile.