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Traditional Braces

General Dentist located in Tea, SD

Traditional Braces services offered in Tea, SD

Traditional braces align your teeth and balance your bite, preventing many common dental complications and discomfort. At Parkside Dental, Alex Broesder, DDS, and the team in Tea, South Dakota, don’t just straighten your teeth with braces, they also make sure your teeth stay healthy for years to come. To find out if traditional braces fit your oral health needs, call Parkside Dental or book a consultation online today.

Traditional Braces Q & A

What are traditional braces?

Traditional braces are the most well-known orthodontic treatment to fix teeth alignment issues. Treatment with traditional braces involves metal brackets cemented to your teeth with wires and bands threaded through them. 

Prior to treatment, the team completes an in-depth analysis of your oral health using X-ray images and digital impressions. This allows them to foresee possible complications and plan your orthodontic treatment with better precision and care. 

During your orthodontic treatment, you’ll visit Parkside Dental multiple times for adjustments. The team tightens the wires and adjusts the bands to increase pressure on your teeth and guide them into proper alignment. 

Who can benefit from traditional braces?

Traditional braces can treat many common alignment problems. In general, most mild to moderate cases of malocclusion (bad bites) can benefit from braces. 

You should discuss traditional braces and other orthodontic treatments with the team if you have:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Wide gaps in your smile
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Conditions like these can lead to a variety of dental complications. As a result of having an unbalanced bite, you might experience temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), worn-down or broken teeth, chewing difficulties, or tooth decay. 

What should I expect when I have braces? 

While you have braces, you’ll have to adhere to some specific instructions so you don’t damage the braces. It’s important to protect your braces to prevent complications and the need for emergency dentistry. 

At Parkside Dental, the team encourages you to:

  • Avoid chewing gum or other sticky foods
  • Avoid biting down on hard objects
  • Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal
  • Use a flossing tool to clean under the wires and between your teeth
  • Use a mouthguard while playing sports to avoid mouth tissue damage
  • Attend all of your adjustment appointments at Parkside Dental

If one of your braces detaches from your tooth, or if your braces become loose, contact the Parkside Dental office right away for repair. The team is always ready to help if you experience any problems with your braces. 

To see if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, call Parkside Dental or book an appointment online today.