Embrace Your Straighter Smile

At Northview Orthodontics, modern metal braces are a cornerstone of orthodontic treatment. Whether you're an adult looking to correct long-standing dental issues, or a parent considering braces for your child, Dr. Jason Klingler is here to guide you through the process with ease and confidence.

All About Modern Metal Braces

Modern metal braces are composed of small metal brackets that are glued to the front of each tooth and connected by a thin archwire. These brackets act as handles, holding the wire that moves the teeth.

The archwires are adjusted periodically, which gently guides the teeth into their correct positions over time. Our braces are made from top-grade stainless steel, ensuring durability and reliability throughout the treatment process.

How Braces Work

The journey to a perfect smile begins with a comprehensive evaluation at our Albuquerque office. We start by using digital scans and X-rays to map out a precise treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Once the braces are applied, you'll visit us about every four to six weeks for adjustments.

These appointments are crucial as they allow us to tighten the archwire and make necessary changes to the positioning of the brackets, ensuring continuous and effective movement of your teeth.

Candidates for Metal Braces

Modern metal braces are incredibly versatile and suitable for nearly all ages and dental conditions. Ideal candidates include:

  • Children & Teens: Early intervention with Dr. Klingler can guide the growth of the jaw and dental arches, creating better conditions for permanent teeth.
  • Adults: It’s never too late to enhance your smile. Modern metal braces can resolve lifelong cosmetic and structural issues, significantly improving oral health for adults in Albuquerque.
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Benefits of Modern Metal Braces

  • Proven Effectiveness: With decades of successful outcomes, metal braces are a reliable choice for achieving dramatic improvements in dental alignment.
  • Customizable with Colored Bands: Especially popular among our younger Albuquerque patients, these braces can be personalized with colored bands to make a fun fashion statement.
  • Visual Progress: Unlike some treatments that are hidden, with metal braces, you can actually see the progress as it happens, adjusting to your new smile gradually.

Understanding the Stakes

Committing to metal braces is a big decision. They typically require 18-24 months of treatment, depending on the complexity of the dental issues being addressed.

It’s important to maintain oral hygiene to prevent any risks such as plaque buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

While you may have some initial discomfort after each adjustment, these are temporary and manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Maintenance Tips

  • Effective Cleaning Tools: Dr. Klingler recommends tools like orthodontic brushes, water flossers, and interdental brushes to clean around brackets and wires.
  • Protective Measures: Wear a mouthguard if you engage in sports, to protect your braces and teeth from impact.
  • Immediate Care for Breakages: Should a bracket break or a wire come loose, contact us promptly for repair.
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Metal Braces FAQ

Take the First Step Towards a Beautiful, Healthy Smile!

We at Northview Orthodontics are eager to help you get your best smile. Modern metal braces are a time-honored method with a track record of effective results.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Jason Klingler and learn more about how braces can be the key to your new smile.