Metal Braces | Avenel & Woodbridge Township

Time-Tested & Smile-Approved

Classic metal braces are a time-tested method at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics to help you get the straighter, healthier, more confident smile you deserve.

Metal Braces: A Classic for All Ages

Crooked teeth, significant crowding, and spacing issues can affect how your smile looks and functions.

The good news is that White Oak Dentistry & Orthodontics offers a proven fix for even the most complex orthodontic issues: metal braces.

These classic metal brackets and wires effectively align your teeth and give you the smile you've always wanted. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lai, our orthodontist, to explore the benefits of metal braces in Avenel!

Why Choose Braces at White Oak Dentistry & Orthodontics?

  • Board-Certified Orthodontist: Trust your smile to an expert. Dr. Lai is board-certified, ensuring exceptional care.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Life is busy. We offer evening and weekend appointments to fit your hectic agenda.
  • Payment Options: No need to stress about costs. We accept dental insurance and offer financing options to make your treatment affordable.

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

Curious how metal braces transform smiles? At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, Dr. Lai meticulously guides your teeth into their perfect positions with this classic, proven orthodontic treatment. Here’s how it works:

3-D Imaging

The process will begin by capturing detailed images of your mouth, sometimes using our advanced iTero Element scanner.

This quick 10- to 15-minute scan offers a precise 3D view, which will help Dr. Lai create a personalized treatment strategy for you.

 

Bracket Placement

Using these detailed images of your smile and other comprehensive data, Dr. Lai will determine the best position to place each bracket.

The placement of each bracket may vary depending on whether we need to tilt or turn a tooth to move it into proper alignment.

Installing the Wire

Once she’s secured your brackets in place, Dr. Lai will thread an archwire through each bracket, bending the wire as she goes. These bends are far from random — each one is calculated to exert specific types of pressure on your teeth.

 

Regular Appointments

Adjustments will be a big part of your smile journey. Dr. Lai will fine-tune your archwire every few weeks and monitor your progress. Sometimes, additional accessories like rubber bands may assist in the movement.

The end goal? A stunning, well-aligned smile that you'll be proud to show off.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

Metal braces are a versatile solution for various orthodontic challenges. Here's how they can help:

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Bite Issues

An imbalanced bite isn't just an aesthetic concern. It can lead to practical problems like digestive issues and accelerated tooth wear. Metal braces can realign your bite effectively, whether you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite.

Crooked & Crowded Teeth

Crowded or overlapping teeth can be more than just a cosmetic issue. The tight spaces they create can become breeding grounds for plaque and food particles, increasing the risk of dental issues.

With their consistent pressure, metal braces can spread your teeth into a more natural, healthier arrangement.

Gaps in Teeth

Gaps between your teeth can affect both the appearance and functionality of your smile. Metal braces can close these gaps, aligning your teeth for a more unified look and improved function.

Metal braces at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics in Avenel offer a comprehensive solution for enhancing your smile's appearance, function, and health. Trust Dr. Lai to guide you through this transformative process.

Maintaining Your New Braces

Maintaining your new braces is crucial for a smooth and effective treatment journey. Here's how to keep them in tip-top shape:

Daily Cleaning

Brush around every part of each bracket to remove food particles and plaque. Follow a consistent oral hygiene routine at home to clean your teeth and braces.

 

Food Choices

Skip foods that could damage your braces, such as hard candies, raw carrots, and popcorn.

 

Protect Your Investment

If you're an athlete, wear a mouthguard to protect your braces during physical activity.

Regular Checkups

Remember to attend your scheduled visits with Dr. Lai for adjustments and progress checks.

 

Emergency Care

If you experience an issue like a loose wire or broken bracket, immediately contact White Oak Dental & Orthodontics in Avenel for guidance.

By adhering to these care tips, you'll set yourself up for a successful treatment period and a stunning smile!

Your Ideal Smile Is
Within Reach

Your ideal smile isn't just a dream — it's closer than you think! You can get the straight, stunning smile you've always wanted with metal braces at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics in Avenel.

Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Lai today and take the first step toward a smile that truly shines.