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Traditional Braces – West Seneca, NY

We Make Straight Smiles Possible


When you think of orthodontics, you probably envision a child wearing a mouthful of old-school metal hardware. But did you know that anyone can benefit from modern braces? Here at Applegate Dental, we treat children, teens, and adults and help them love their smile by making their teeth perfectly straight through reliable, streamlined brackets and wires. Could braces be the right solution for you or your child? Contact us to schedule a consultation and keep reading to learn more!

Why Choose Applegate Dental for Traditional Braces?

  • Customized Treatment Plan for Each Patient
  • Patients of All Ages Welcome
  • Caring, Highly Trained Team

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

woman smiling with traditional braces in West Seneca

In any orthodontic treatment, pressure is exerted on the teeth to shift into the desired alignment. Traditional braces use metal brackets connected by wires to manipulate your teeth gradually. Through frequent adjustments of the wire tension, we can give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted. This system has been utilized by dentists and orthodontists all over the world for decades now, and there’s a reason why it is still one of the most popular treatments—braces get results!

What Smile Problems Can Be Treated With Traditional Braces?

kid smiling with braces in West Seneca

One of the amazing things about braces is that they can be used in basically any misalignment scenario, including the following:

Crowded Teeth

In some smiles, there doesn’t seem to be enough room in the arch for all the teeth, creating overlap. When this happens, little nooks can hide plaque and bacteria, causing discoloration, decay, and infection.

Spaces Between Teeth 

While you don’t want your teeth too tightly packed in your mouth, gaps between your teeth can come with their own problems. Bits of food and plaque can accumulate in these spaces, increasing your chances of cavities or gum disease.

Incorrect Bite Alignment

In order to chew food efficiently, your upper and lower teeth need to line up a certain way. Otherwise, the enamel can wear down prematurely, leading to cracks or even tooth loss. Traditional braces can make sure your bite functions the way it should, helping your teeth last as long as possible.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

man smiling wearing braces in West Seneca

Although bracket and wire braces may not be as trendy as Invisalign or other more recent treatments, they continue to be one of the most commonly used options for orthodontic treatment for several reasons. First, even patients with the most severely misaligned teeth can be helped with braces. In addition, traditional braces are typically best for children, teens, and adults who may find complying to instructions for Invisalign difficult or who may misplace aligners. Although they can take longer than other treatments, braces also often prove to be the most affordable option available.

Keep in mind that, although the technique is technically the same as it was decades ago, “traditional” braces have changed over the years. Now, the brackets and wires are smaller than ever but still just as strong and effective. As a result, you can worry less about your appearance and focus more on the beautiful, healthy results you’ll enjoy.

Understanding the Cost of Traditional Braces

professional woman smiling with braces in West Seneca

At Applegate Dental, we personalize treatment for each patient because no two cases are exactly the same. While this approach helps us meet the unique needs of our patients, it makes providing a general quote for treatment practically impossible. We first need to evaluate your smile in person to create a custom treatment plan. At that point, we can estimate the timeline and the cost of your treatment. That’s why it’s so important to schedule a consultation! Reach out to us today to get started on your rewarding journey.