About Traditional Metal Braces
With state-of-the-art technology and advances in orthodontic treatments, traditional metal braces are both affordable and comfortable. MINT dentistry in Shenandoah, TX offers a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to help you obtain a healthy, beautiful smile. Traditional braces offer unique customizations that aren't always possible with other treatments. Many of our patients enjoy metal braces because it allows them to show off their personality by choosing colored elastic bands. This feature is especially fun for younger patients who can go to sports games wearing the colors of their favorite team. To learn more about braces and other orthodontic treatments, schedule a consultation with our team of board-certified professionals at MINT dentistry in Shenandoah, TX.
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"Mint is incredible! From the moment you walk in, you are warmly welcomed. They offered us water and lead us through the check in process. My 6yo and I had appointments one after the other. The entire staff was so kind, patient, and encouraging to him. They put on a movie for him while they did his dental work. He has sensory processing issues and were very flexible to find ways to help him through the process. The chairs also give a massage so that helped him feel comfortable. I was also satisfied by the overall experience. The only reason I took off one star was for the timing of our appointments. I have a feeling it was just a busy evening for the office, but we were there from 245-6 pm. And all we had done were xrays, pictures, deep cleaning and I got my permanent retainers out... which took maybe 15 minutes. I will definitely be returning! I’m super thankful for Jasmine, Alana and Olivia who all helped us as well as the lovely ladies at the front desk. The doctor was very good at explaining everything in detail and reassuring us that all will be well. Overall an incredible experience! Also, my husband had two fillings when they went with our daughter and he said it was the most pleasant filling experience he had ever had."- K.R. / Google / Mar 02, 2021
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Metal braces are a great choice for both adults and children. MINT dentistry uses braces made of high-grade, stainless steel arch wires held in place with brackets that are strategically placed to gently move your teeth into optimal position. They are an ideal choice for patients with a misaligned jaw, gapped or crowded teeth or under or overbites. We also use top-quality elastics that are simple to apply and don't break easily. During your consultation, we will discuss your options so you can choose the method that fits your needs.
What to Expect
During your consultation, a custom treatment plan will be developed by your team to fit your needs and goals. On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to settle into one of our relaxing treatment chairs in a well-equipped procedure room. After slipping on a set of our Beats headphones and a pair of our MINT sunglasses, your teeth will be prepared and cleaned before we put on your braces. Once we have applied the bonding agent to your teeth, your brackets will be carefully placed. When the brackets are set, we will thread the arch wire through. You can then pick your elastic band color(s). The tiny bands attach the wire to the brackets. In most cases, the process is quick and patients often experience no pain. You will need to make appointments at our office once a month for check-ups and adjustments.
Wearing braces can make flossing and brushing your teeth more challenging. However, proper oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic treatment. Before you leave our office wearing braces for the first time, our team will teach you how to clean your teeth and provide you with helpful tips. We strongly suggest that you brush and floss your teeth after every meal. Keeping all your follow-up appointments as well as twice-yearly cleanings will also help to ensure optimal results. Generally, patients have braces for one or two years, but your treatment time will depend on the starting alignment of your teeth. After your teeth are in the correct position, we will remove your braces and move you into a retainer. Your team will help you choose the right retainer for your needs.
The MINT Commitment
If you are concerned about fitting an orthodontic treatment into your budget, traditional braces are usually less expensive. During your first appointment, we will explain your options and costs, so you can choose the method that fits your goals and budget. If you have insurance, our financial coordinator will contact your provider to clarify your coverage and determine your personal costs. If you don't have insurance, we accept many payment methods and our team can give your information on low-interest financing.
Recently, there have been many breakthroughs in orthodontic treatments for adults, teens, and children. Traditional metal braces are still a very popular and effective orthodontic treatment at MINT dentistry. Contact our office in Shenandoah, TX to schedule an appointment with a MINT dental professional and learn more about orthodontic treatments like traditional metal braces.