Braces will help your smile become more beautiful! A straighter, more attractive smile can boost your self-confidence as well as improve your oral health. At Charles L. Oakes, DDS, Inc., we are committed to ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during your orthodontic treatment.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Some orthodontic appliances are bonded to your teeth, while others are removable. Our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Oakes, will help you decide which treatment best meets your needs and goals. Braces work by applying a constant, gentle force to guide your teeth to the correct position. Thanks to orthodontic and dental advances, orthodontic treatment is now more effective and comfortable than ever! Now is an excellent time to begin orthodontic treatment! Call our office today to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation.

Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies depending on your orthodontic needs and how quickly your teeth respond to treatment. The duration of the treatment can range between 12 and 36 months, depending on the patient’s growth. The average time a patient wears braces is 18 to 24 months. To ensure that you do not unnecessarily extend your treatment time, make sure you diligently use prescribed orthodontic appliances such as rubber bands and headgear. Early orthodontic treatment procedures can take as little as 6 months to complete. To learn more about braces and to schedule your free orthodontic consultation, please call our Mesquite, Texas office today!