Traditional braces are still the most common, and effective orthodontic method to properly align teeth.
Traditional metal braces help to establish a functional bite and create a beautifully straight smile. Over the years, advances in orthodontic technology has seen metal braces go from large bulky pieces of metal to much smaller, more comfortable appliances.
When compared to other systems, traditional metal braces can fix mild to severe orthodontic problems like a misaligned jaw, severely crooked teeth or an overbite or underbite.
This is why traditional metal braces are the most popular teeth straighten method throughout Australia.
How do traditional metal braces work?
Traditional braces work by applying constant and gradual pressure to the teeth to move them into the required position. Tooth movement can be in a number of directions and can resolve crowding, ‘gappy’ teeth, malocclusion, crookedness, misaligned bites, misaligned jaws and a number of other dental and orthodontic issues.
Attachments, called brackets are securely glued to the front of your teeth; and strong dental wire known as an archwire is placed over the top of these brackets into a small groove in the bracket and held in place by small elastic bands called o-rings.
Your braces will be at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment.
What is the treatment process?
Undergoing braces treatment will occur over a number of stages which includes:
- Initial alignment of the teeth
- Closure of any gaps between the teeth
- Alignment of the jaws
- Final detailing
You will notice over time that your teeth are gently guided into the desired position with the use of metal brackets and wiring. Your Somerset Dental dentist will discuss every step of the treatment process with you before we begin treatment to ensure you remain informed.
What are the benefits of metal braces?
There are numerous advantages that metal braces have over other orthodontic options including:
- Their strength – metal is very strong and is less prone to chipping or breaking.
- They are more affordable – traditional metal braces still remain one of the most affordable treatment options when you or your child need their teeth straightened.
- Their versatility – metal braces can fix mild to severe cases of misaligned, crooked, spaced out and crowded teeth.
- They are fast – straightening your teeth with metal braces is typically faster than other, newer orthodontic options.
Choosing traditional braces can be highly beneficial for families with younger members who have orthodontic concerns that need to be corrected. They are also great for anyone who is looking for the most cost-effective option to address significant orthodontic concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Traditional braces are a highly effective solution for achieving a straighter, more confident smile. They use a system of brackets and wires to gently realign teeth into the desired position, creating a beautiful and healthy smile. Whether it's correcting overbites, underbites, crowding, or gaps between teeth, traditional braces offer a tried and true method for achieving a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.
Both traditional braces and Invisalign have their unique benefits and can be effective in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile.
Traditional braces provide a strong force to move teeth into proper alignment and are highly effective for complex orthodontic issues. They are also very durable and can withstand the pressure of correcting even the toughest cases.
Invisalign, on the other hand, uses clear, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic aligners. This makes them an attractive option for people who are self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces. Additionally, they are easy to clean and maintain, making them a convenient option for busy people.
Ultimately, the choice between traditional braces and Invisalign will depend on your specific orthodontic needs and personal preferences. An orthodontist can help determine the best option for you and your smile goals.
Patients typically wear fixed braces for a period of 18 to 24 months. However, for complicated cases or older patients, the treatment may extend up to three years. On the other hand, those with milder problems or who are eligible for clear aligners like Invisalign may only need 6 to 12 months of treatment. Regardless of the treatment, you can look forward to a brighter and healthier smile.
Traditional Metal Braces Sydney
During your initial comprehensive consultation, our team will provide a thorough assessment of your jaw’s alignment and the placement of your teeth. After this, we will create a tailor-made treatment plan to give you a rough estimate of how long your treatment time will take and the costs involved.
Traditional metal braces are the most well-known orthodontic treatment for a reason, they work. If you want to find out more about our traditional metal braces and other orthodontic treatments, contact our friendly team today.