Traditional metal braces are the most popular orthodontic treatment for a reason.
Over the years, advancements in technology have meant that metal braces have become more comfortable and less bulky, meaning that their proven technology can be harnessed in a faster more effective manner, with happier patients along the way.
Traditional braces work by applying constant pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position. This movement can be in several directions and can resolve crowding, ‘gappy’ teeth, malocclusion, crookedness, misaligned bites, misaligned jaws and several other dental and orthodontic issues.
Benefits of traditional braces
When considering straightening your teeth, there are many proven benefits of traditional braces:
Can correct a wide range of cases, including more complex developments
Can be used with extraction and non-extraction orthodontics
Can be combined with more advanced appliances for correction of bites
Compliance is not an issue as the patient cannot remove them or forget to wear them
Customisable band colours (including tooth coloured) allows unique treatment for teen patients (often helping with compliance and willingness to clean)
Taking care of your braces
It is important to pay extra attention to the care of your teeth, even more so than you would without braces. You should brush and floss at least twice a day and ensure you visit the dentist for regular check-ups. Eating sugary foods can lead to plaque build-up around your brackets, so it’s important to limit your intake or rid your diet of sugary foods altogether. Also, be sure to avoid hard foods which could potentially damage your braces.
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