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Traditional Braces

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For some patients, traditional braces are the most suitable type of treatment and deliver reliable results. Traditional braces are orthodontic devices and are used to straighten your teeth and align your jaws. Braces are used to correct many different types of common bite disorders and can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment to enhance the results. Some bite disorders develop as a child and others can develop later in life.

Braces Advantages

  • Braces are usually the most cost effective form of treatment for most people.
  • Braces are suitable for most people.
  • Braces remove temptation as they cannot be removed during treatment by the patient.

Braces Disdvantages

  • Appearance – braces can be seen when you smile.
  • You need to be very thorough with your oral hygiene routing while wearing braces.

Types of Braces

No matter what your age, it’s never too late to seek orthodontic advice and improve your smile. There are many different types of materials and technologies that have been developed to make braces more comfortable, and more aesthetically pleasing. Below are a few of the different treatment options available to today’s orthodontic patient:

Clear Plastic Braces

Clear braces are not as visible on your teeth as metal braces. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as clear braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, clear braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth or back teeth.

Traditional Metal Braces

Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.

Gold Braces

Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel but are uniquely coated in gold. The gold coating may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces.

Combination Treatment

For some patients, traditional braces are the most suitable type of treatment and deliver reliable results. Traditional braces are orthodontic devices and are used to straighten your teeth and align your jaws. Braces are used to correct many different types of common bite disorders and can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment to enhance the results. Some bite disorders develop as a child and others can develop later in life.

Different combinations of treatment are possible. For example, upper Invisalign with lower braces so no braces are visible as generally your lower teeth can’t be seen when you smile. Upper inside braces and lower outside braces so your top braces can’t be seen when you smile and lower braces aren’t as visible as top braces.

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