Modern Metal Braces
Looking for help from an orthodontist to create a brilliant new smile, but unsure of where to start and think you may need metal braces?
Here at MP Orthodontics, we provide different types of orthodontic treatments, all of which are used to correct an imperfect smile. You can rest assured we have a solution to suit your particular orthodontic treatment needs. Solutions include removable options such as Invisalign clear aligners, fixed solutions such as Clear Braces, Lingual/Internal Braces and Metal Braces.
Modern braces are far more comfortable and effective than traditional braces, and are still the most popular method of teeth straightening. Read below all about metal braces at MP Orthodontics.
Metal Braces of Today
Perhaps the most well known out of all types of braces, metal braces are a tried and tested solution for misaligned teeth. First developed in the 1970’s, they are backed by a long history of development, research and refinement making them an extremely effective treatment option. Gone are the chunky dental braces of the past, today’s braces are far more refined in their design. These braces are the most affordable and most widely-trusted of all teeth straightening options, making them a great smile maker!
How Metal Braces work
Metal braces are fitted to the front of the teeth, and are joined together using high-strength, flexible metal wires that are carefully and systematically adjusted to move your teeth into position. Over time this will alter the position of your teeth, allowing you to have a straighter smile than ever before.
Treatment with this type of braces starts with your orthodontist carefully formulating a customised plan to suit your needs. Brackets and wires are then individually placed on your teeth according to this plan. Regular checkups allow alterations to be made, wires adjusted, which allows your teeth to be gradually moved to their pre-determined positions.
Once treatment is complete, a retainer is recommended to prevent your teeth from moving out of alignment.
Daily Life with Metal Braces
Daily life with metal braces is very similar to that of daily life with clear braces.
Braces can cause some discomfort. Due to the nature of orthodontic work, discomfort of some sort is often unavoidable, especially after appointments. We are essentially giving your teeth a good work out and this feeling is very similar to muscle tenderness you get after exercise and will go away. With braces, dental hygiene is more important than ever to avoid potential plaque build-up or staining. Some foods should be avoided as these can damage braces. Foods to avoid include overly sticky or hard foods like toffee or hard sweets.
Aside from this, braces are easy to get use to as they get to work straightening your smile.
Metal braces are usually the most affordable orthodontic treatment option compared to other form of braces such as clear or internal/lingual braces. It is one of the rare things in life; it’s more cost-effective and more efficient.
At MP Orthodontists we also have payment plans and financing options for all forms of orthodontic treatment, making the smile you wanted more affordable and obtainable.
Metal Braces Treatment Suitability
There aren’t many imperfect smiles that braces can’t fix. Due to its versatility, the system can be modified to treat from mild to severe cases and everything in between. If you’d like to know more, we at MP Orthodontics would love to hear from you! Contact us today to start your orthodontic journey to a bigger, brighter smile.