Conventional braces can help you achieve your ideal smile
An Ideal Treatment
There are so many orthodontic treatment options, but not many compare to the time-tested conventional metal braces. Not only are they generally more affordable than other alternatives, they are effective and can sometimes be quicker when fixing specific concerns, especially complex issues.
Metal braces use brackets bonded to each individual tooth to hold the archwires in place and elastic bands to help move teeth into the correct positions.
Many patients are concerned about the appearance of these braces; however, these braces are becoming increasingly discreet. With advancements in orthodontics, brackets are smaller than ever, archwires are thinner and clear elastic bands are available.
However, if you want to add a bit of customisation into your treatment, you can choose the colours of your brackets and rubber bands.
At Straight Orthodontics, we say you shouldn’t worry about the appearance, and instead think about the results you will achieve by having metal braces.
What are metal braces used for?
People use traditional braces to achieve their dream smile, by correcting their teeth!
Traditional braces are excellent at closing gaps between teeth and fixing complex issues regarding the teeth. Issues such as malocclusions, crossbites, openbites, overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, gaps and other tooth and jaw issues.
Braces work to treat these dental issues, by applying continuous pressure to slowly move the teeth in specific directions over the period of the treatment. As your teeth move, your bone will also change shape. The brackets which are bonded to each individual tooth are used to hold the archwires in place. The archwires are the guide for moving teeth and elastic bands are attached to apply pressure to bring the upper and lower teeth together, to achieve an improved fit and better bite.
At Straight Orthodontics, we tailor metal braces to you. We know that every patient’s mouth is different, and everyone has different goals too. This is why we work to fit the treatment to you. Our team will examine your mouth and find the appropriate approach and treatment to help you achieve the smile you want.
Treat both your smile and oral health
Straight teeth are easier to clean, meaning you can easily achieve great dental hygiene.
Braces help to align the jaw and correct bite issues. Helping these two areas, relieves pressure from both your teeth and jawbone, improving mobility. This improvement can be noticed through eating and speaking.
Your life with braces treatment will still be the same, you will still be able to complete all your daily activities, including playing sport, swimming, eating and drinking. But of course, there are foods will tell you to avoid and you will have to spend more time cleaning your mouth. But don’t worry about this, because your smile will benefit!
If you want to find out more information, or to book in a consultation with our friendly team, please contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are traditional braces used for?
If you’re looking for a dependable solution to achieve a straighter, more confident smile, traditional braces may be just what you need. By utilising a system of brackets and wires, they gradually shift teeth into the desired position, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. Traditional braces have been tried and tested to correct issues such as overbites, underbites, crowding, and gaps, and they can provide a lasting, gorgeous smile.
Are traditional braces better than Invisalign?
Traditional braces, while less discreet, can be the better option for more severe or complex orthodontic issues. They can also be more effective in certain cases because they provide greater control over tooth movement.
Ultimately, the decision between traditional braces and Invisalign should be made in consultation with an experienced orthodontist who can evaluate your specific needs and recommend the best course of treatment. Whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign, the end result will be a healthier, more beautiful smile.
How long do traditional braces last?
The duration of fixed braces treatment usually lasts between 18 and 24 months, but more complex cases or older patients may require up to three years of treatment. In contrast, individuals with milder issues or who are suitable candidates for clear aligners, such as Invisalign, may only require 6 to 12 months of treatment. In any case, the end result of the treatment will be a healthier and more radiant smile.