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For Children, Teens, and Adults
In the past, metal braces were very noticeable and could be annoying to those who wore them because of their size and intrusiveness. Today’s metal braces are far smaller and less noticeable. New technology has also created wires that move teeth faster and with less pain. Many children and teenagers also like the ability to choose the color of the rubber bands around each bracket, as this gives each person an opportunity to personalize their braces.
Dr. Keith Keller has years of experience giving patients of all ages appropriate orthodontic treatment, including traditional, metal braces, to maximize your smile and improve your dental health.
Are You Ready For A First-Class Smile?
The most commonly known orthodontic treatment is braces: an orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth and correct bad bites. Braces can be prescribed for teens, adults, and children who have permanent teeth. They may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances prescribed to widen the palate or jaws or to shape the teeth and jaws. Treatment time and type varies by the individual patient. Besides traditional metal braces, Dr. Keller may also suggest clear ceramic braces and Invisalign aligners.
Traditional metal braces are the most common treatment and offer many benefits including:
- Traditional braces tend to be much more affordable
- Traditional braces produce better results for patients who want to straighten significantly crooked teeth, or patients who have teeth that are sitting at noticeably different heights
- Traditional braces are also better at fixing overcrowded teeth
- Kids and teens love using different colors of ligature ties