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Expectations When Getting Braces

If you live in Berthoud, CO, your local dentist can provide braces at Berthoud Family Dentistry. Dr. Carmen Beckwith is an experienced family dentist that takes great pride in providing orthodontic services for you and your family. 

Whether you get metal, clear, or lingual braces, our office will ensure that you or your teen have the best care.

What Are Braces?

Braces provide a secure and comfortable fit for the jaws. We use an approach that optimizes growth for the strongest and most proper position for your teeth. It is best to get braces during adolescence. The sooner we can correct alignment issues, the better.

Braces may be permanently or temporarily worn for two years to give time for teeth to be repaired naturally. When you visit your local dentist for braces in Berthoud, CO, you will have to come back to our office to make adjustments when it's appropriate and practical. 

Types of Braces

When you are ready for braces, you will have your choice of the following kinds of braces:

  • Metal braces, made of stainless-steel brackets and metal wires
  • Clear braces, made of ceramic or composite
  • Lingual braces, attached to the back of the teeth

What You Can Expect During Your First Visit

Your first visit to the office starts with a comprehensive exam to determine the best placement for your treatment. Dr. Beckwith will examine your teeth and evaluate the time required for each treatment.

During your exam, she will analyze each tooth's shape and size, look at the spacing between teeth, see how the spacing is in your jaw, and evaluate your bite. She will also make recommendations on the best treatment for your particular teeth.

Before we move into any treatment, Dr. Beckwith will review your health history, concerns, and habits.

The Importance of Follow-Up Appointments

Immediately after having a new set of orthodontic braces fitted or installed, it is recommended that you visit our office regularly for a few months to ensure that the treatment is progressing correctly.

Come to Berthoud Family Dentist for braces in Berthoud, CO. Your family dentist, Dr. Beckwith, will help you or your teen with orthodontic needs. Call us at (970) 532-4477 for an appointment today.

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