Traditional Metal Braces and Ceramic Braces

At Ahava Orthodontics, we tailor your treatment to your specific needs. We place the best quality braces for our patients and care for both phase 1 and phase 2 braces treatment in Fort Worth. We offer both traditional metal braces as well as ceramic braces.

Phase One And Phase Two Treatment For Braces

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Phase One Braces Treatment

Phase 1 Treatment typically begins when your child turns 7 years old. This focuses on preventing more invasive treatments later on. Working on fixing jaw alignment, crooked teeth, and correcting bad habits like thumb sucking early on can make a positive impact on your child’s dental/oral health and their overall facial appearance.

Phase Two Braces Treatment

This phase is less invasive and costly if your child has received phase 1 treatment to prevent more severe issues. If they have not, Dr. Barron will work to create a treatment plan to correct issues such as overbites, underbites, crowding, gapping, overlapping, and crooked teeth.

Get The Best Braces Treatment In Fort Worth Today

Ahava Orthodontics is always welcoming new patients to give them great smiles. Whether it’s for your child or for you, we’re ready to give you the best traditional metal or ceramic braces treatment in Fort Worth.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact our office to get your new patient exam scheduled and we’ll have you on the path to a great smile in no time!

Traditional Metal Braces

When it comes to braces, the majority of people will often think of the traditional metal braces. You may not realize this, but metal braces have been used for more than 100 years now. Luckily, there have be a lot of improvements in the technology used for braces and they are much more efficient in today’s modern era.

Traditional metal braces use brackets, also made from metal, that attach to the patient’s teeth using a special orthodontic cement. These brackets contain a tiny loop in which a metal wire is threaded through. This wire is what applies pressure and slowly moves the teeth over time. Depending on the treatment plan, these brackets will be tightened every 3-6 weeks. Ahava Orthodontics provides the best treatment for traditional metal braces in Fort Worth.

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Ceramic Braces

An alternative to the traditional braces, ceramic braces offer a much more discreet option for realigning your teeth. The brackets used with ceramic braces are usually clear or colored in a way to match the color of your teeth. This helps all of the equipment to be a lot less noticeable which is perfect for people who may not feel very confident with noticeable metal braces.

Ceramic braces are best used when the patient has lost all of their baby teeth and only have adult teeth left. If the misalignments are more severe, then traditional metal braces may be the only option.  Our expert team at Ahava Orthodontics will be able to explore both options with you and recommend the best course of treatment that fits your needs.

Braces FAQ

The price on braces vary due to the differing levels of severity of each case. Braces can be more affordable than other orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. Receiving early treatment through Ahava Orthodontics can mitigate the amount of time and money you have to spend on your braces treatment.

There can be sensitivity and tenderness in the mouth, but you should never feel pain. Taking Advil or Tylenol should be enough to relieve any uncomfort you have after getting your braces on or getting them tightened.

You are never too old to improve your smile! We treat patients of all ages, including adults. If you are concerned about having traditional braces at a later age, check out our page on our Invisalign treatment options.

Once your treatment is finished and your teeth and jaw are aligned properly, we will start by gently taking the wires and brackets off of your teeth. We will then shape and polish your teeth so they are ready to show off! Last, we will fit you for your retainer which will be ready for you to pick up shortly after your last appointment. Dr. Barron will go over when to wear your retainer and how to clean it!