Traditional Braces in Pleasanton, TX

Traditional Braces

Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry is proud to offer metal braces and ceramic braces for orthodontic treatment. These orthodontic treatment options are highly effective for correcting crowded, misaligned, or crooked teeth. If you, your child, or anyone else in the family is deciding between traditional braces or another orthodontic treatment for a straighter, healthier smile, please contact our office to schedule an orthodontic consultation with our team!

Are traditional braces better than aligners?

There is no option that is better than another when it comes to orthodontic treatment. The choice between traditional braces and clear aligners often narrows down to preference and how much your teeth need correction. Metal braces and ceramic braces tend to be more effective at treating an array of conditions, including complex bite misalignments. The strong force of traditional braces can help you or your child achieve a straight, healthy smile but may require more commitment than aligners.

Will braces interfere with regular activities?

Metal and ceramic braces both adhere to the front surface of your teeth for the duration of treatment. While metal and ceramic braces work similarly, ceramic braces use clear brackets and wires for a discreet appearance and are rounded to minimize discomfort. If you play an instrument or contact sport, you may need some time to adjust to these activities after getting braces in Pleasanton, but they should not interfere with regular activities.

How old does my child need to be for braces?

If you notice your child hiding their smile due to misaligned or crooked teeth, we suggest scheduling an orthodontic consultation. We’re happy to see patients as young as seven to determine whether or not metal braces or ceramic braces are in their future. The sooner a custom orthodontic treatment is planned, the better! Braces are a big commitment, but with the right guidance, a healthy and beautiful smile is sure to be the outcome.