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Considering Traditional Braces from Laughlin Dental?

Could you use a set of traditional braces to get your best smile? Perhaps your teeth are perfectly aligned, but you suspect your child would benefit from braces. Whatever the case for you and your family, Laughlin Dental is here to cater to your orthodontic needs. We specialize in traditional braces: metal, wire-based devices that help move misaligned teeth into place over time. Our team in Pasadena, TX is known for being compassionate and friendly, and we’ll make your orthodontic experience much more comfortable and streamlined.

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How Do I Know I Need Braces?

At Laughlin Dental, we recommend traditional braces to correct a variety of misalignment issues. Traditional braces are a tried and true method of giving patients straighter, healthier teeth. You’ll want to consider braces as a solution for the following problems, among others:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Other varieties of uneven bite
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Placing Traditional Braces at Laughlin Dental

Placing a new set of braces is a multi-step process. First, we’ll educate you on all the components of your traditional braces. They’re mostly made up of brackets that attach to the surface of the tooth. Typically made from stainless steel or ceramic, these brackets begin to put pressure on the teeth and shift them into the desired place. Traditional braces also consist of metal bands that cover the molars and smaller rubber bands that help to produce more pressure. Some patients may also need to wear headgear at night to apply even more force to the misaligned teeth. Once all these components of traditional braces are in place, you’ll need to visit Laughlin Dental for occasional adjustments. During these appointments, we ensure your braces are putting enough pressure on your teeth for the best results.

Getting Results from Traditional Braces

Patients who use braces are generally benefitted with fantastic results. This orthodontic treatment is very effective at properly aligning teeth and giving you the straight smile you deserve. While some patients may need to wear a removable retainer after having braces removed, you’ll see clear results. Not only do patients report feeling more confident in their appearance, but they also come away with healthier teeth, free of bacteria in hard-to-reach places. Ask our Pasadena, TX team your questions about traditional braces!

A Better Smile Awaits