Types of braces

Why braces?

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

Types of braces we offer

Finding the appropriate treatment option is an essential part of our process. We help patients across Fort Worth and Crowley discover the perfect appliance through state-of-the-art technology and a personalized orthodontic approach. Mik Ortho patients can choose from the following braces options:

Clear aligners

The SureSmile® clear aligner system allows patients to experience shorter treatment times and fewer checkups. Using 3-D imaging and proprietary software, we can reduce the number of adjustments and help you achieve a healthier smile sooner.

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What are the benefits of braces treatment?

Braces are a hallmark of modern orthodontics, and most people know them well by their traditional appearance and proven results. In an ever-expanding field, we have more types of braces available than ever, each with unique benefits. We offer braces for kids, teens and adults. As orthodontic specialists, we have seen how braces can transform smiles. Our patients choose braces treatment for reasons such as:

  • Teeth alignment: Braces move your teeth into straighter, more comfortable positions over time.
  • Overall oral health: With aligned teeth, you can prevent future risk of gum diseases or bite problems.
  • Jaw alignment: Many patients use braces to fix jaw development issues while their mouth is still growing.
  • Confidence: With a smile you can be proud of, your confidence will soar!

How orthodontic treatment works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time until case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.

Our treatment process

  1. 1

    Free consultation

    At your appointment, you’ll meet Dr. Mikulencak, who will give you a thorough orthodontic exam, discuss your preferences and help you make the best decision for you or your child’s smile.

  2. 2

    Treatment begins

    We want your first visit to be as convenient and efficient for you as possible. Dr. Mikulencak can begin treatment on your first visit and you can leave with Braces on your teeth. Upon request, we reserve time in the schedule to start your treatment the same day as your complimentary consultation.