Traditional Braces – Schoharie, NY

Enjoy a Beautifully Straightened Smile

An improper bite alignment can make teeth harder to clean and easier to injure while also causing issues like jaw pain, headaches, backaches, and neck pain. Traditional braces are a tried-and-true way to straighten out teeth, and Dr. Sobero can even use them to treat complex cases. Feel free to keep reading to learn more about traditional braces and how they work as well as to give us a call if you have any questions or wish to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Schoharie Dental for Traditional Braces?

  • Experienced and Compassionate Orthodontist
  • Effective Treatments That Can Realign Your Smile
  • Clean and Comfortable Office Environment

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

model of teeth with braces

Poor dental alignment can lead to significant oral health issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ disorders. Traditional braces prevent these issues by straightening the teeth out into a better alignment. By using brackets and wires to apply gentle, sustained pressure, metal braces gradually realign teeth into healthier positions. This process usually takes over twelve months to complete, but it can deliver stunning results that can last for a lifetime with proper care.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

teen smiles with braces

We’ll be happy to determine exactly how traditional braces can improve your smile and oral health when you come in for your consultation. Braces can correct a range of common orthodontic issues such as:

Bite Misalignment

illustration of overbite, normal occlusion, and underbite

Overbites, underbites, or crossbites can cause a variety of problems such as TMJ disorders and bruxism. By gently pushing your teeth into more optimal positions, braces can vastly improve your chewing and speaking abilities.

Crowded & Crooked Teeth

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If your teeth do not have enough room in your mouth, they may become crooked or crowded. This can make a patient less confident in their smile while also increasing their chances of developing cavities. Traditional braces can correct these spacing issues to ensure that your teeth have plenty of room.

Gapped Teeth

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Many people are frustrated by gaps in their teeth. While many patients find them unsightly, they can also increase your risk of developing oral health issues by trapping food debris. Braces can close these gaps in your smile to create a more visually pleasing grin that is better protected against tooth decay and gum disease.


Caring for Your Braces

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Traditional braces require no small amount of effort from the patient to work properly. You’ll have to regularly clean them while protecting them from damage, as a loose bracket or a broken wire will cause delays in your treatment. Keep in mind the following tips:

  • Follow the dietary guidelines Dr. Sorbero gives you, and avoid foods that are too hard, chewy, or crunchy.
  • Wear a protective mouthguard when playing sports or exercising.
  • Brush and floss thoroughly after every meal. There are special products available that make flossing with braces much easier.
  • Keep on top of your adjustment appointments so we can make sure your braces are in good shape and that you aren’t developing any problems.