Traditional Braces

Traditional Braces

We’ve all seen what braces look like – silver brackets with wires all the way around. Let’s face it; people don’t choose traditional braces based on how attractive they are, but ultimately on what they can do.

The truth is that braces can do everything that clear aligners can do, and then some. Indeed, braces cannot achieve what functional appliances can in creating space and widening arches. But for teeth that require significant rotation or vertical alignment, braces are the only tool that can effectively get the job done.

Traditional braces can be used in any case where clear aligners might also be an option. But for people with significant bite discrepancies, TMJ disorders, or rotational concerns, traditional braces are often the best choice for primary or secondary treatment.

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The benefits of traditional braces

  • Best tool for tooth rotation and vertical realignment
  • Allows for continuous tooth movement, even while eating and cleaning teeth
  • Cementation eliminates the risk of losing or forgetting to wear appliances

Best for patients with:

  • Severely rotated teeth
  • Teeth that require significant vertical realignment

The drawbacks of traditional braces.

  • Eating and cleaning teeth with braces on can sometimes be more difficult
  • Adjustment to treatment may be longer and initially include more discomfort for the cheeks and lips
  • Least invisible option available

Not suitable for patients with:

  • Minor crowding or overlapping
  • Stainless steel or nickel allergies

Before beginning any orthodontic care, we will discuss all available options and provide an estimate for how long the full course of treatment may take and what the cost would be. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment and to learn more about orthodontics and all the treatments we provide.

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