Traditional braces have come a long way and can provide countless benefits to your oral health. Contemporary braces are made of metal alloys that were derived from the space program. The strength of this metal allows them to be smaller that braces from the past, and therefore even more comfortable! The density of the metal in these braces creates less friction than previous versions which provide greater mouth movement.
Who should consider traditional braces?
If you have any of the following issues, traditional braces may be for you:
· Crooked teeth
· Crowded teeth
· Misaligned upper and lower jaw
· Jaw joints disorders
What future problems can traditional braces prevent?
· Gum disease
· Tooth loss
· Jaw problems
· Additional wear on tooth enamel
· Issues with speech
· Chewing difficulty
How long will I need to wear braces?
The time of treatment will depend on your personal treatment plan, but the length of time typically ranges from 9 months to 2 years or more. It is important to discuss this with your dentist as every patient is different.
If you would like to learn more or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (541) 830-0043.