Traditional Braces Treatment Process
After Dr. Pribyl determines you’re a good candidate for traditional braces, he will take impressions of your teeth and use your x-rays to map out your treatment plan. He will then glue metal brackets to each of your teeth and attach the archwire using small rubber bands called ligatures. You will get to choose the color of your ligatures each time we tighten your braces at every appointment!
Between appointments, the pressure of the archwire will pull your teeth into their desired position. About every 4 to 6 weeks, you will visit our dental office in Lee’s Summit, MO for a checkup. During this time, we will either change or tighten your archwire and switch out the ligatures with a fresh set. If we’re correcting any bite problems, we may also require you to wear rubber bands attached to the clasps on your braces in a specific direction. These rubber bands are essential and must be changed every few hours to properly correct your bite.
Dr. Pribyl may also use MOPS or VPRO+ alongside your braces treatment. These additional treatments accelerate tooth movement by stimulating the bone that surrounds a tooth. By including this technique with your treatment, he can reduce your treatment time by up to 50%.