Braces treatment

Braces treatment in Knoxville, TN

During your free consultation, our team will collect digital X-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before putting your braces on. One of our orthodontists, will then use this data to create a customized treatment plan that will determine how he places your brackets based on your particular orthodontic needs. This plan will include information about the movements each tooth needs to make to achieve optimal positioning.

We will insert a wire through the brackets once we’ve attached them to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Through remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise movements of the teeth. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts, and osteoclasts form around the root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth and removes the bone parts. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly move teeth into the correct position.

Remodeling can only occur if your braces put constant pressure on your tooth. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back toward their old positions over time once we remove your braces. Fortunately, wearing a retainer regularly can prevent your teeth from drifting. This will keep your teeth in their new and improved positions!

Your trusted expert for braces in Knoxville, TN

We believe at Langford Orthodontics that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Langford, Dr. Ringer and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, Dr. Langford or Dr. Ringer will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and your life!

To get started, schedule a free consultation with us today!