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Straighten Your Smile with Quality Orthodontics in Albuquerque

Braces can do much more than just improve your appearance – they can bolster your oral health and your smile’s ability to function as well! While most people associate this type of treatment with children and teenagers, countless adults have benefit from them over the years as well, and Dr. Kelly would be happy to guide you through this process of getting the straight smile you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation or if you have any further questions.

How Do Braces Work?

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Traditional braces have multiple important components. First, there are the brackets, which are attached to the front of the teeth and serve as an anchor site for the wire. Then, the orthodontic wire is attached to the brackets with the help of elastics (rubber bands). The wires are what actually cause your teeth to gradually shift into their ideal positions over time. During regular checkups, Dr. Kelly will switch these wires out in order to maximize their effectiveness.

Why Choose Traditional Braces?

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Traditional braces may not be the most cosmetically friendly orthodontic option available today, but they’re certainly still the most effective. They work for patients of all ages, and their durable nature makes them especially suited for the younger, more accident-prone members of the family.

Additionally, their average cost is more affordable than modern alternatives while still providing significant improvements for patients with misaligned teeth, over-crowded teeth, over-spaced teeth, improper bite, speech impediments, uneven pressure on teeth, and many other issues. While it will likely take some time to adjust to their presence in your mouth, it’s likely that you’ll hardly notice them at all after just a few days.

Traditional braces also come with a wide variety of colored elastic bands, which means that patients can select the perfect arrangement of colors that best matches their personality. Dr. Kelly offers both bright shades for younger patients and more neutral tones (gray and white) for professional-minded adults.

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