At our dental practice, we understand that a confident smile can change your life. One of the most effective ways to achieve a straight, beautiful smile is through braces. Our team can ensure that your journey to a perfect smile is smooth and comfortable.

Understanding Braces

Braces are more than just metal brackets and wires. They are a tried-and-true method for correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. Whether you are dealing with crowding, spacing or bite issues, braces can help. The process involves applying gentle, consistent pressure to move teeth into their ideal positions over time. Our experienced orthodontists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

The Braces Process

The journey with braces begins with an initial exam. During this visit, we will take detailed records, including X-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth. These records allow us to create a customized treatment plan. Once your braces are placed, you will visit us regularly for adjustments. These appointments are crucial for monitoring your progress and making any necessary changes to ensure your treatment stays on track.

Here is a brief overview of the process:

  • Consultation: Discuss your goals, take records and develop a treatment plan.
  • Placement: Attach brackets to your teeth and connect them with a wire.
  • Adjustments: Regular visits to adjust the wire and ensure proper tooth movement.
  • Debonding: Remove the braces and celebrate your new smile.
  • Retention: Provide a retainer to maintain your results.

Life with Braces

Living with braces requires some adjustments, but we are here to support you every step of the way. It is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene, as braces can trap food particles and make cleaning more challenging. Our team will teach you the best techniques for brushing and flossing with braces. Additionally, you may need to avoid certain foods that can damage your braces, such as sticky candies or hard snacks. We will provide you with a comprehensive list of what to do to help you care for your braces and ensure your treatment progresses smoothly.

Your Smile, Our Priority

At our practice, your smile is our top priority. We are committed to making your experience with braces as comfortable and successful as possible. Our team is always available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile and we are here to help you achieve it.

If you are ready to transform your smile with braces in Boise, Idaho, contact Emerald West Dental today at 208-323-2294 to schedule your consultation with our dentists, Dr. Chad Hess, Dr. Randy Moss or Dr. Hayden Hess. Together, we can create the smile you have always wanted.

See for yourself the kind of dental care we can do for you by scheduling your consultation. Call us today!


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