Metal braces are the original form of orthodontic treatment: developed over centuries to straighten teeth safely, effectively, and quickly.
Metal braces are what most people think of when they hear “braces”—stainless steel or titanium brackets and wires that attach to your teeth with rubber bands.
The three main components of braces are:
If you're getting typical steel braces, your brackets and wires will be silver. It's the tiny elastics (or bands) that allow you to colorize your mouth!
Choosing different bands will allow you to show off different colors just like the picture below.
There is a general myth that if you pass your teenage years you believe you lost the right to braces and are stuck with the teeth you have.
Read more: All you need to know about removable braces
Getting braces as an adult is not as complicated or impossible as one may think.
Traditional braces are still held up as the most effective solution for a variety of orthodontic issues.
Here are some of the issues that can be corrected with traditional braces:
The sophistication of this system means fast treatment times in addition to effectiveness
Traditional braces are less expensive than some other options.
Metal braces are made to last throughout the duration of your treatment. They are incredibly strong and can withstand the daily wear of chewing and brushing. The materials most commonly used to make them are steel and titanium.
Traditional braces stay in your mouth until your treatment is finished
Orthodontic problems tend to get worse if they are not treated
If you are wondering whether or not you are a candidate for traditional braces, the answer is probably yes, It is appropriate for children and adults alike.
One of the most apparent downsides to choosing regular braces is the less than ideal appearance. Metal brackets are placed on each tooth and are very visible.
Unfortunately, with regular metal braces, you have to avoid sweets and soda and especially any sticky, gummy candy that can easily get stuck in the braces, also you have to avoid any hard snacks these are risky because they can easily break small parts of the braces.
Metal braces are can be significantly more painful and inconvenient for busy adults on the go. This is because they require regular adjustments.
The hardware covers parts of your tooth and makes It difficult to get every area clean, so it requires patients to be diligent with brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
While untrue, there is still a pervasive stigma associated with regular braces. This is especially true as an adult.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than traditional metal braces.
Lingual braces have the same components as conventional braces, but they’re fixed to the back of your teeth, on the tongue — or lingual — side of the teeth. Because they’re behind your teeth, they’re nearly invisible.
Dental braces and other orthodontic appliances are essential for the successful completion of anyone’s orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists use different appliances to make minor and major adjustments to your teeth’ position and your jaws’ alignment. Below we compare between Metal braces and other types of braces:
The biggest difference between braces and Invisalign is appearance.
As per American Dental Association’s, the average cost of adult braces is around 6.000 US Dollar, while it cost around 1.500 USD in Turkey with ILAJAK Medical.
Read more: The Prices of Dental Braces in Turkey
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