When your teeth are misaligned, it can cause a myriad of issues for your oral health, including lack of ability to chew or eat well, jaw damage, and gum disease. On top of that, it can start to affect your self-esteem.
This is where braces come in. Braces are dental devices placed by your orthodontist to put pressure on your teeth which causes them to realign. Braces can fix problems like overbites, underbites, and crossbites, or they can close gaps between teeth and widen gaps between teeth that are overcrowded.
There are many options for braces these days, but our team at Fresh Dental Care has five reasons we want to share on how going the traditional route with metal braces could be the most beneficial.
What are metal braces?
When you choose metal braces – a tried and true method for years – small metal brackets are glued to your teeth, and then a wire is slid between them. The wire is then secured with bands on each bracket.
During each appointment, your provider will tighten the wire to keep adjusting your teeth and jaw.
Why choose metal braces?
While metal braces may not be the most aesthetically pleasing choice for teeth realignment, they have a lot more benefits than more sleek and modern methods like Invisalign®.
These are just some of the benefits of going this route:
Metal braces can fix complicated teeth alignment issues with much more ease, and precision than other options will be able to. In addition, this method allows for better control of exactly where and how your teeth are moving.
These braces are made of extremely durable metal. This means you have some wiggle room to be tough on them without worrying about breaking them and needing replacements.
Typically, metal braces are going to be the most cost effective compared to other choices, but make sure and check in with your insurance to see what the best option will be for you.
In comparison to other methods, metal braces are going to be able to help you achieve your smile goals the quickest.
A huge upside to metal braces is that once they’re on, you don’t have to think about them. Clear aligners usually have trays that you must take out and then remember to put back in. You never have to worry about losing a tray or breaking one with metal braces.
In addition, metal braces have been shown to have more long-lasting effects than other alternatives.
If you’d like to learn more about traditional braces or your options for orthodontia, call one of our offices in Houston, Texas, to set up an appointment with our team today.