With modern technology and countless orthodontic advances, traditional metal braces are more comfortable and affordable than ever before. As a leading orthodontic practice, we offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to cater the vast needs and desires of our many patients. Conventional braces offer unique customizations that aren't possible with clear aligners like Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Many of our patients prefer metal braces because it allows them to show off their personality by choosing different colored elastic bands. This is especially a fun feature for young adults and teens who are attending their favorite sports games because they can express their team spirit. Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign boasts over half a dozen locations throughout Northeast Kentucky and we invite you to call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Traditional Metal Braces Reviews
"I did Invisalign with Dr. Durbin and the whole experience was wonderful! I had braces as a kid and my teeth and bite had shifted in adulthood so Invisalign was a good match for me. It’s a good product but I think the experience could be tainted through a bad office. Dr. Durbin is knowledgeable and very kind, he listened well to all my concerns and I really trusted his input. I also LOVE LOVE the ladies in his office. Also, practically no wait times and quick appointments. Would recommend him again and again."- K.L. / Google / Jan 09, 2022
"Gosh, I wish I knew where to start. When I met Dr.Durbin, I felt really timid and ashamed of my smile because I had always been told things like, “ you would be so pretty if you would fix your teeth”…makes a person afraid to make eye contact and smile at the world. I also felt hopeless because other orthodontists had told me that Invisalign wasn’t an option for my complex crowding issue…I was 34 years old and not interested in traditional braces. To say he pulled off a miracle would really be selling him short. Most days, I recheck the mirror over and over because I can’t believe this smile is on my face. He is both warm and technically skilled, and for my whole life, I will recommend him to anyone who will listen."- J.W. / Google / Feb 15, 2022
"I was patient of Dr Durbin 22 years ago ( I was in 8th grade). I got my braces off in 2000! I not only get compliments on my smile nearly every where I go, I also have had zero shifting. He placed a permanent retainer on and 22 years later it’s perfectly intact. I have never had to have any work on my retainer! My dentist compliment what a great job was done on my retainer and how well cleaned it is. If you are looking for a excellent orthodontist look no further. I rarely write reviews but I can’t say enough good things about Dr Durbin & his team."- A.I. / Google / Feb 13, 2022
"Awesome experience! When my daughter started with Dr. Durbin she was 11, now she’s 14 and just got her braces off! Her teeth look absolutely gorgeous! We couldn’t of asked for a more down to earth, friendly atmosphere! They are all so welcoming and caring! A great group of professionals!"- L.C. / Google / Mar 11, 2022
"I was patient of Dr Durbin 22 years ago ( I was in 8th grade). I got my braces off in 2000! I not only get compliments on my smile nearly every where I go, I also have had zero shifting. He placed a permanent retainer on and 22 years later it’s perfectly intact. I have never had to have any work on my retainer! My dentist compliment what a great job was done on my retainer and how well cleaned it is. If you are looking for a excellent orthodontist look no further. I rarely write reviews but I can’t say enough good things about Dr Durbin & his team."- A.I. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
About Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are a great choice for both adults and children of all ages. Our conventional braces are made of high-grade stainless steel archwires and brackets that are strategically placed to create that stunning smile you desire. They are an ideal choice for patients with jaw alignment issues, crowded or gapped teeth, under- or over-bites, and protruding smiles. We also use top-quality elastics that don't easily break and are simple to apply.
What to Expect
After your initial exam, a personalized treatment plan will be developed for your specific case. On the day of your appointment, your teeth will be properly prepped and cleaned prior to placing your metal braces. Once we have applied the bonding agent to your teeth, your metal brackets will be placed followed by your archwires. You will then be able to choose your desired elastic band color(s). The tiny bands ensure the security of the archwires to the metal brackets. Typically, the application process moves fairly quickly and patients often experience no pain. However, you can also expect to return to our office once a month for adjustments and progress exams.
Metal braces can make cleaning and flossing your teeth more challenging. However, proper oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic treatment. Before you leave our office after your braces are placed, Dr. Durbin will educate you on how to best clean your teeth and provide you with helpful tips. As a general rule, we recommend that you brush and floss your teeth after every meal. Keeping all your orthodontic appointments and regular dental cleanings will also help to ensure optimal results. Typically, most patients wear braces for 1 – 2 years, but your treatment time will ultimately depend on the severity of your case.
After your treatment is over, we will remove the braces from your teeth and fit you for a retainer. A retainer will help keep your teeth in their new position, and our orthodontists will help you select the right retainer for your new smile.
Plan Your Procedure
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Customize Your Smile
In recent years, there have been many advances in dental and orthodontic care for patients of all ages. However, traditional metal braces still remain one of our most popular treatments. Call for a free consultation today and we can schedule you an appointment at any of the following locations: Georgetown, Winchester, Owingsville, Nicholasville, Richmond, Mount Sterling, or Lexington. Dr. Durbin can also tell you about our accelerating orthodontic treatments: AcceleDent Aura and VPro5.
If You Have A Problem, Don't Panic
You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office. These problems need not cause delay in your treatment. Any time that you feel that you are unable to handle any orthodontic problem comfortably, please call us—we are at your service.
Loose Band or Bracket
If the band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If it's uncomfortable, place orthodontic wax or sugarless gum on it. Sometimes you can remove the rubber tie with tweezers, allowing you to detach the bracket from the wire.
Try to push the wire back into place using tweezers. If that is not possible, clip the wire with fingernail clippers or small wire cutters behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If it's causing discomfort, place orthodontic wax or sugarless gum on it.
Place orthodontic wax or sugarless gum on the wire.
There may be soreness for several days after each office visit. Carefully chew on sugarless gum after adjustments to minimize soreness. Use warm salt water rinses and/or Tylenol, or ibuprofen as needed.
If the appliance is sticking or poking you, place orthodontic wax or sugarless gum on it to stabilize it.
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