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Braces in Detroit, MI

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For A Straight, Stunning Smile

Tired of crooked teeth that prevent you from smiling in photos or group settings? Self-conscious about your overall look because of your misaligned teeth? It may be time for braces. The good news is that advancements in dental technology mean that braces can be easier, quicker, and more aesthetically pleasing than ever before.

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Braces at Lakeshore Dental Specialists

At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, our passion is finding the ideal solution for each patient, no matter what their specific need might be. We offer completely tailored treatment and are committed to helping patients through the entire process, from consultation to follow-up.

What are Braces?

Our Detroit Braces are dental devices used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. They typically consist of brackets, wires, and bands or tray-style aligners that exert gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them into proper alignment. Modern braces utilize advanced materials and technology to improve comfort, speed of treatment, and aesthetics during treatment.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontic treatment offers various options to address alignment issues and achieve a straighter smile. Explore the different options below to find the right fit for your needs:

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditional orthodontic treatment option, consisting of stainless steel brackets and wires. They are highly effective in correcting complex misalignments and offer durability and reliability throughout the treatment process.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend with the natural color of teeth, offering a more discreet orthodontic solution. They provide effective alignment correction just like metal braces while maintaining ideal aesthetics during treatment.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces and consist of custom-made, transparent trays that gradually shift teeth into alignment. They offer convenience, comfort, and improved aesthetics, making them an attractive option for many patients.

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Candidates for Braces

Ideal candidates for orthodontic treatment with braces are individuals with various alignment issues, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Our patients typically have healthy gums and sufficient bone support to accommodate tooth movement. Certain factors such as severe gum disease, bone loss, or allergies to orthodontic materials may affect eligibility.

Consultation and Preparation

At each consultation, we will perform a detailed examination and determine exactly which method of correction is right for you and if there are any additional treatments needed. We will also discuss your past dental and medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for the necessary procedures. To prepare for your braces appointment, we recommend incorporating more regular brushing and flossing into your daily routine and becoming familiar with what foods will be off-limits for a period of time while your braces begin to work.

Your Braces Journey

Initial Consultation and Treatment Planning

  • We will start with X-rays and impressions to assess your orthodontic needs completely. Then, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your specific alignment issues and goals.

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Braces Placement

  • The braces placement appointment involves bonding the brackets onto your teeth using a special adhesive. Once the brackets are in place, archwires are attached and secured with elastic bands to exert gentle pressure on the teeth, guiding them into the desired position.

Adjustment Visits

  • You will have periodic adjustment visits every four to six weeks, during which your orthodontist will tighten the wires or replace them with thicker ones to continue the gradual movement of your teeth. These visits are essential for monitoring progress and making necessary adjustments to ensure optimal results.

Retention Phase

  • Once your teeth have reached their desired position, the braces will be removed, and you will transition to the retention phase. This typically involves wearing retainers to maintain your teeth's new alignment and prevent them from shifting back.

Why choose Lakeshore?

Our top-rated team of dental professionals has decades of combined experience, and all share a passion for completely customized patient care. With a comprehensive offering of dental services, our goal at Lakeshore Dental is to provide patients with a solution for all of their dental needs, ranging from routine preventive care to urgent situations outside regular hours and much more. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for braces Detroit dental specialists at Lakeshore Dental can address that and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today!

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Schedule Your Detroit, MI Braces Consultation at Lakeshore Dental Specialists Today

Book your appointment today with one of our specialists at 586-777-0260 or use our simple and convenient contact form. We are also available through the chat feature on our website.

Braces FAQs

While there may be some discomfort during the adjustment periods, most patients find braces very tolerable.

The average timeframe for braces is about 12 to 24 months, but it depends on the level of correction needed and each patient's needs.

The cost of braces depends on the type used, the scope of treatment, and other patient-specific factors.

Since braces are a cosmetic treatment, they are typically not covered by dental insurance, but it's important to confirm with your dental insurance provider.

Request a Consultation

Contact our office today to request an appointment or click below to book online. A team member will reach out to confirm your appointment.

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