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Traditional Braces Katana & Ottawa, ON

Traditional BracesAn Overview

Do you have a serious issue with crooked teeth? Are they causing speech issues, or trouble eating?

Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can create a range of complex dental complications. Crooked teeth are often the underlying cause of complex dental concerns. Problems such as an imbalanced bite, worn down teeth, and TMJ disorders can arise without dental intervention. If you have misaligned teeth that are causing issues, seek treatment from Villanova Dental Studio today.

Traditional metal braces are a highly effective treatment option for bringing balance and beauty to your smile and bite. Traditional metal braces is the tried-and-true method to treat all crooked teeth issues.

From minor misalignment to complex malocclusion, we have created a more comfortable bite and great long-term results for many patients. Metal braces allows our dentist in Ottawa ON, Dr. Barakat, to make refined adjustments for optimal results.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

Although traditional braces are not as popular as Invisalign and Myobrace, they are still a very effective treatment. All ages can benefit from traditional braces.

  • Provide permanent tooth straightening
  • Can balance and realign bites effectively
  • Can correct more complex orthodontic concerns
  • No need to remove and replace every week or two

Dr. Ami Barakat has years of training and experience providing comprehensive orthodontic treatments to patients of all ages. Our Ottawa, ON orthodontic office provides early diagnosis and multiphase treatment for children. You can expect far superior results with little downtime.

Traditional Metal Braces in Kanata and Ottawa, ON

Traditional Braces What to Expect

Traditional braces are used to treat advanced malocclusion, and the cosmetic concerns associated with crooked teeth. Dr. Ami Barakat provides patients with a thorough oral health exam and bite analysis to determine the best orthodontic treatment option. We will only recommend treatments that best fit your individual concerns and unique smile.

The process to get traditional braces is straightforward. Metal brackets are adhered to your teeth, and tightened over time to gently shift the teeth into alignment.

Dr. Barakat is able to make precise adjustments to ensure teeth are aligning properly. For some patients, orthodontic appliances may be used in conjunction with traditional metal braces.

Self Litigating Braces in Kanata, ON

Self-litigating braces eliminate the use of plastic or metal bands traditionally used to anchor the wire into place. Self-litigating braces use slide mechanism technology that encases the arch wire.

They gently reposition your teeth without the need for tightening and frequent visits to the dentist. They are becoming more and more popular with our patients because of the many benefits.

Benefits of Self-Litigating Braces

  • Shorter and more effective treatment
  • Fewer visits to the dentist
  • Fewer adjustments and tightening
  • Less impact on tooth surface
  • Reduced risk of enamel damage and discoloration
  • Easier to clean and remove food debris

Traditional Braces FAQs

Does it take longer for adults to straighten teeth?

Yes, but not as long as you may think. Adults getting treated with traditional braces start seeing results within the first 6 months. The average length of treatment with traditional braces for an adult is between 12 to 18 months.

What is the minimum time to wear braces?

The minimum time to wear metal braces is roughly 12 months. Although, this is just an average estimate. Your treatment will depend on how mild to severe your malocclusion issue is. If you have mild issues, we may recommend treatments that are shorter than 12 months.

How long does traditional braces take?

Each adjustment, the braces start to straighten teeth properly. It takes about three weeks for any movement to happen, so these adjustments will happen every three to ten weeks. Traditional braces take a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months.

Is wearing metal braces painful?

There is always some discomfort that comes with any type of braces. Today’s metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than they’ve ever been. As long as you accurately communicate with your dentist about how your treatment is going, we will make your treatment as comfortable for you as possible.

Dr. Ami Barakat

Why choose Villanova Dental Studio?

Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON is a comprehensive family dental practice offering a full range of orthodontic services. From Invisalign to orthodontic appliances for early treatment, Dr. Ami Barakat provides patient focused dental care for straightening smiles and establishing a healthy oral foundation.

Dr. Barakat has committed many hours to continuing education and training and has achieved the status of Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and remains dedicated to improving and enhancing your natural smile with the highest standard of dental health care.