The 3D images that we take of your mouth show us where your teeth are located, their angles and positions, and their roots. Digital imaging also helps us map out a plan to get them into the correct place. Braces are a proven method to straighten teeth by bonding a bracket to the front of the tooth and connecting all of the brackets with a wire.
Each time you visit our office, we will tighten the wire. This puts tension on your teeth and gradually shifts them into the desired place over time. Elastic bands are introduced after you’ve been wearing braces for 4–6 months and help guide the jaw into proper position. This helps treat issues like overbites, cross bites, underbites, and minor jaw misalignments.
Braces are a popular way for children, teens, and adults to achieve a straighter and healthier smile. Braces can help correct bite issues, properly align each tooth in the dental arch, and provide you with a straight smile that you can feel confident about. Hear from some of our other patients about their positive braces experiences and with our highly skilled orthodontic team.
There are several different types of braces, and the right choice for you will depend on your oral health needs. During the consultation, Dr. Warren will perform an oral evaluation and take 3D scans of your mouth to design a treatment plan that’s unique to your smile.
The duration of your treatment depends on the extent of issues that we’re looking to fix with orthodontics. Some patients are able to achieve a straight and healthy smile in a few months, which is a common case for Invisalign patients. It may take several years for other patients if any teeth are impacted, if restorative treatment is needed, or if damage to the appliance requires fixing and delays treatment.
The cost of braces depends on several things, including the extent of treatment needed, if you require additional procedures, and your dental insurance. We discuss all of these and answer your questions during your first visit and provide a cost estimate upfront.
Having straight teeth is crucial for maintaining good oral health. It also increases your confidence in your smile. Straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss around, and they help you properly bite and chew food. Braces help straighten teeth and provide many other benefits, including:
Warren Orthodontics is proud to help patients in our community achieve straighter smiles that they can wear with pride. Our office is located in Springville, UT, and we serve the surrounding areas, including Spanish Fork. For questions or to contact our office for an appointment, please call us at (801) 489-7878.