Traditional metal braces are a common treatment used to shift teeth into alignment. While there are other options available in orthodontics, traditional braces are still one of the most effective options for correcting malocclusions. If you or your child has crooked or misaligned teeth, braces are a proven treatment to fix your smiles. At SmileBuilders, Inc., we offer traditional braces for orthodontic treatment in teens and adults at our dental offices in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS.
Traditional metal braces use brackets attached to teeth and connecting wires to adjust and move teeth to new positions. This treatment is effective and the most affordable option for correcting overlapped teeth, gaps and bite misalignments. Braces are often recommended for adolescents and teens once their permanent teeth have arrived. It is easier to shift misaligned teeth before the bones in the jaw have completely formed, versus performing orthodontic treatment in adulthood. However, braces can also be used for adults with misaligned teeth.
When Are Metal Braces Necessary?
Clear aligners are a popular option in orthodontic treatment, but not all malocclusions can be properly corrected with aligners. In some cases, metal braces are necessary to correct more complex orthodontic issues. While many people enjoy aligners because they can be removed when eating or brushing teeth, one of the reasons braces are so effective is they cannot be removed. The pressure is constant, which can allow for quicker alignments, especially for complex or severe malocclusions. Braces can also be more reliable for young patients that may take out aligners too often, affecting treatment results.
If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, traditional braces offer proven results. There are many modern options in this conventional orthodontic treatment that make them more comfortable and attractive. To learn more about the different orthodontic treatments available at our office, contact us in Canton to schedule an orthodontic consultation.