The archwire is bent by our dentist Las Vegas to mirror the shape of your teeth the way you want them to look. As the wire attempts to straighten itself out, it puts pressure on your teeth and this force gradually moves them over time.
Not everyone is a good candidate for braces. Before braces are placed, your orthodontist must determine whether or not braces are appropriate for your situation. Dental X-rays, molds, and impressions help your orthodontist 89117 determine the best course of action to take. If your dentist Las Vegas determines you are a good candidate for braces, then you will be ready for placement.
After initial placement, braces must be adjusted every month or two to keep constant pressure on the teeth. This pressure is what gradually moves the teeth closer and closer together for a straightened appearance. Traditional metal braces can take anywhere between six months to two and a half years for full treatment.
If you have any questions regarding traditional metal braces or other options we offer such as Invisalign®, please contact us or call our Orthodontics practice in Las Vegas at 702.660.2256 to assist you with your questions and concerns.
A consultation with our orthodontist Las Vegas can help you determine which type of braces are the best fit based on your needs.