Traditional Braces Specialist

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Livonia Family Smiles

Family Dentistry located in Livonia, MI

Having straight teeth and a beautiful, bright smile can make you feel more confident. However, many people need help to get there. With significant experience using traditional braces, Aziza Askari, DMD, MAGD, and the team at Livonia Family Smiles have helped numerous patients in the Livonia, Michigan, area achieve the smile of their dreams. In addition to Livonia, we are proud to serve surrounding areas such as Farmington Hills, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Redford, and Canton. To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.

Traditional Braces Q & A

What are traditional braces?

Each year, millions of Americans will begin braces treatment in order to straighten their teeth. Braces are so widespread that they have become a symbol of American adolescence. The reason for this, unsurprisingly, is that braces are a very effective and reliable method for straightening teeth and improving your smile. 

Conventional braces consist of small wires that are attached to your teeth by metal brackets. These wires are pulled in the desired direction over time with the use of small rubber bands. Braces treatment serves to correct misaligned teeth, improve the bite, and create a beautiful smile.

Am I a candidate for traditional braces?

Many people can benefit from braces. If you suffer from crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, braces may be the right solution for you. Adolescents are perhaps the largest group of people to wear braces, although adults can benefit from braces as well.

While some patients may opt to use clear braces such as Invisalign® or ClearCorrect® if they have mild or moderately crowded teeth, conventional braces are perfect for more difficult situations. 

Livonia Family Smiles is also happy to provide their patients with the option to choose Six Month Smiles®. This innovative system of braces takes an average of six months for treatment.

The braces are designed to blend into your teeth so that they are less visible, making them a great option for adults who wish to be a bit more discreet. 

What can I expect with conventional braces?

Initially, the team at Livonia Family Smiles examines your mouth and conducts all necessary testing. They will then discuss your options with you and collaboratively develop a plan of care designed specifically for your needs.

Treatment times can vary depending on your particular condition but often range from several months to several years. Livonia Family Smiles will work with you throughout the process in order to ensure the best results. 

What are Fastbraces®? 

If you want to straighten your teeth but need quicker results, Fastbraces may be right for you. Fastbraces utilize a revolutionary method to move your teeth and roots in a quicker manner than conventional braces, achieving results in as little as 65 to 152 days. Speak with the team at Livonia Family Smiles to find out if Fastbraces may be right for you. 

To learn more about conventional braces and whether they may be right for you, call today or use the online feature to schedule your first appointment with Livonia Family Smiles.