Having a healthy, happy smile is important. You want to make sure that your teeth are straight and properly aligned in order to feel confident when smiling. That’s how traditional braces transform your smile.
Smilebliss is an orthodontic practice dedicated to providing high-quality braces for all ages. We’ve been helping people get the perfect smile and the best dental health care for over 15 years.
Traditional braces work by applying pressure to the teeth and gradually moving them into the desired position. The orthodontist attaches metal brackets to the front of each tooth and then connects these brackets with a metal archwire.
Each time a patient visits the orthodontist, new archwires are inserted, and the brackets are moved closer together. The pressure from this movement allows for the patient’s teeth to slowly move over time into their desired position.
Traditional braces can provide results anywhere from 18 months to two years, depending on how much movement is needed for correction.
There are several types of traditional braces available for children and teens:
These are the most common type of traditional braces since they offer excellent results at an affordable price point compared to other treatments. The brackets on this type of brace are made from stainless steel which allows for smaller brackets that can move teeth more quickly than plastic options. These require fewer adjustments than other types so appointments tend to be shorter too!
Ceramic and plastic brackets still use metal archwires but the brackets themselves come in clear/transparent colors so they blend into your child’s smile better than metal options would.
While these look great when wearing them, ceramic/plastic brackets may break easily so it’s important that your child follows instructions carefully when brushing/flossing around them!
These innovative braces actually attach directly behind each tooth so they cannot be seen while smiling or speaking! The force created by these braces helps move teeth into proper positions faster than some other methods like Invisalign which only uses clear removable trays instead of continuous wires and tension like lingual ones do!
Traditional braces may be your best orthodontic option for adults since they provide more direct control of the movement of teeth.
Depending on individual cases, they can be customized for different types of bites and pressures.
The most common type of traditional braces is metal brackets attached to the surface of the teeth with a thin archwire that fits inside them.
Metal braces are highly effective at correcting complex alignment problems, but their larger size can often cause irritation and soreness for some.
Ceramic braces are made from a clear composite material which helps them blend in with the natural color of your teeth, making them less noticeable than metal ones.
These braces still need to be adjusted periodically if they become misaligned as they can’t handle as much tension as metal ones do.
Unlike other traditional brace systems, lingual braces are attached behind the teeth rather than in front. Because they are out of sight, they don’t interfere with eating or speaking as other types may do. However, these types of braces tend to take longer to adjust and may require specialized tools that your orthodontist will need to use during adjustments.
The Damon system uses self-ligating brackets which helps reduce friction between the archwire and bracket during treatment. This allows for more gentle force application which lessens discomfort associated with conventional window-tying systems and reduces overall treatment time too.
As these brackets don’t need elastic ties or bonding adhesives for stabilization, patient hygiene is easier too.
Invisalign clear aligners work using a series of removable plastic trays that fit over the teeth and gradually move them into proper alignment without any wires or brackets being used at all.
While Invisalign can help correct mild misalignment issues in adults, it is not suitable in all cases due to its limited range of movement potential when compared to traditional options like metal or ceramic braces.
Traditional metal braces are the most popular orthodontic treatment method and remain a preferred choice for correcting crooked teeth.
If you’ve decided to pursue orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, it’s important to know how to care for them properly.
Here’s a look at what you need to do to get the most out of your traditional braces:
Between 16-18 months, but can sometimes take as long as 24 months, or even more. However, the time often varies depending on the severity of your orthodontic problem and how well you follow your orthodontist’s instructions.
The actual time of wearing braces may be slightly shorter or longer depending on individual requirements. For example, a patient with a mild case may see results as quickly as 12 months while those with more severe issues may require a few additional months.
It’s a choice that can be discussed with your orthodontist based on the specific situation of your particular dental alignment needs.
Patients who have gotten traditional braces can chew gum if it is on the ADA (American Dental Association) approved list of sugar-free gums.
In general, traditional braces are typically more expensive than Invisalign. However, the cost of either treatment can vary significantly depending on factors such as the complexity of your dental issues and the length of treatment.
The Smilebliss team of experts is here to help you get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted! We offer a variety of traditional braces which are made from high-grade stainless steel, are smaller, stronger, and have a lower profile.
We strive to provide the highest quality of care with a personal touch. We believe that orthodontic treatment is an investment in your future and we are committed to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Call us today and let the Smilebliss team help you get started on your journey toward a beautiful new smile!