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Traditional Braces – Brandon, SD

Versatile & Effective Orthodontic Treatment

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Have you been living with a misaligned bite or crowded teeth? The good news is, you don’t have to! At Wehrkamp Dentistry, we offer highly effective traditional braces treatment to fix a variety of orthodontic issues. Whether you’re a teen, young adult, or older, it’s never too late to improve your oral health and straighten your smile. When you visit our office for an examination, we’ll introduce you to all of your orthodontic treatment options and let you decide which is right for you. Many patients who suffer from more severe crowding and misalignment issues can benefit the most from traditional braces because they’re more effective at creating drastic change over a shorter period of time compared to other options like Invisalign. The best way to find out whether you can benefit from traditional braces is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Wehrkamp today!

How Do Braces Work?

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Traditional braces are an orthodontic appliance that’s comprised of multiple parts, including metal brackets, bands, and the arch wire. They all work together to provide a strategically calculated and subtle amount of pressure on your misaligned teeth to move them into their ideal positions. The brackets are glued to the surface of your teeth and secure the arch wire in place. Every six to eight weeks, you’ll visit Dr. Wehrkamp to have your braces tightened to make sure the arch wire doesn’t become loose and stop facilitating alignment.

6 Steps of The Treatment Process

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The process of getting braces in Brandon is relatively simple and can be broken down into six easy steps:

  1. Take images of your mouth and impressions of your teeth to develop a treatment timeline and plan.
  2. Attach brackets to the surface for your teeth and secure the arch wire. You’ll also get to choose the color of your rubber bands.
  3. Provide you with instructions on how to take care of your braces and avoid any damage. Also, let you know what to do if something does happen.
  4. Get your braces tightened every six or so weeks and conduct a quick progress check.
  5. Provide you with tips and tricks on how to overcome the adjustment period after braces are tightened.
  6. Remove braces and discuss your retainer options.

Good Candidates For Traditional Braces

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The best candidates for traditional braces are patients who are dedicated to maintaining their oral health and suffer from mild to severe orthodontic issues. Some imperfections that this treatment can fix include:

  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Overbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Jutted out front teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Crowding

The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wehrkamp and learn more about the orthodontic problems that you face.

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