Braces are specially designed to straighten teeth and improve your bite, correcting dental issues such as:
While many people focus on how braces improve their appearance, there’s more at stake than cosmetic changes. When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, you’re at risk for developing health problems such as:
All types of braces work by continuously applying pressure, which gradually shifts teeth into the desired alignment. Most braces have brackets that are bonded to each tooth and connected with a wire. At regular intervals, Dr. Condie adjusts the wires, increasing the pressure needed to move the teeth and improve your sunny smile.
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Condie may recommend a specific type of braces, including:
While braces straighten your teeth and allow you to smile it up, they can cause some slight discomfort. That’s why it’s important to follow Dr. Condie’s recommendation and take over-the-counter pain medication and, if necessary, apply ice to your face. This is especially important after your braces are put on, when you begin wearing your Invisalign retainer, or when your braces are adjusted.
Any discomfort caused by your braces can be easily alleviated this way and as your new smile begins to take shape, the discomfort lessens. By the time your braces are removed, the pain disappears, allowing you to smile your heart out.
Dr. Condie also provides a special wax that can be used over the wires and brackets on fixed braces. This prevents the braces from causing discomfort on the insides of your cheeks and keeps you comfortable. Just remember, even if you experience some discomfort while you’re wearing braces, you’ll have a beautiful new smile to show for it afterwards.
We accept most major insurance, medical coupons, and DSHS plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
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