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Traditional Metal Braces - Lakewood | Dallas, TX

Reliable, Effective Way to Straighten Teeth

Despite new treatments and technology, traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces continues to be a popular method of correcting misaligned teeth. Why? To put it simply, braces work! Unlike Invisalign, traditional metal braces can be used to treat even severe cases for patients of all ages. At Lakewood Orthodontics, we are proud to offer both newer and more traditional treatments. That way, we’re sure to find a method that meets everyone’s unique needs.

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Why Choose Lakewood Orthodontics for Traditional Metal Braces?

  • Dependable Orthodontic Treatment
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Children, Teens, and Adults Welcome

Benefits of Traditional Braces

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Although traditional braces are more noticeable than other treatments such as Invisalign, they have several benefits. Because the braces are attached to the teeth, you also don’t have to worry about losing or misplacing them when you eat or drink. Although the concept of traditional braces is the same, improvements in the materials makes this treatment more comfortable than ever before.

Tips for Braces

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So what happens after you’ve had your braces placed? You may experience some tenderness or soreness in the beginning, which is completely normal – we promise that it won’t last forever! One homemade remedy for relieving some of the discomfort is to dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a small amount of lukewarm water and swish the solution for a couple of minutes. Make sure not to swallow the saltwater. It’s also possible that early on, you also might experience teeth that feel strangely loose. This is also nothing to worry about, as this step is crucial when it comes to moving your teeth into the correct position. Once they’ve been successfully repositioned, they’ll get back to feeling fully normal.

When undergoing orthodontic treatment, many patients worry about how their diet will have to change as a result. Thankfully, there’s still a wide variety of foods you can enjoy worry-free, including most dairy products, bread items, grains, meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and sweet treats. We do strongly recommend, though, that you avoid particularly chewy foods, crunchy foods, sticky foods, hard foods, or foods that require some force to bite into, such as apples or corn on the cob, which can be cut into smaller pieces before eating.

Last but not least, make sure to wear a mouthguard if you play any sports so that your braces and teeth can be protected against potential damage. If an injury does occur, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Simon right away here at Lakewood Orthodontics.