Transform Your Smile With Braces

Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances.

They involve a system of brackets and wires that slowly and gently move the teeth into their correct positions to align the bite and create a fantastic-looking smile.

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces at Sturgill Orthodontics because they work really well and they can fix a wide array of orthodontic issues.

They’re built from high-grade stainless steel and they utilize brackets and wires to straighten teeth. You’ll be happy to know that metal braces have evolved so that they’re smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

How Do Braces Work?

Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances. They involve a system of brackets and wires that Dr. Sturgill and Dr. Williams use to slowly and gently move your teeth into their correct positions, aligning your bite and creating a fantastic-looking smile.

Step 1: Your Free Consultation

You’ll stop by the office and sit down for some one-on-one attention from Dr. Sturgill. We’ll examine your teeth, jaws and mouth, take a few X-rays, pictures and impressions and present you with a diagnosis.

We’ll discuss your goals, the best treatment options for your needs, the cost and what to expect. We’ll also answer questions from you or your family. When you walk out, you’ll feel informed and educated.

Step 2: Put Your Braces On

This is where your smile journey starts. Orthodontists Dr. Sturgill or Dr. Williams will place your brackets, archwires and elastics.

The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour and it doesn’t hurt a bit. You’ll learn the ins and outs of caring for your new braces including how to brush and floss and which foods to avoid.

We’ll even give you a free t-shirt and an electric toothbrush kit that includes all of the products you’ll need.

Step 3: Adjustment Appointments

Every so often, you’ll pop into Sturgill Orthodontics for a quick appointment to have your braces adjusted so that your teeth move closer to their final positions.

We’ll ensure your treatment is progressing as it should and go over your questions and concerns.

That free t-shirt we mentioned? When you wear it to your appointments, you’ll be entered into drawings for great prizes like iPads, laptops, gift cards and more!

Step 4: Get Your Braces Off!

Well, you made it and now you have a fresh, new smile to show for your efforts. We’ll remove your braces, (pain-free), and you can admire your perfectly straight teeth!,/

Step 5: After-Care

Once your braces are a thing of the past, you’ll want to keep your smile looking amazing. To do that, you’ll wear a retainer, which Sturgill Orthodontics will custom fit to your mouth and adjust if you need it.

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