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Braces, Aligners and Orthodontics

Traditional Metal BracesStraighten your teeth in style adding some colorful bands!

Braces are not just for kids, so if you aspire for well-aligned teeth and a perfectly beautiful and healthy smile, you can achieve that desired smile and straight teeth, no matter what your age is.

Arming yourself with the right information about orthodontic options available for getting the teeth braces and the correct treatment path to choose by educating yourself on the latest trends on dental braces treatment before you start prepping for the process can be beneficial in finding a treatment plan that fits your oral care needs, dental health, preferences, and your lifestyle.

Envisioning and expecting what you can achieve at each stage of your dental journey and teeth braces treatments will empower you in making an informed decision, right from the start.

Traditional Metal Braces:

What are Traditional metal braces / conventional braces?

Traditional metal braces are the sleeker, effective, comfortable, and most noticeable type of braces for straightening teeth. They are used to straighten crooked teeth or severely misaligned teeth.

What are traditional metal braces made of?

They are made from superior quality stainless steel which consists of small metal brackets that are bonded directly to an individual’s tooth’s surface with an adhesive, connected by super-thin archwires. The wires and brackets are connected by soft rubber bands called ligatures.

What are the advantages of traditional metal braces?

This design gently puts pressure on each individual tooth, gradually coaxing your teeth to move them to desired positions in very little time.

They are prescribed to align the extremely crowded tooth, jaw problems, and correct serious bite problems.

Conventional braces are the most economic orthodontic option and it’s least expensive compared to other types of braces for teeth.

If you wish for a personalized touch, a wide range of colorful options for brackets and elastics are available in this type of conventional braces for an aesthetic and more visually appealing experience.

 What are the disadvantages of traditional metal braces?

The main disadvantage of traditional braces is that it has quite a lot of metal appearance in the mouth so if you are conscious about your smile and appearance, less noticeable orthodontics like clear aligners or invisible braces may be a better choice for you to consider.

Metal braces and wires can break and poke gums and cheek.

Proper oral care and dental hygiene are necessary as the food and drinks can get stuck in-between the metal brackets, wires, and elastics which may result in tooth decay/cavities and other dental issues.

They require frequent dental visits (compared to invisible braces) for periodic tightening by the orthodontists so that the steady pressure can gradually align your teeth and your jaws as well.

Who are conventional metal braces for?

Even though we have other orthodontic treatments available, conventional metal braces are still the most common and effective form of teeth straightening modality for all sorts of orthodontic problems.

How do they work?

Bonded or attached to each tooth and are connected by means of an archwire, to permit desired tooth movement and their positioning can be altered as needed.

How long do traditional metal braces take?

Typically, it takes about 12 to 24 months but as every case is different, it depends on a patient’s orthodontic requirements and their oral health conditions.

What is the alternative to conventional metal braces?

Self-ligating braces, Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces, and invisible braces

 Visit our expert orthodontists Credence Dental for an initial dental consultation or a quick dental checkup to discuss the most appropriate orthodontic treatment plan and options that suit you the best.