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Traditional Braces – Murphy, TX

Reliable & Effective Treatment for a Straighter Smile

Nowadays, there are plenty of orthodontic treatments available to help you fix uneven teeth. Even so, most orthodontists agree that the most reliable and effective treatment for a straighter smile is traditional braces! At Murphy Dental Home, we can use this tried-and-true solution to help patients of nearly any age overcome a wide variety of alignment issues. Read on to learn more about traditional braces in Murphy and give us a call today to schedule your appointment!

Why Choose Murphy Dental Home For Traditional Braces?

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

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Traditional braces use a reliable and straightforward approach to correct misaligned teeth and bites. Small metal brackets are adhered to the fronts of the teeth using a biocompatible bonding material. The brackets are all connected to a sturdy wire called the archwire, which creates enough tension to gradually shift the teeth into new positions. As the teeth adjust, an orthodontist tightens the wire to keep the process going until all the teeth are aligned as planned and the jaws line up correctly. While treatment timelines vary from patient to patient, we’ll be able to give you a personalized estimate of how long your treatment will take during your consultation.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

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Traditional brace braces remain as one of the most popular orthodontic solutions because of their ability to correct all manner of minor to severe orthodontic issues, such as:

Profile of patient with overbite in Murphy and braces

Bite Misalignment

When the jaws don’t come together properly, issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other bite problems often develop. Not only can this distract from your overall appearance, but it can make speaking, eating, and moving your jaw more complicated or uncomfortable in the future. Metal braces (oftentimes paired with elastics) can guide the jaws into alignment for a healthier bite.

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Crowded & Crooked Teeth

Teeth that are crooked, overlapping, uneven, or crowded trap plaque and bacteria, increasing your risk of oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, and oral infections. Dr. Gandhi can make a customized orthodontic treatment to realign your pearly whites into a beautiful smile.

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Gapped Teeth

Gaps between teeth are typically cute in children, but can feel awkward and embarrassing as an adult. Plus, they put your teeth at a higher risk of damage. Traditional braces can guide your teeth closer together to give you a uniform and even set of pearly whites.

Caring for Your Braces

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Caring for your oral health while wearing braces will take some time and practice, but after a little while it will begin to feel like second nature. We’ll go over the best ways to care for your braces when you come visit us, but a few of the most important tips to keep in mind include:

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