Traditional Braces
Traditional Braces2021-12-30T19:22:04-09:00

Traditional Braces

Our dentists at iSmile offer traditional braces to straighten your teeth and give you a healthier smile. There are many types of braces available to meet your needs. We welcome you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with our dental professionals and learn more about braces in Utah and Arizona.

Braces are an orthodontic treatment option that can help you achieve a smile that is straighter and healthier. One of the most common orthodontic treatments available, braces work to improve your smile by gradually, gently realigning your teeth. Braces consist of a system of metal brackets, wires, and bands. The brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and are connected through a metal wire and bands. As we adjust the wire, the braces guide your teeth to their ideal positions in your smile. Ceramic braces are also often available in the same color as your teeth for a more discreet orthodontic option.

If you have ever wanted your smile to be straighter and more attractive, braces may be right for you. With braces, we can correct orthodontic issues such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Problems with the bite, including crossbite, open bite, underbite, and overbite

During your treatment, you will visit our office regularly to make sure that your braces are adjusted as needed to continue progressing toward a straighter, healthier smile. Our skilled dentist and team will help you reach all of your oral health and appearance goals through personalized, high-quality care. To learn more about braces, don’t hesitate to call our office today.

What is a good age to get braces?2021-09-16T07:41:23-09:00

Orthodontic treatment is typically sought when a child has lost most of their baby (primary) teeth. Your dentist could recommend orthodontic treatment earlier or later, depending on several factors.

What is the best relief for immediate soreness from braces?2021-09-16T07:37:53-09:00

It is common for your teeth, gums, and lips to feel sore after first getting braces. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen for the pain, other medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen can slow down tooth movement. If you are uncomfortable with the brackets against your lips, you can place wax over them to protect your lips.

Do I need to alter my diet for braces?2021-09-16T07:33:57-09:00

You don’t need to alter your diet, but you will need to avoid specific foods. For example, to prevent damaging your braces, you will want to stay away from chewy, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods.

Girl with braces in dental chair