Metal Braces Are Still a Popular Option
Updated: Nov 10
Getting braces has been a rite of passage for countless millions of American children for the past 100 years. On top of that, it’s now not unusual for adults to wear braces, even if they had them when they were kids. Though there is a variety of forms of braces that can effectively straighten patients’ teeth, orthodontists have found traditional metal braces to be a trusted treatment option.
We at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. employ a variety of techniques—from ceramic, self-ligating, lingual and clear aligners to traditional metal braces—that are at the forefront of orthodontic care. Our orthodontists will work with you to determine which method is the best for your child (or you!). Our top priority is to provide dental healthcare solutions that best suit each patient’s needs.
You might be surprised to learn that, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, traditional metal braces are the most popular among children and adolescents. Orthodontists are drawn to metal braces because they are fixed appliances that provide better control and more precise tooth movement. The appliances put pressure on teeth to progressively move them into their precise positions over a desired period of time. They’re especially valuable for progress in complex cases. Parents appreciate metal braces because their kids don’t need to be reminded to wear them.
People with braces are usually required to see their orthodontists for maintenance visits every six to 10 weeks. These appointments let orthodontists monitor the progress of their patients’ tooth movements and adjust the braces as needed. The orthodontists may want to make some alterations to the fixed appliances’ brackets, wires and/or bands.
At the office of Orthodontics, Inc., our orthodontists will examine every aspect of your teeth’s alignment and discuss with you your treatment options. We maintain a position at the forefront of advances in orthodontic care. We offer effective solutions to improve the look, feel and function of your teeth. We know the most expedient and expert ways to handle your case so it turns out in your favor. Please don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment.