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Do you have questions about braces? If so, our orthodontists, Drs. Tyler Jolley and Zachary Pitcher encourage you to find the answers to your questions quickly. The sooner you find the answers, the sooner you can ensure braces are the right treatment for you and the sooner you can properly clean and care for your appliance during your orthodontic journey. To help you find the answers you’re looking for, they would like to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions about braces in Grand Junction, Colorado:

Question No. 1: What types of braces are available?

Answer: Thanks to many advances in orthodontics, there are many different types of braces available. The most commonly used braces are metal and ceramic braces. The metal braces have metal brackets and wires while ceramic braces have the same hardware but the brackets and wires are colored to the shade of your teeth to make them less noticeable.

Question No. 2: How do braces align my teeth?

Answer: Our orthodontist will require regular adjustment appointments. During these visits, he will tighten the braces wire, which will apply pressure to the brackets and teeth. This pressure will slowly shift the teeth into their perfect positions over time.

Question No. 3: Are there limitations when I have braces?

Answer: Because your braces can easily break, it’s important to follow strict food instructions. It’s best to avoid hard and sticky foods. It’s also very important to keep your appliance in tip-top shape by keeping up with oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for cleanings regularly.

Call Jolley Smiles Orthodontics today at 970-523-6333 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our orthodontic team will be happy to tell you all about braces, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!