Traditional Braces at Aspen Smile Dentistry 

Here at Aspen Smile Dentistry, we help many individuals and families of the Aspen, Colorado area create beautiful, healthy smiles. Loving the appearance of your smile is essential in your overall confidence. We want to make sure our patients feel confident in everyday life. As we are a family dental office, we strive to offer services to our patients regardless of their age and needs. Because of the strong desire from patients of all ages for straight teeth, we offer traditional metal braces.

Traditional Metal Braces as Orthodontic Treatment 

If you are familiar with orthodontics, the diagnosis and correction of crooked teeth, and misaligned bites, you have heard of braces. Traditional braces consist of multiple metal dental appliances that work together to move your smile into its correct position. Not only are braces a great option to improve the aesthetics of your smile, but they are also highly recommended for improving your oral health. 

Personalized Treatment at Aspen Smile Dentistry 

Each treatment plan differs for each patient depending on the state of their teeth and overall mouth anatomy. The first stage in receiving braces involves working closely with the dentist to gather information and data about your teeth. To conclude this information, we collect the following: 

  • Pictures of your face and jaw 
  • X-rays of your teeth and jaw 
  • Impressions of both your upper and lower arches

This information helps the dentist design your personalized treatment plan. Once we have worked with you to develop the best treatment plan, we will start the braces placement process. Braces have many components that contribute to the overall design, but the brackets and the archwires are the two main components. 

Brackets: we will bond small metal cube-like pieces to the center of the outer surface of each tooth. These brackets provide a way for the teeth to be moved individually. 

Archwires: We attach a wire formed into an arch through each bracket—these wires on either the lower or the upper part of your smile. The archwires pull or push each bracket into the desired place when tightened according to your treatment plan. 

Traditional braces are one of the best ways to enhance and transform your entire smile. Because each patient is different, treatment plans and timings will vary. On average, a traditional braces treatment takes 1-2 years. 

Who can get Braces?

Generally, traditional braces have been popular among the teenage and young adult groups but have recently gained popularity in the adult population. If you wonder what the right age is for your child to start orthodontic treatment, we would suggest sometime between 10 and 14. At this point, all adult teeth have grown in, and the jaw and teeth are still in a malleable state. 

That being said, we also recommend braces to anyone above the age of 10 who would like to straighten their smile. 

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Traditional Braces

We would look forward to serving you with all your dental needs. Dr. Lowell and his friendly, experienced staff will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and provide comprehensive recommendations. We’ll go over all of the best options with you and make sure we cover any of your questions. 

At Aspen Smile Dentistry, we want all of our patients in Aspen, Colorado, and surrounding areas to fully understand their treatment options. If you have questions about our traditional braces or would like to know more details, please get in touch with us. We’ll ensure your comfort first and provide results that will keep you smiling during treatment.