Traditional Indirect Braces

Traditional Indirect Braces

Dental Republic speciaizes in Indirect Orthodontic Braces. They look like traditional braces, but are placed on the teeth with an upgraded procedure. In the indirect bonding method, the brackets are positioned using tray molds of your teeth for increased accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How are Indirect Braces different from traditional braces?
  2. How do braces work?
  3. Are brackets better than clear aligners?
  4. Is the procedure comfortable for me?
  5. How long does the procedure take?
  6. How often do I have to get them adjusted?
  7. How old do I have to be?
  8. How much do traditional indirect braces cost?
  9. What's the advantage to getting straight teeth?

How are Indirect Braces different from traditional braces?

Indirect bonding allows for more precise placement of brackets compared to the original technique of mounting each one by hand. This is because we make a custom mold of your teeth to work off of. Indirect orthodontics allow the brackets to be placed precisely in the molded tray that will then be placed in your mouth to ensure proper position while bonding. This procedure takes far less time and effort to complete which provides added comfort to the patient. The ease of this indirect method also helps when the patient is young and cannot hold still for long. Not having to hand place brackets in the back of the mouth also eliminates discomfort to patients.

How do braces work?

Brackets are bonded onto each tooth and wired together with small rubberbands to cause pressure. This constant pressure slowly moves teeth.

Are brackets better than clear aligners?

Neither is a better choice than the other. They work in the same way to move teeth into the correct position. Some things to think about in your decision are aesthetics, cost, how long you will have to wear them for, and the effects each will have on your teeth, depending on factors such as severity of overbite or crookedness of teeth.

Is the procedure comfortable for me?

Yes. With the indirect bonding method, only a tray is inserted in your mouth to adhere the brackets to your teeth instead of hands trying to place each bracket individualy, which can get tiring for the patient from holding still and feling discomfort during the back molars bracket placement. The procedure also takes less than 30 minutes, so you will not have to wait long. There are less than 10 minutes where we must keep your teeth dry with retractors that some may find uncomfortable.

How long does the procedure take?

The entire procedure typically takes 30 minutes.

How often do I have to get them adjusted?

The wire is adjusted about once a month.

How old do I have to be?

There is no upper limit of age for braces if you are in good oral and medical health. However, you have to be old enough to have your permanent teeth and in good oral and medical health.

How much do traditional indirect braces cost?

Currently, you can get started with traditional indirect orthodontics at Dental Republic for only $99.

What's the advantage to getting straight teeth?

Straight teeth give our clients the added confidence in their image. Straight teeth makes it easier to floss and brush because there are less food traps; therefore, less chance of cavities and periodontal disease. Straight teeth reduce stress on your Temporal Mandibular Joint created by misaligned teeth. Straight teeth reduce the wear and tear of the surfaces of your teeth through grinding. Cavity detection by your dentist is easier, according to our supporting dentist.