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Effective

Traditional metal braces are still used because of their reliability. They treat the most common orthodontic issues such as overcrowding, overbites, and overcrowding. For a healthy and beautiful smile, metal braces are tried and true.

02 Pro

Affordable

Traditional metal braces tend to be less expensive and will almost always be covered by insurance providers. Rusty Jones Orthodontics offers interest-free payments through our office in order to make metal braces the most viable option for patients working on a tight budget.

03 PRO

Durable

Metal braces are designed to last for the entirety of a treatment. They are strong enough to withstand daily wear from brushing and chewing without interrupting a patient’s daily routine. Although some foods will be off limits, your metal braces will not need replacement.

04 con

Soreness

The tight ligatures on metal braces do require an adjustment period. If you experience a little pain at the beginning of the treatment, it is perfectly normal. Brackets can also rub the inside of your mouth. Our office has orthodontic wax available to help.

3-Step

01 Brush

When braces are removed, teeth that have not been brushed regularly will have white spots where the brackets had been placed. It is important to keep teeth clean and avoid any cavities, which may be harder to treat while braces are on your teeth.

02 Floss

Wires and brackets make it easier for food to get caught in and around teeth. Regular flossing is crucial while a patient is wearing braces. Special tools are available to help make sure every piece of food is removed from the many areas they can hide.

03 Avoid

Certain foods will damage braces and prolong treatment. Our practice recommends avoiding hard candies and nuts, as well as gum. All of these are liable to damage the brackets as well as get stuck in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Talk to our staff to learn about the best alternatives.

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METAL BRACES

Metal braces are the most common, and what most people think of when they hear the word ‘braces.’ Both metal and ceramic braces are affixed to the teeth, though metal braces are more durable and preferred for more intensive orthodontic treatments.

CERAMIC BRACES

Ceramic braces are more comfortable and discreet although they are not as strong as traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces can chip when used for a long period of time and are not always recommended for cases requiring longer treatment durations.

METAL BRACES

Metal braces are still considered a viable option over clear aligners (such as Invisalign) because of their efficiency. Metal braces require more visits to our office; however, patients will be able to see us regularly for adjustments and treatment updates.

CLEAR ALIGNERS

Clear aligners are more discreet and involve less visits to our office. They are a viable alternative though they may not be the best fit for every patient. Aligner trays are replaced every two weeks and patients must wear them 22 hours per day for them to be effective.

Timeline

Developing good dental habits such as brushing and flossing, insight on thumb sucking, and guidance for eating habits that will improve dental health
Regular teeth cleanings and oral exams
Fluoride application
Sealants

Version 2

You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment.
No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.

Version 3

Making biting and chewing easier
Correcting problems with swallowing or speech
Minimizing wear or breakdown of teeth
Correcting jaw closure issues

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Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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