5 Important Benefits of Traditional Braces

Misaligned teeth cause many oral and whole-body health issues, from headaches to lack of self-confidence. You benefit from taking time to work with a dental professional to straighten out your bite.

Metal braces have traditionally worked for many patients who need straighter teeth, better aligned teeth, or reduced interdental gaps. Although metal braces can admittedly be a little bulky and visible during treatment, you should know that there are many ways that you can still benefit from traditional orthodontia.

At Supertooth™ of Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, Maryland, our team of dental experts are here to guide you through the process of choosing the best orthodontic approach for you. Here are some of the benefits of traditional braces that we ask our new and existing patients to consider.

1. More flexibility

With metal braces, your orthodontist can effectively and efficiently address a wide range of alignment issues, including overbites, underbites, and crossbites. 

You can also use metal braces to efficiently close tooth gaps. Traditional metal braces are one of the most flexible tools available for dental realignment.

2. More efficiency

Traditional metal braces are precisely placed by your orthodontist at Supertooth to put pressure on your teeth. The ongoing pressure during treatment with traditional metal braces results in incremental but efficient dental realignment over time.

When you opt for traditional braces, small metal brackets are glued to your teeth, with a wire slid between to join them. The wire is secured to each bracket with bands. By tightening the wire, your orthodontist can keep your dental realignment proceeding on-schedule.

3. Less expense

There isn’t a lot of cost associated with the materials needed for traditional metal braces. And, you don’t need to keep updating your braces once they’re in place. That means the benefit of savings for you on oral health care expenses.

4. More durability

Metal has a lot of durability, meaning that you don’t need to worry about being too careful with your traditional metal braces. You aren’t very likely to break them and need replacements, provided you don’t do anything too off-the-wall with your mouth while you have them in!

5. More convenience

You might not think of traditional braces as convenient, since they’re known for being visible and bulky.

However, here’s where you benefit from added convenience with traditional braces: You just need to get the orthodontia placed in your mouth. Then, you wait while the braces do all the work for you. 

There isn’t as much to keep track of as with clear aligner systems, and you also don’t need to worry about potentially losing your orthodontic appliances when they’re glued into your mouth. Traditional braces let you “set it and forget it.”

If you want to save hassle and money while straightening your bite, traditional braces might be right for you. Traditional metal braces still offer significant benefits that wouldn’t be available to you if you opted for clear aligners like Invisalign® for your orthodontic needs.

To learn more about the right orthodontia for you and to find out if traditional braces could benefit you, contact the team at Supertooth online or over the phone, and schedule your initial consultation appointment today.

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