If your dentist has told you that you need braces, you might be wondering whether they are the right option for tooth straightening. If you are looking for a time-tested and time-tested option for straightening your teeth, dental braces are one of the best options. 

 What are Metal Braces?

Metal braces are appliances attached to the teeth. Braces, also called brackets, are made from stainless steel and are bonded to the front surface of the teeth using adhesive. Each bracket contains a slot through which the orthodontic wire passes and connects all the teeth with elastic ties. You can customize the color of your braces by using the elastic band color of your choice at each appointment. 

How Do Metal Braces work?

The tension in the orthodontic wire pushes the teeth in the desired direction and angulation. At each appointment, your dentist will adjust the tension in the orthodontic wire so that it continues to move your teeth and bring you one step closer to your dream smile. Once the treatment has been completed, your dentist will give you a fixed or removable retainer that consolidates the treatment and prevents your teeth from moving back to their old position. 

Metal Braces Advantages

Metal braces offer various advantages over other orthodontic treatment options. The foremost benefit of metal braces is that they can be used to treat even the most complicated and complex orthodontic issues. Another advantage of metal braces is that they are cost-effective, and this treatment option is covered by most dental insurance companies in the US. Even if you don’t have insurance, we offer flexible payment options to customize your payment plan. 

How long do metal braces take?

The amount of time required by braces to fix tooth misalignment depends on various factors, such as the severity of the problem, age of the patient, the dentist or orthodontist’s skill, and, more importantly, patient compliance. Mild to moderate orthodontic issues can be typically treated within 6-8 months, while more complicated cases may take anywhere between 18-24 months for treatment. 

Metal braces lifestyle

You may have to make slight lifestyle adjustments after getting braces, such as some dietary restrictions and enhanced requirements for oral hygiene maintenance. However, braces will not affect your daily life schedule. You may also experience some pain and discomfort after getting braces for the initial few days. However, it will go away within a few days as your mouth adjusts to the braces. 

If you would like to know more about braces, or whether they are a suitable option for you, please don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment, or visit us at Embrace Orthodontics.