Traditional metal braces are considered one of the most common type of braces. They have come a long way in recent years and are more comfortable than ever before. Teeth are straightened with the help of archwires and brackets. These braces are made up of high-grade stainless steel and metal brackets are applied directly to your teeth using a durable adhesive.
The Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces
More Precise Treatment
Traditional metal braces are a great option for extreme cases of overcrowding and allow orthodontists to make small and strategic adjustments over time – leading to successful orthodontic treatments and a more confident smile for even severe cases.
Now More Visually Appealing
Today, traditional braces are much smaller and more visually appealing than they were in the past. They also allow users to choose colourful elastics to add some personality and colour to their braces.
No Need to Keep Track of Aligners
Clear aligners are another great option for orthodontic treatment, however, they do require a great deal of maintenance. With traditional metal braces, you don’t need to worry about misplacing your aligner.
Proper Care and Maintenance of Traditional Metal Braces
If you are considering traditional metal braces, there are a few things to keep in mind to maintain great oral hygiene and avoiding damage while wearing your braces:
- Brush and floss regularly. It’s imperative to do so while wearing braces to avoid the buildup of bacteria on your teeth and brackets. Be sure to follow a braces-safe procedure of flossing and brushing recommended by your orthodontist.
- Avoid foods that are unfriendly to braces. Avoid sticky, chewy and hard foods if possible. Talk to the team at Foley Wilde Orthodontics to find out about braces-safe foods and which foods to avoid.
- Visit your orthodontist regularly and keep up with your scheduled appointments. Doing so will allow for a smooth and successful treatment, and you can avoid prolonged wearing of your braces if you keep up with appointments to your orthodontist.
To learn more about the different styles of braces available and to find out if traditional braces are right for you, contact the friendly team at Foley Wilde Orthodontics today.