Time-tested metal braces

Traditional Metal Braces Melbourne

Have you always wanted a straight smile? Cost Effective metal braces might be the answer you have been looking for.

What are traditional metal braces?

Time-tested metal braces have been around for more than a century. They are the most common and affordable type of fixed orthodontic appliances. These braces are made of high-quality stainless steel. They consist of small metal brackets that are cemented to the cheek and lip surfaces of the teeth, interconnected to each other by a metal archwire. Occasionally metal bands can be used to wrap around the back molars for added function and durability.

How does it work?

Time-tested metal braces are used to correct patients who have an underbite, crossbite, malocclusions or crooked teeth. During your treatment, a mixture of brackets and wires will be fixed to your teeth. The thin, metal wire that goes through the brackets gently guides the teeth into their proper position. This wire is attached to the metal brackets by colourful elastic ties for the adventurous, or subtle elastics or metal ties for the more conservative individual.

Metal braces are the most popular option because they are extremely effective, as well as cost-effective in comparison to ceramic braces or Invisalign clear sequential aligners. They are comfortable to wear and you can modify the look each visit by choosing different coloured elastic ties.

Taking care of your oral health with metal braces

Having a mouth full of metal can make it a little hard to maintain good oral health. It is important to make sure you are brushing and flossing regularly with the correct technique we will show you. We recommend to limited your intake of sugary foods and drinks as they can get caught in the brackets and wires creating problems with your teeth.

If your oral health isn’t taken care of correctly throughout your time with metal braces you may find discolouration and patchy results once your metal brackets are removed.

Traditional Metal Braces in Mentone

Have you been thinking about metal braces? Talk more with our team today! Learn more about traditional metal braces or book your consultation by giving us a call on (03) 9585 8000.

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