San Antonio & Windcrest Braces
Traditional braces have been around for a long time, and they’re probably the most recognizable symbol of orthodontics in San Antonio, Windcrest and our surrounding communities.
All About Braces From Texas Family Orthodontics
There’s a good reason traditional braces have been used by dentists and orthodontists worldwide for many, many years—traditional braces are an extremely effective way to straighten your teeth.
Today’s traditional braces include a small metal bracket glued to the front of each tooth, while the old-fashioned type of band is typically only used for molars.
You may envision gray metal when you think of traditional braces, but Dr. Vo offers patients either silver or golden-colored braces.
Most of the time, your archwires are held to the brackets with either metal wire ties or rubber bands called ligatures. Ligatures come in a wide variety of colors, so you can express your individuality while your smile is in progress.
Working Hard For Your Smile
These orthodontic workhorses have a long history of successful treatment and are great at correcting many oral issues. At Texas Family Orthodontics, metal braces continue to be the top orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages.
They can work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might. This means you might not have to wear them as long as other treatment options.
Typically, traditional braces are less expensive than other types of braces because they don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments do.
Modern braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Metal braces are built from high-grade stainless steel and are the most common type of braces you’ll see.
Propel Accelerated Treatment
The Propel system at Texas Family Orthodontics can shift your teeth up to 50% faster and can even make your metal braces treatment more comfortable!
This cutting-edge technology works by stimulating the bone around your teeth while also helping soft tissue heal faster.
Dr. Katie Vo can use the Propel system with your traditional metal braces, and you'll enjoy fewer office visits a shorter overall treatment.
The system is particularly useful for patients who are still experiencing active bone growth, including teenagers and young adults in their twenties.