Traditional Braces – Copperas Cove, TX

The Trusted Way to Straighten Smiles

Our in-house orthodontist, Dr. Ahmet Celebi, has been straightening smiles for well over a decade. As a member of several professional organizations like the World Federation of Orthodontics, he’s committed to providing his patients with highly effective, leading-edge treatment. If your teen has been referred for an orthodontic evaluation or you believe you could benefit from a straighter smile, we encourage you to give our friendly team a call today and come in for an evaluation. We look forward to helping you transform your smile!

Why Choose Benchmark Family Dental & Orthodontics for Traditional Braces?

  • In-House, Experienced Orthodontist
  • In-Network with Many Major PPO Insurances
  • Patient-Centered, Honest Dentistry

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

a teen with braces smiling

When most people think of orthodontics, the first picture that will pop into their head is metal braces. These have been utilized for several centuries, but today, they offer a sleeker, more modern appearance that makes them a great option for both teens and adults.

Traditional braces in Copperas Cove utilize small metal brackets that Dr. Celebi affixes to each individual tooth. Their job is to hold an archwire across the row of teeth taut, applying a gentle and carefully calculated amount of pressure to the teeth to help them gradually shift into their ideal alignment. Typically, patients come in every six to eight weeks to have their braces tightened until they receive their final results.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Braces Fix?

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Metal braces are incredibly versatile and have the ability to fix a wide range of orthodontic concerns that other options, like Invisalign clear aligners, may not be able to. Some of these include:

Bite Misalignment

Moderate to severe bite misalignment, including overbite, underbite, and crossbite, can have a severe impact on your comfort as well as lead to secondary dental health concerns, like TMJ disorder. Braces do an excellent job at correcting these concerns and restoring harmony to your bite.  

Crowded & Crooked Teeth

Crowded and crooked teeth aren’t just a cosmetic concern. The hard-to-reach crevices that they create within the mouth can put you at a higher risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Braces have the ability to shift your teeth to lie flush with each other, making effective brushing and flossing much easier.

Gapped Teeth

Similar to crooked teeth, gapped teeth also have both aesthetic and functional implications for your smile by creating spaces for food debris and bacteria to hide. Braces have the ability to close these spaces and provide you with a perfectly aligned grin.

Caring for Your Braces

a model of a mouth with braces

Braces in Copperas Cove offer the best results when they’re well-cared for throughout your orthodontic journey. Some of the best methods of cleaning and maintaining your new appliance include:

  • Follow dietary restrictions advised by your orthodontist, Dr. Celebi.
  • Protect your mouth while playing sports or from grinding by wearing a sportsguard or nightguard.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal for a full two minutes, and be sure to floss with a water flosser every day!
  • Prioritize your orthodontic appointments to make sure you stay on track with your treatment timeline.