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Thornton Braces Treatment for Kids, Teens and Adults

Our orthodontist, Dr. Brandon Scheer, and the team at Shine Orthodontics offer traditional braces in Thornton, Colorado to straighten your teeth and give you a smile you love! Traditional metal braces have been around for a long time and are still the most commonly used orthodontic treatment option to align teeth and correct bites. To learn more about braces, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Brandon Scheer today by calling us at 303-452-7777.

What are Braces?

Braces use brackets and wires to straighten teeth gradually. The brackets are attached to the front of the teeth (or the back, in the case of lingual braces) and your orthodontist runs an arch wire through the brackets. We use memory wires that are bent according to Dr. Scheer’s treatment plan and then naturally begin to straighten, moving the teeth into proper alignment along with them. Our Thornton braces patients can choose metal braces or, for patients who wish for something more discreet, we also offer clear braces and lingual braces.

Common Braces Cases

Braces are an excellent way to treat almost every orthodontic issue, even very complex ones. Braces can be used to correct:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Protruded teeth
  • Retruded teeth
  • Problems with the bite, including crossbite, open bite, underbite and overbite

How Long Do Braces Take to Work?

Treatment time will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of orthodontic treatment needed. This ranges anywhere from a few months to a few years; we can give you an estimate during your consultation.

During your treatment, you’ll come in for visits about once every six weeks to eight weeks. This will allow Dr. Scheer to check on your progress and make adjustments. Keeping up with regular visits during your Thornton, CO braces treatment will keep your treatment time as short as possible.