Metal Braces in Fort Worth, TX

Lake Country Dental offers the traditional orthodontic treatment of metal braces in Fort Worth, Texas. During your consultation with Dr. Haley Buchanan you will learn about the advantages and requirements of this orthodontic treatment. To schedule an appointment with our orthodontist or to learn more about traditional metal braces, please contact our office at (817) 236-8771.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are braces available for children and adults?

At our Lake Country Dental office, braces are available for both children and adults. Metal braces are an effective orthodontic treatment that can realign crooked or crowded teeth, close gaps, and help fix over or underbites.

However, we may suggest an alternative treatment such as Invisalign if you’re an older teen or adult because it offers virtually invisible aligners that won’t be embarrassing or complicated in your daily life.

What can I eat with metal braces?

When wearing metal braces, you should be careful when it comes to the food you eat because certain foods can break your brackets or wires. We recommend sticking to softer foods and cutting up some of your food into smaller pieces so it’s easier to chew and won’t damage your metal braces.

Foods that you shouldn’t eat or be extremely cautious with are:

  • Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice
  • Sticky foods: caramels, gum
  • Hard foods: nuts, hard pretzels
  • Sugary food: candy
  • Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots

How long do braces take to work?

When you begin wearing traditional braces, the results will vary depending on factors such as bone density, misalignment, and your age. Most patients will generally start to notice changes within four to six weeks, but again, this can be different for everyone.

After a few months, you’ll see start to see remarkable changes from your braces.

How often do you see the orthodontist with braces?

Patients who get metal braces should expect to see Dr. Buchanan every four to eight weeks throughout their treatment period. During these visits to our Fort Work dental office, she will check on the progress of your teeth and make any necessary adjustments.

These adjustments may include tightening the braces or replacing the wires. Each check-up is short and efficient at our office and is generally completed in less than an hour.