dental braces

Dental Braces in Creve Coeur MO

When you hear the word “braces,” you most likely think of metal wires connected to your teeth. And yes, those are still widely used to align your teeth. But there are other ways to get straight teeth. At our practice, we offer numerous types of braces, including invisible braces. Our dental braces are ideal to straighten or reposition your misaligned teeth. 

What are Dental Braces?

Dental braces are orthodontic devices used to align, straighten and help position crowded or crooked teeth. Here are some reasons why you may need dental braces:

  • You are having difficulties flossing 
  • Your teeth are crooked
  • Your teeth don’t close properly over each other
  • Your teeth are overlapped 

Procedure For Dental Braces 

Our specialists start by having your teeth professionally cleaned. Our team takes several x-rays and photographs of your whole mouth and your teeth. Our experts might insert spacers to help prepare your mouth for braces. Our dentists create an authentic mold, whether you want to get traditional braces or customized behind-the-teeth braces. 

To do that, our specialists will take an impression of your teeth. Our experienced team will require that you bite down on a plate of soft impression material for a few minutes or that you take a digital scan of your mouth. Our dentists remind you not to forget to brush and floss before getting your braces on! 

Furthermore, our procedure is pain-free for most people. Your bonding appointment might take up to two hours, so our experts advise you to bring some music to help pass the time. Our trusted team will insert an instrument to keep your mouth dry and your tongue in place. Our dental experts will dry your teeth and apply an etchant to ensure that the tooth surface is ideal for bonding. 

Our dedicated team inserts the braces on your teeth using a unique adhesive to hold them in place throughout your treatment. Our qualified dentists use a curing light to harden the adhesive and set the bond. Lastly, our team of experts will run the archwire through the braces and hold it in place with ligature bands.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today at our practice to schedule a simple consultation. Our trusted experts will be happy to meet with you and determine whether you need dental braces.