Metal Braces

How do braces work?

The first step of your braces journey is taking records. Our team will take photos and X-rays of your mouth. We may also recommend a digital scan to get a more precise image of your teeth, a process that takes about 15 minutes.

After we take records, Dr. Gabe will examine your bite. He’ll use the records and information he discovers during the exam to create a customized treatment plan for your smile.

Your treatment plan will include how each tooth needs to move to give you the best alignment and a beautifully straight smile.

After we attack the brackets, Dr. Gabe will insert the wire. He’ll bend the wire to create different pressure on each tooth to ensure it moves efficiently.

During treatment, you’ll visit our Denver office every six to eight weeks so we can check the progress of your smile and make any necessary adjustments.

What can I expect from today’s metal braces?

Sleeker brackets and lighter wires improve the appearance and feel of metal braces at Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry. This means you’ll have less irritation in your mouth and quicker treatment times.

You can even personalize your metal braces with fun pops of color! The elastics around your braces come in various colors, so you can personalize your smile and change things up at every visit.

How long will I be in braces?

This is the most common question we hear from our Denver patients, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Every smile is unique, so everyone responds to treatment differently. Because of that, treatment times will vary with every case we see.

The average time spent in metal braces is around 18 to 22 months but it could be shorter or longer, depending on the individual and the treatment plan Dr. Gabe creates for you.

We have some patients at Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry in braces for as few as six months, but it can take over three years to complete the process for complex issues.

With metal braces from Union Orthodontics in Denver, you’ll see signs of improvement quickly, giving you confidence during the treatment process.

Find Your Smile for Life

If you’re ready to start your child’s dental journey, or if you or your child are seeking orthodontic treatment, our team at Union is here and ready to join you every step of the way!

Contact our Denver office to schedule your first pediatric dentist appointment or free orthodontic consultation today.

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