Transform Your Smile
Metal braces with Botsford Family Orthodontics can help give you a healthy, beautiful smile that can change your confidence. Our high-tech KLOwen custom braces can straighten your smile up to 40% faster, so you’ll spend more time smiling.
All About KLOwen Metal Braces
Metal braces are a tried and true orthodontic appliance that experts like Dr. Keyan Botsford use to straighten teeth and align jaws. At our office, we use modern KLOwen braces to keep you comfortable and treatment efficient.
Dr. Botsford customizes your KLOwen metal braces according to your unique needs, helping you find outstanding results 20% - 40% faster than traditional braces.
KLOwen custom metal braces are great at fixing complex tooth issues, closing gaps, and aligning teeth faster than other treatments. This speed means fewer office visits and less time in braces!
What Are Braces Made of?
Brackets are small metal devices that Dr. Botsford attaches to each tooth. They fit snugly on the surface of your teeth and are the basis of your braces.
Next comes the archwire. This thin, springy metal connects each bracket and places constant gentle pressure to guide your teeth into place.
Metal braces may also include elastic bands or ligatures, which hold the wire in place. These bands come in various colors, so you can customize your braces to suit your style.
How Do KLOwen Braces Work?
Metal braces apply gentle, continuous pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their correct positions. Dr. Botsford carefully places the brackets on the teeth according to your personalized treatment plan.
Our KLOwen metal braces use indirect bonding, so each bracket is placed into a tray that we’ll put over your teeth. We’ll use our curing light to bond the brackets to your teeth.
We’ll run a wire through the brackets next. Then, as Dr. Botsford tightens the wire, it exerts pressure on the brackets, causing the teeth to shift.
With KLOwen custom braces, you’ll need fewer adjustments at our Medford office. Over time, the bone surrounding the teeth grows to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.
This process is called bone remodeling, a crucial part of the orthodontic treatment process. As the teeth move, you'll visit our Medford office periodically for adjustments to keep your treatment on track.
Benefits of Metal Braces
Metal braces are a popular choice for orthodontic treatment, and with good reason. Here are just a few of the benefits of metal braces:
- Effective: Metal braces are highly effective at correcting orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
- Customizable: With various colors and styles, metal braces can be customized to suit your lifestyle.
- Durable: Made of high-quality stainless steel, metal braces are strong, durable, and resistant to corrosion.
- Affordable: Compared to other types of orthodontic appliances, metal braces are often the most affordable option.
- Proven: Metal braces have been used for decades to successfully correct orthodontic issues, making them a tried-and-true
Caring for Your Metal Braces
Once you have metal braces, taking good care of them is important to ensure the best possible results. Here are some tips for caring for your metal braces:
- Brush and floss regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily to keep your teeth and braces clean.
- Avoid hard and sticky foods: Hard and sticky foods can damage your braces and prolong your treatment. Stick to soft foods and avoid chewing gum, hard candy, and ice.
- Wear a mouthguard: If you play sports, always wear a mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth.
- Attend all appointments: Regular appointments with your orthodontist are essential to ensure that your braces are working correctly and to make any necessary adjustments.
How Long Will I Need to Wear Metal Braces?
The time you need to wear metal braces will depend on your orthodontic needs. On average, treatment with metal braces lasts between 18 and 24 months but may be shorter or longer depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues.
During your first free consultation with Botsford Family Orthodontics, our orthodontic specialists will evaluate your smile and develop a personalized treatment plan with an estimated treatment time.
Getting Started with Metal Braces
If you want to use metal braces to straighten your smile, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Botsford Family Orthodontics. During your consultation, our orthodontic specialists will evaluate your individual needs and discuss your treatment options.
If Dr. Botsford determines that metal braces are the best option, you can start treatment on your schedule. After we place your braces, you will need to visit our Medford office periodically for adjustments to the wire and brackets.
These appointments are important to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Contact Botsford Family Orthodontics Today
If you're considering orthodontic treatment for you or a family member, you've come to the right place. You can choose from modern treatment options, including metal braces, to help you get your perfect smile.
Ready to take the first step towards a perfect smile? Contact Botsford Family Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions and help you get started on your journey towards straight and healthy teeth and bite.