Up to 4 million Americans have braces to correct teeth alignment problems, like crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. If you dream of having a more symmetrical smile, consider traditional braces. At Gaiduchik Orthodontics in Carmichael, California, board-certified orthodontist Andrey Gaiduchik, DDS, regularly prescribes traditional braces to children, teens, and adults. To make an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Traditional braces are orthodontic appliances that feature metal brackets, archwires, and rubber bands. Dr. Gaiduchik bonds braces to your teeth. Once placed, they put mild pressure on your jaw and alveolar bone (the bone that holds your teeth), improving the appearance of your smile.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, Dr. Andrey uses traditional braces to correct various alignment problems, including:
Dr. Gaiduchik also uses traditional braces to correct bite abnormalities, like overbite, underbite, and crossbite.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, getting traditional braces begins with a review of your dental records, an oral exam, and a discussion of what you like and dislike about your smile. Next, Dr. Andrey orders digital X-rays to assess the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
If Dr. Andrey determines that you can benefit, then, he carefully bonds a series of brackets to your teeth. Dr. Andrey runs a metal archwire through the brackets, allowing him to put mild pressure on your jaw and alveolar bone. Over time, that pressure moves your teeth into the optimal position.
Throughout treatment, you visit Gaiduchik Orthodontics every few weeks. At each checkup, Dr. Andrey monitors your progress and adjusts your braces as necessary.
The time that orthodontic treatment with traditional braces takes depends on various factors, including your age, the alignment issues addressed, and your commitment to Dr. Andrey's plan. Most people achieve their desired results in 12-24 months*. Be patient and attend each of your scheduled appointments.
Traditional braces are safe and typically well-tolerated. After Dr. Andrey bonds the brackets to your teeth, you might experience mild soreness or discomfort. Taking over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen, can provide relief. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact Gaiduchik Orthodontics right away.
To see if you can benefit from traditional braces, make an appointment at Gaiduchik Orthodontics by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.