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Assessing the Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Braces
So, let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
|Metal Braces||Least Expensive
Allows kids expression
through colored bands
Limit you from eating hard
and stick foods
|Ceramic Braces||Less noticeable than
Most effective, like metal
|More costly than metal
May stain more easily
|Lingual Braces||Invisible from outside||Harder to clean
More costly than other types
Maybe more uncomfortable
Less effective for severe cases
Routine adjustments take longer
than metal or ceramic braces
Allow you to eat and drink
|Only available for teens and adults
Less effective for severe cases
Maybe more costly than others
Treatment may take longer
Require brushing teeth after eating
to prevent staining
Self-ligating braces look very similar to the traditional fixed braces that orthodontists have used to straighten teeth for decades. However, they are now available with clear or ceramic brackets, making them far more discreet.
They also use clips instead of elastic bands to hold the brace’s wire in place. This creates less friction and makes it easier for you to brush around your brace and keep your teeth clean during your orthodontic treatment.
The pros of self-ligating braces
• Self-ligating braces can be used to effectively treat simple or complex problems
•They can also achieve precise results by giving your clinician complete control over the way your teeth move.
The cons of self-ligating braces
• Clear self-ligating braces are not completely hidden
• You will need to brush carefully around brackets and wires in order to keep your teeth clean.
Lingual braces attach to the lingual (tongue) side of your teeth. No one can see them, but they’ll be hard at work straightening your teeth from the inside. Your lingual brace will look and function just like a fixed brace, using brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth.
In the case of lingual braces, though, the brackets are custom-made to fit the more irregular back surfaces of your teeth. If you’re looking for a discreet brace, this is the crème da la crème of ‘invisible’ braces.
The pros of lingual braces
• They are completely hidden from sight
• The can be used to treat the majority of problems.
The cons of lingual braces
• It can take a few days for your tongue to adapt to your brace and it may rub at first
• Lingual braces require a high degree of skill and specialist materials, so they are usually more expensive than other braces.
Strictly speaking, retainers aren’t braces. Instead of moving your teeth, their job is to hold them in their new position once your braces come off. They’re so important, though, that we think they’re always worth a mention.
We offer two types of retainers, and if you’re a private patient you’ll receive both. Removable retainers consist of clear vacuum-formed mouth guards that snugly fit your teeth to hold them in position. Fixed retainers are thin stainless steel wires that are permanently attached behind your front teeth where they stop your teeth from moving 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The pros of retainers
• After a short period of wearing your removable retainers full-time, you’ll only need to wear them at night
• Fixed retainers are very unobtrusive and you’ll quickly forget they’re there.
The cons of retainers
• If you don’t wear your retainers your teeth could move and undo all your hard work.
If you’d like to see the types of braces we offer at Total Orthodontics ‘in the flesh’, get in touch to book your free, no-obligation consultation. Or, keep browsing our website to find more information on all the braces and treatments we offer.
Does your son or daughter have crooked teeth? Is he or she ready to start the process of getting metal braces to fix crooked teeth?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our dentists at Dental Town can help.
We enjoy fixing kid’s crooked teeth and other dental problems every day. Our gentle dentists and orthodontist will meet with your child at the consultation appointment to determine if metal braces are a good option.
Right now, however, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about metal braces. If you have questions, please call one of our offices.
Metal Braces for Your Son or Daughter
Metal-and-wire braces are the traditional option to fix crooked, misaligned teeth. Metal braces can also help to fix improper bite issues.
Metal braces are very durable, and will last a long time with proper at-home oral care and healthy habits.
When Should Kids Get Braces?
If you notice that your son or daughter has crooked teeth, teeth crowding, or an uneven bite, schedule an appointment with us. There is no right or wrong time to schedule that initial appointment, but we recommend scheduling it sooner rather than later. Some kids start going to the orthodontist around age 6, whereas others start around age 10.
How Long Will My Child Have Metal Braces?
That answer is different for each patient. It all depends on the complexity of apparent dental problems. Some kids may wear metal braces for a year or two, whereas other teens may wear braces for up to 4 years. No matter how long it takes, it will definitely be worth it once your son or daughter smiles for the first time with perfectly straight teeth!
Costs and Financial Information for Metal Braces
We understand that parents are concerned about the cost of metal braces. We work with you as much as possible to determine how much your dental insurance will cover—we can help to submit paperwork, and answer your questions as best as possible. However, it is always best to speak directly with your insurance carrier, when possible.
We try to make pediatric dentistry as affordable as possible. To that extent, we accept cash, checks, and most credit cards. We also utilize a third-party patient financing system, called CareCreditSM, and they offer payment plans and payment options to fit anyone’s budget.
Metal Braces from Dental Town in Georgia
Has your son or daughter been evaluated and metal braces are the next step? Or are you in the early stages of researching which options kids and teens have nowadays to fix crooked teeth?
No matter which phase you’re in, a consultation appointment at Dental Town will help to solve your problems. We have three convenient office locations to meet your kid’s needs.
Our dental team looks forward to creating a beautiful, healthy smile for your son or daughter, so call us today.
We understand that some kids just don’t want metal braces. Well, what are the alternatives to metal braces?
Clear braces is one alternative to metal braces. We created this section for information regarding clear braces. If you have questions at any point, or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment for your son or daughter, call Dental Town.
Clear Braces for Your Child
Clear braces utilize an almost invisible set of clear brackets. Clear braces are typically made of ceramic material. They work in the same ways that metal braces work, except the brackets are clear.
Clear braces fix the same problems that traditional metal braces fix—crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, improper bite and alignment, and more. If your child suffers from any of these dental problems, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with our friendly pediatric dentists.
Benefits of Clear Ceramic Braces
- The braces will be much less noticeable than metal braces. The clear brackets are designed to be the same or similar color as the natural teeth. This allows for a beautiful smile with barely noticeable braces.
- Clear ceramic braces can move teeth faster than other clear orthodontic appliances (Invisalign, for example). This means a much shorter treatment time that your kids will need to wear braces. We’re sure they’ll be very happy about that!
- Ceramic clear braces are great options for older teenagers who would be ashamed to wear traditional metal braces. Older teenagers are typically more concerned about their appearance than younger kids, which makes clear braces a great cosmetic choice.