Braces at Wildflower Orthodontics

Gone are the days of bulky, uncomfortable braces. Today, braces are not only thinner and lighter but also more comfortable and inconspicuous. At Wildflower Orthodontics, we're excited to introduce you to the latest advancements in orthodontic care. We believe that achieving a beautiful, confident smile is a journey worth taking with a team of experts you can trust.

How Can Braces Help You?

Braces are not just about aesthetics. They are a helpful appliance for improving the way your teeth are aligned, which can significantly impact their function and the appearance of your smile. Braces work wonders at helping improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak comfortably. The best part? Braces aren’t just for kids and teenagers. Whether you’re a child, a teen, or an adult, you can benefit from the transformative power of braces. Through time and constant adjustments, the brackets and wires move your teeth into their optimal places.

Your Smile, Your Choice

Our Comprehensive Brace Services

Every smile is unique, just like a fingerprint. Dr. Joseph Giasi of Wildflower Orthodontics believes that with a selection of treatments to choose from, you can get a comfortable and trustworthy experience. Braces come in all shapes and sizes for patients of all ages and cases of malocclusion. Below are the four types of braces available at Wildflower Orthodontics: 

Time-Tested and Reliable

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the tried-and-true solution for achieving a beautiful, straight smile. They consist of high-quality stainless steel brackets and wires, delivering consistent and effective results. Metal braces are suitable for patients of all ages, making them an excellent choice for children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Pros of Metal Braces

Cons of Metal Braces

Discreet Elegance

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces work similarly to metal braces but feature tooth-colored ceramic brackets and wires, offering a more discreet appearance. They are an excellent choice for those who desire a subtler orthodontic treatment option without compromising on effectiveness.

Pros of Ceramic Braces

Cons of Ceramic Braces

Self-Litigating Metal & Clear Braces

Self-ligating metal and clear braces use advanced technology to provide a more straightforward and efficient orthodontic experience. They feature smaller brackets and a ligature-free design. Self-ligating braces are suitable for patients seeking a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces.

Pros of Self-Litigating Braces

Cons of Self-Litigating Braces

Not Just for Kids and Teens

There’s a common misconception that braces are exclusively for children and teenagers, but the truth is that braces can benefit individuals of all ages. At Wildflower Orthodontics, we believe in the power of a beautiful and healthy smile, no matter your age.

Braces for Kids and Teens in Pflugerville & Round Rock

Many children and teenagers indeed undergo orthodontic treatment to address issues like crooked teeth, misaligned bites, and crowded smiles. The optimal age for braces in this group is typically between 9 and 14 years old. 

During this period, the jaws and facial bones are still developing, making it an ideal time for orthodontic intervention. Early treatment can help guide proper tooth and jaw alignment, potentially avoiding more complex issues in the future.

Braces for Adults

The benefits of braces are not limited to the younger population. A significant percentage of orthodontic patients in the United States are adults—around 20%. It's never too late to achieve the smile you've always wanted.

Adults may have different reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. Some adults missed out on braces during their youth, while others may have experienced changes in their smiles over time. No matter the reason, modern orthodontics offers a wide range of options for you. 

Here's why adults can benefit from braces:

- Improved Aesthetics: A beautiful smile boosts self-confidence at any age.

- Enhanced Oral Health: Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

- Functional Benefits: Orthodontic treatment can help alleviate issues with biting, chewing, and speaking.

- Preventing Future Problems: Addressing alignment issues now can prevent more extensive dental work in the future.

How Long Does Braces Treatment Take?

Braces Treatment
Duration and Expectations

The duration of your braces treatment can vary based on several factors:

Complexity of Your Case

Simple cases may take less time, while more complex cases may require longer treatment.


Younger patients typically experience quicker results due to their developing jaws and bones. Adults may need more time to achieve the desired outcome.


Adhering to Dr. Giasi's instructions, including wearing elastics, attending regular appointments, and maintaining good oral hygiene, can influence treatment duration.

On average, brace treatment takes about two years to complete. However, it’s essential to remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and Dr. Giasi will provide a personalized estimate based on your specific needs.

What to Expect During Treatment

Adjustment Appointments

You'll visit our office regularly (usually every 6-8 weeks) for adjustments. During these appointments, we will fine-tune your braces, ensuring that your teeth are moving in the right direction.


It's normal to experience some discomfort, especially after adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any soreness. Remember, this discomfort is temporary and a sign that your teeth are shifting.

Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene is crucial during your treatment. Regular brushing, flossing, and using any recommended orthodontic tools will help keep your teeth and braces clean.


You may need to adjust your diet to avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods that could damage your braces. Soft foods are often recommended during the initial stages.


After your braces are removed, you will likely need to wear retainers to maintain your newly aligned smile. Your orthodontist will guide retainer use. 

Begin Your Braces Adventure Today!

Get Your Braces Treatment at Wildflower Orthodontics

We are here to help you every step of the way, whether you are thinking about getting braces or have already started treatment with us. Our goal at Wildflower Orthodontics is to make sure that your time with us is pleasant, quick, and successful.