General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kissimmee, FL
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Braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic treatment to correct bite misalignments and crooked teeth. At Fortune Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, Sumaya Anjum, DMD, Adriana Maldonado, DMD, and the qualified dental team offer braces to pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. Schedule a consultation to find out how braces can help your smile. Call today or use this website to book online. 

Braces Q & A

How do braces work?

Brackets consist of small metal brackets and wires gently coaxing your teeth into a more pleasing alignment. The wire applies the pressure needed to shift your teeth into a new position. 

Metal braces also use elastic bands attached to small hooks to create additional force. Braces create a beautiful smile and a functional bite when worn for several months (or years). The average length of time a person wears braces ranges from 1-3 years. Your treatment length depends on the compliance of the patient and the severity of your bite problems. 

While many people get braces in their youth, adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment. Remember, it’s never too late to improve your look and reap the benefits braces can provide. 

What smile imperfections can braces correct?

Braces are an effective treatment for many common alignment and bite issues. The team at Fortune Dental recommends braces for patients with the following: 

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Severe crowding
  • Extreme overjet
  • General misalignment

Braces can be appropriate for people with a mix of permanent and baby teeth. Your provider customizes your braces treatment to your smile. After your initial consultation, your dentist can give you a better idea about the length of your braces treatment and the expense. 

How do I care for braces?

Braces do require extra steps when it comes to hygiene and comfort. Keep up with thorough brushing and flossing when you are wearing braces. This helps prevent the white spots that can develop on your teeth from wearing braces. Proper hygiene also helps you avoid gum inflammation (gingivitis) and periodontal disease. 

If you experience a broken wire or bracket, make an appointment at Fortune Dental right away. Keep up with your regular maintenance visits to ensure your braces are applying the right amount of pressure to exact change in your smile but not stress your jaw.  You’ll also need to adhere to all dietary restrictions. These include avoiding certain foods altogether and cutting other foods into smaller, bite-sized portions.

Find out how braces can reform your smile. Call Fortune Dental today or use this website to schedule an appointment online.