Metal Braces in Syracuse, Utah with Cameron Orthodontics
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
Why Metal Braces?
Metal braces are the most common style of oral application for orthodontic care. Traditionally, orthodontists wrapped bands around your teeth and cemented them to prevent the bands from moving. Advancements in oral care technology has improved the process by removing the bands from the brackets. Now orthodontists cement small brackets to your teeth to minimize the metal look, but more, it minimizes risk of cavities and tooth decay.
Traditional metal braces are the best treatment for overcrowding and straightening because of rigidity. They also allow your orthodontist to have better control as they move your teeth little by little until you or your child has the model smile with ideal spacing.
How Do I Care For My Braces and What Are The Advantages of Metal Braces?
Did you know that braces have been used for oral care for 200 years? The advancements in oral care have drastically improved and options have increased. The days of metal bands are long gone–they’ve been replaced by small brackets that are cemented to your teeth. The advantages of metal brackets are:
- They’re less expensive than other orthodontic treatments
- They’re rigid and allow for easier micro-adjustments
- They come in a variety of colors and designs
- They’re more durable than plastics and ceramic braces
- Technological advances have advanced metal braces
If you or your teen are looking for a great solution for a beautiful smile, contact us today!