Bee Cave Orthodontics is your Westlake braces expert
Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Westlake area, the team at Bee Cave Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Westlake and the surrounding communities.
Braces treatment with your Westlake braces expert
Our team will collect digital X-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before we put your braces on. This will provide Dr. Adriana da Silveira with information about how each tooth needs to make in order to give you the best-looking smile. She will use this information to design a customized treatment plan based on your specific orthodontic needs. This will determine how your brackets are placed.
Wire is inserted to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Bends in the wire encourage precise movements. This process is called remodeling and involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around its root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where the bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly move teeth into the correct position.
Remodeling requires constant pressure to be put on a tooth, so your teeth will usually begin to drift back towards their original positions over time once your braces are removed. Regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions!
What your Westlake braces expert offers
All of our treatment options can correct lots of different simple and complex oral problems. But today’s braces, in particular, are better than ever. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments, which can shorten your overall treatment time, and be a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
The most common type of braces is the long-used traditional metal braces system. Normally constructed with high-grade stainless steel, these braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and also more fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! But don’t worry if you prefer a more subtle approach. We also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They’re popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a subtle treatment option. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth. Since the brackets are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally don’t recommend them for our younger patients.
Since you see signs of improvement quickly when using traditional braces, you’ll be confident in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Your trusted Westlake braces expert
When you choose braces treatment with our practice, Dr. Silveira will create a treatment plan that fits seamlessly into your life. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and your life! At Bee Cave Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Adriana da Silveira and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!