Braces remain one of the most reliable and cost-effective ways to improve the alignment of your teeth. At Koga Orthodontics, we provide high-quality results with braces and treatment plans customized to your needs in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Brace yourself for an incredible smile!
The Benefits of Traditional Braces
Traditional braces have been used for decades to correct a wide variety of teeth and jaw alignment issues. Compared with other orthodontic devices, traditional braces are:
- Affordable: traditional braces cost less than clear aligners
- Durable: traditional braces are harder to damage and easier to repair
- Efficient: traditional braces often get results in 1-3 years
- Versatile: traditional braces are often more useful for solving complex alignment problems
Traditional braces also stay in the mouth until your teeth have been successfully realigned. While removable devices can fail to successfully realign teeth if they are not worn as directed, our traditional braces never stop working for you.
Why Choose Us
Expert Skills & Knowledge
With more than a decade of experience providing high-quality treatments and delivering beautiful smiles. You can always trust Koga Orthodontics for treatment that works.
Getting traditional braces from us is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your smile and oral hygiene. Our modern equipment and efficient methods reduce unnecessary expenses.
Personalized for Your Needs
No two sets of braces treatments are exactly alike. We understand that every patient has unique needs, and take the time to make sure you’re always getting the service you deserve.
Brace Yourself For Your Best Smile Ever
I want to thank Dr. Hummelfor bringing Dr. Koga to the Monroe area. I am very pleased she joined his practice. Dr. Hummel turned my orthodontic care over to Dr. Koga.
When introduced, I immediately felt her warmth and friendly personality. We spoke for a few minutes and she expressed her excitement about living in Monroe and growing her Orthodontic practice. During my care, Dr. Koga and staff were professional, compassionate and gentle. It was a wonderful experience. Dr. Koga gave me the "Hollywood Smile". I am so pleased and have recieved many compliements from family and friends. Thank you Dr. Koga!
Dr. Koga and the staff are amazing! They kept me on schedule and I got my braces of in exactly two years. They went above and beyond to resolve any issues such as a broken bracket or poking wire. Would highly recommend seeing them for your orthodontic needs!
Always a pleasant experience!!
Super friendly staff!
Frequently Asked Questions about Traditional Braces
How Much Do Traditional Braces Cost?
Every patient faces different costs for braces depending on their needs. Braces for severely misaligned teeth will be more expensive than braces for correcting smaller issues. Insurance coverage also affects how much you’ll pay out-of-pocket.
At Koga Orthodontics, we bill to a broad network of insurance providers, making it easier for you to get high-quality treatment without driving up costs. For a more accurate idea of how much you can expect to pay for braces, contact us and book an appointment.
How Long Do Traditional Braces Take?
Braces generally take anywhere from 1-3 years, and 2 years is common for younger patients. If your alignment issues are less severe and you follow our instructions for maintaining your braces carefully, it may be possible to get them off sooner. When you visit Koga Orthodontics for braces, we’ll present you with a custom plan that includes a timeline for when they will likely come off.
Does Getting Traditional Braces Hurt?
When you get traditional braces, they will be bonded to the teeth and rubber bands will be used to hold the wire inside the brackets, which can be tightened at specific points to slowly change the alignment of your teeth. Braces are available for people of all ages.
Next, we’ll change these wires strategically, guiding your teeth to change positions over time. This process can occasionally feel uncomfortable, especially just after your braces have been adjusted.
You may experience soreness for several days after getting braces or having them adjusted, especially when chewing food. However, this feeling normally goes away afterward.
What Is the Process for Getting Traditional Braces?
The first step towards getting braces is to visit us for an appointment. During this process, we’ll examine your teeth and mouth, collecting data we can use to make braces that fit you properly.
When you visit us to have your braces put on, we’ll place small rubber bands around your brackets, connecting the wires to your teeth. Adjusting the tension of these wires over time helps your teeth move into the proper alignment.
After your braces are removed, we’ll provide you with a retainer. This device prevents your teeth from shifting back to their old positions over time. You’ll also need to make regular appointments with us to ensure your teeth remain aligned in the future.
Who Can Get Traditional Braces?
Nearly everyone is a candidate for traditional braces, as long as their teeth and gums are healthy enough. When you come in for an appointment, we’ll check the condition of your teeth and your medical history to ensure we can fit you for a set of effective braces.
Should I Get Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces are one of the most affordable ways to improve the way your teeth look and make it easier to care for them. If your teeth are misaligned to the point where they cause discomfort during regular activities or affect your confidence when smiling, contact Koga Orthodontics and find out how we can help.