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Dear Patients,

COVID-19 is in the news everywhere, and we are closely monitoring the situation. We're reaching out to assure you that you are safe at Classic Smiles.

We already, as a daily practice, assure universal precautions as outlined by CDC and OSHA standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised.

We will be available to see urgent care and emergency patients Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30pm during this Covid #19 Crisis. We will be available to see urgent care and emergency patients Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30pm during this Covid #19 Crisis. You should call us to make an appointment and also when you arrive at 407-293-3002. We will let you know when to come in. We will take your temperature upon arrival. If you have abnormal temperature you will not be seen.

If you or someone with you has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or has traveled internationally in the last 15 days, or know you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please return to your car and call us at 407-293-3002. DO NOT ENTER.

We are taking extended measures to further protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:
•  In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will not be allowed in the building and should stay home. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Team members temperatures are checked daily.
•  Before your appointment, you have the option to stay in your car instead of the waiting room until we're ready to seat you in your personal operatory. Simply call us when you arrive, and we will let you know when we're ready for you.
•  Upon entering Classic Smiles, we will take your temperature. Temperatures above normal will not be allowed in.
•  Additionally, we are requesting you sanitize your hands before entering the business area.

You can be assured safety measures at Classic Smiles will continue to evolve as more information develops.

Stay well, hydrate, eat nutritiously, and get plenty of sleep.

We look forward to serving you,

The team at Classic Smiles

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Traditional Braces

Close up of smiling woman with metal bracesTraditional braces are perhaps the most common type of orthodontic treatment. At Classic Smiles, we specialize in traditional braces, as well as some other straightening appliances. If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, we can help you determine which orthodontic appliance is most appropriate.

Who Needs Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces consist of metal brackets, which are attached to a thin wire using a series of elastic bands. During treatment, we tighten the wire to put pressure on the teeth, causing them to slowly move to a more proper position. This system can be used to correct crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or a malocclusion (misaligned bite).

Many of these issues can worsen over time, resulting in severe complications for your oral health. Some of these complications include:
•  Dental caries (tooth decay)
•  Gum disease
•  Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD)
•  Tooth loss
•  Problems chewing or speaking
•  Severely worn down teeth

Straightening your teeth can give you a more beautiful smile and prevent many of these complications. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Susanne or Dr. Mikal will perform a diagnostic exam to determine if you or your child need orthodontic treatment.

Caring for Your Traditional Braces

It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. The brackets of traditional braces are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, making it a bit of challenge to properly clean these areas. The wire that connects the brackets can also make it more difficult to floss.

To prevent plaque and tartar from collecting around the brackets, pay special attention to these areas while brushing. Be sure to use an ADA-approved toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. We may also provide you with a special type of floss that is easier to thread between your teeth and the wire. For added protection, you may want to consider an anti-bacterial mouth rinse.

Advantages of Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are still used in modern orthodontics because they are often the most effective way to treat extreme overcrowding and malocclusions. When compared to other appliances, they give us greater control over the incremental movement of certain teeth. Traditional braces are also one of the most cost-effective treatments available today.

Some patients are concerned with the aesthetics of their appliance. While clear aligner trays and lingual braces are more aesthetically pleasing, they are usually less effective options for complicated problems. Modern braces are also more visually appealing than ever before due to smaller brackets and thinner wires.

Life After Traditional Braces

Once your teeth are in the proper position, it is important to protect your investment. Unfortunately, your teeth can shift back out of alignment over time. Wearing a retainer following your treatment can prevent this problem from occurring.

We offer a few different retainers depending on your preferences. Many patients choose a clear plastic retainer similar to aligner trays. Others use a more traditional appliance made from acrylic and a thin metal wire.

Schedule Your Consultation Now!

See if traditional braces or other orthodontic treatment is right for you. Call (407) 378-0139 to schedule your consultation now!
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