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Braces

Affordable Traditional Braces in Madison, WI

Dental Health Associates of Madison offers braces treatment for patients of all ages.

Braces consist of small metal or clear ceramic brackets that are cemented to each tooth and are connected to one another with a thin metal wire. This wire is designed to put pressure on all of the brackets, moving your teeth into alignment. The use of other appliances, such as rubber bands or springs may also be required.

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Types of Brackets

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METAL BRACKETS

Metal brackets are what people typically think of when they hear the word “braces.” They are less expensive than ceramic brackets and offer the option to choose band colors.

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CERAMIC BRACKETS

Ceramic brackets are the same size as metal brackets, but use tooth-colored or clear brackets that are less noticeable.

DHA Orthodontists

Braces at Dental Health Orthodontics

Braces are an affordable and effective solution for achieving straight teeth and a better bite in the least amount of time possible. We offer traditional metal braces as well as clear ceramic braces, which are less noticeable and blend with the shade of your teeth. As an alternative to braces, we also offer treatment with clear aligners, including Invisalign®. Your DHA orthodontist will be happy to discuss which options are most suitable for your case.

Paying for Orthodontic Care

At DHA, we firmly believe that the cost should not be an obstacle to obtaining orthodontic care. We offer flexible payment plans to meet your individual needs. If you have questions about the cost of orthodontic treatment at our offices, our financial coordinators are available to assist you.

Braces FAQs

To avoid breakage, please refrain from eating any very hard or sticky foods. Patients with braces should never chew ice or other non-food items such as pen or pencils. Sticky foods including caramel, Starburst, taffy, etc. can not only be difficult to clean out of your braces but they can also cause braces to come off or wires to shift and poke. This is also true for very hard or chewy foods such as crusty pizza or bread, corn chips, pretzels, or hard candies. Excessive breakage can prolong treatment times so please use caution and avoid these types of foods while you are wearing braces.

Oral hygiene is extremely important during orthodontic treatment. Brushing after every meal and flossing at least once a day are essential to achieving a beautiful smile.

Yes! We recommend a mouth guard for most sports.

Yes! Regular checkups with your family dentist are important while in braces. Your family dentist will determine the intervals between cleaning appointments.

Dental Health Associates Orthodontics Clinics

5002 AmCenter Dr. | Madison, WI 53718
Phone: 608-467-3050
Tue-Thu: 7:45am – 4:15pm

49 N. Walbridge Ave. | Madison, WI 53714
Phone: 608-246-3691
Mon-Thu: 7:45am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:45am – 12:00pm

7001 Old Sauk Rd. | Madison, WI 53717
Phone: 608-833-6112
Mon-Thu: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 3:30pm

2971 Chapel Valley Rd. | Fitchburg, WI 53711
Phone: 608-661-6420
Mon-Thu: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Patient Information

We encourage new patients to fill out a new patient form online prior to your first appointment. Be sure to select the appropriate location for your new patient forms, as once you complete them, they are sent electronically to the office you’ve chosen. 

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