Traditional Orthodontics – Nashua, NH
Achieve a Healthier, Happier, and More Beautiful Smile
A tried-and-true teeth-straightening treatment, traditional orthodontics is what most people think of when they hear the word “braces.” With meticulously placed brackets and a durable archwire, our talented Nashua orthodontist, Dr. Alkhoury , can gradually guide your teeth into their perfectly aligned positions. The result? A healthier, happier, and even more beautiful smile! If you want to schedule an appointment, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our team . Otherwise, you can keep reading!
Why Choose Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Braces?
- Highly Trained and Experienced Orthodontist
- Kids, Teens, and Adults Welcome
- Lifetime Guarantee and Lifetime Retainers for Every Patient
How Do Traditional Braces Work?
Despite the popularity of braces, many patients aren’t entirely sure how they work. Although the technology and planning behind them are quite complex, the approach is easy to understand. In short, a small silver bracket is securely bonded to the front of each tooth. From there, an archwire is threaded through the brackets and small elastics (the colorful part of braces) are added to keep the wire in place. The pressure from the wire is gentle but consistent, gradually guiding your teeth into their perfectly aligned positions.
What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?
One of the many reasons braces are so popular is because they are incredibly versatile. They can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
If your bite doesn’t come together evenly, don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be a permanent concern. Traditional braces in Nashua can address overbites, open bites, crossbites, and more.
Crowded & Crooked Teeth
If your teeth overlap, you might feel a bit insecure about your smile. Plus, you may be more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. The good news is that braces can shift your teeth into their properly aligned positions, improving the health and appearance of your smile.
Spaced out teeth are another orthodontic concern that can take a toll on your confidence and your oral health. Fortunately, even severely gapped teeth can be addressed with braces.
Caring for Your Braces
To keep your braces (and your teeth!) in tip-top shape throughout your treatment, there are a few best practices you should follow. While your orthodontist will provide you with a comprehensive list with your unique dental needs in mind, here are a few general ones:
- Avoid hard, sticky, and crunchy foods (i.e., popcorn, whole apples, peanut brittle)
- Brush your teeth for a full two minutes after you eat (or at least twice a day)
- Floss daily
- Get a dental checkup and cleaning every six months
- Stick to mostly healthy, braces-friendly foods (i.e., oatmeal, yogurt, applesauce)
- Refrain from unhealthy dental habits, like chewing on pen caps or nail-biting
- Attend each of your follow-up appointments