Traditional Braces – Houston, TX

The Tried-and-True Way to Straighten Your Teeth

Young woman smiling with traditional braces in Houston

For decades, traditional metal braces have been patients’ go-to way to straighten their teeth due to the high success rate as well as durability. While Dr. Tom Hall is happy to continue recommending this tried-and-true treatment method, he also offers others, like InBrace and lingual braces, as a more discreet alternative. To learn whether you can benefit from traditional braces in Houston, call our orthodontic office today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Hall Orthodontics & TMJ for Traditional Braces?

  • Passionate Orthodontist with 28+ Years of Experience
  • Effective & Discreet Lingual Braces Treatment Available
  • We Accept & Maximize Most Dental Insurance

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

Close up of smile with traditional braces

Traditional braces apply a gentle, consistent amount of pressure to the teeth to gradually shift them into their ideal alignment. Using metal brackets and an archwire, they’re able to address crowding, gaps between teeth, bite misalignment, and rotated teeth, creating a straightened and optimally functional grin. Dr. Hall will apply brackets to each tooth that will hold a wire that can be adjusted throughout your treatment until your ideal results come to fruition.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

Teenage girl with braces sitting in dental chair

Traditional braces offer a wide range of benefits that makes them a top orthodontic treatment choice for patients across all age ranges, including:

  • A solution that is easy to keep up with since they’re attached to your teeth at all times.
  • One of the most affordable orthodontic treatments, as they’re covered by most dental insurance plans.
  • The ability to choose from elastics ranging in a wide range of colors, making them great for teens.
  • Reliable treatment results and a high success rate.
  • Addresses a spectrum of orthodontic problems.

Tips for Living with Traditional Braces

Girl with braces smiling and holding toothbrush

Getting braces requires making adjustments to your day-to-day life. Here are some of our recommendations to maintain a healthy smile throughout your treatment:

  • After your braces are tightened, stick to softer foods to help avoid irritation and increased discomfort.
  • Be mindful of your chewing habits, being sure to avoid chewing on pens, fingernails, and other hard objects and foods.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal, being mindful of cleaning all of the nooks and crannies of your mouth.
  • Avoid sticky and hard foods and snacks.
  • Floss your teeth throughout the day to avoid food and plaque build-up.
  • Avoid using whitening products.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
  • Bring an on-the-go dental kit with you so you can remain diligent about brushing and flossing, even when you’re not at home.