What Causes Crooked Teeth?
- Tooth gap
- Early orthodontic treatments
- Maxillary (setback jaw) or Mandibular (forward jaw) Prognathism
- Early baby tooth loss (if the extremely decayed early baby teeth are not treated in time, newly growing teeth don’t find enough space to position themselves) can cause a crooked appearance.
Children aged between 7-15 should regularly visit their dentists. Orthodontic problems they face during their childhood are treated a lot faster.
What are Metal Braces?
Metal braces are also referred to as “traditional braces” among the other types of braces. They consist of two parts: metal braces and flexible parts used to hold metal braces in place. Metal braces are generally used for kids.
Metal Braces, Brackets, and Fixed Orthodontic Treatment
There are countless treatment options to choose from when it comes to orthodontic treatment types. Orthodontic braces are primarily used in modern orthodontic treatments. Patients’ participation matters significantly during these treatments. Materials such as ceramic, metal, and plastic are used to create different types of braces as well.
Top features that perfect teeth brace should have listed below:
- They should be biologically compatible with the mouth shape.
- It should be affordable.
- Need to have resistance against chemical corrosions.
- Archwire and the brackets shouldn’t have any friction.
- They should be of suitable hardness.
- Braces shouldn’t change colors and have an easy to get stained material.
- They should look aesthetically pleasing to address patients’ needs.
What Are the Types of Braces?
There are four types of braces;
- Stainless steel braces
- Cobalt-chrome brackets
- Titanium braces
- Braces with precious metals
Why Should We Choose Metal Braces?
Metal braces are a lot cheaper than Invisalign and other orthodontic treatment options, so they are often favored over the others. Metal braces cost depends on the quality of the materials used. Even though they are cheaper than the other treatment options, they offer faster results. Since they are more complicated than Invisalign braces and last longer, they are the top treatment choice of many people. The only disadvantage of metal braces is its color since it creates aesthetic concerns for our patients.
Treatment with Metallic Braces
Before starting your treatment, you need to undergo an examination with your dentist. After your examination, the most suitable treatment and material options will be defined according to your needs. Brace treatments are performed by our expert Orthodontist Dr. Aylin Sezen Yalçın, here at Dentram Dental Clinics. After examining your dental health, she will plan the most effective and ideal treatment according to your requirements. You will be presented with various options to choose from for your orthodontic brace treatment. Some of these braces perform better than others.
Is There An Age Limit?
Brace treatment is also among the options of orthodontic treatments, and it doesn’t require an age limitation. This treatment option is applicable for everyone with fully grown teeth except the wisdom teeth. Since metal, ceramic, Invisalign braces, and lingual braces are movement-focused treatment options; they can be applied to anyone.
Can Anyone Have Metal Braces to Fix Jaw Positions (Prognathism)?
Repositioning the jaw to the desired position is also carried out by brace treatments. Just like any other orthodontic treatment, issues emerging at an early age are treated via appliances that can manipulate growing into a more helpful direction thanks to functional orthodontics. Treatment includes other appliances besides braces. It is highly advised that you regularly visit your doctor every six months for an early diagnosis.
How to Care for Metal Brackets?
Since food will accumulate in brackets’ dents, cleaning and taking care of your teeth properly weigh heavily for your dental health.
- Cleaning is the first and most crucial step for your dental health. If not done correctly, this can cause infection in the mouth.
- Spend twice as much time while cleaning your teeth as you used to.
- Use dental floss.
- Use interdental brush.
- Use water floss.
How Did Metal Braces Change in Time?
Since they used to be a lot chunkier and heavier, they were not the favorite treatment option for adults. Since they create aesthetic concerns in their social and professional lives, they were not the top choices.
Today’s metal braces are a lot lighter, thinner, and less visible compared to traditional braces. Innovations and developments in technology led patients to have shorter healing times with more comfort and options. Elastic ligatures in Metal braces now come in numerous colors. These colorful ligatures allow people to customize their look and pick their favorite colors to wear in their braces. Some pick the color of their favorite football club. Nowadays, metal braces are a favored treatment option that anyone prefers at any age.
Dentram Dental Clinics, located in Bagdat and Levent based in Istanbul, prioritize patient’s requirements and choices while the head of our clinics, Dr. Aylin Sezen Yalçın, and her team meticulously work to find the perfect and the most desirable treatment option for our patients after a thorough dental examination.
Disadvantages of Metal Braces
Like in any other brace treatments, there are few disadvantages of having mental braces as well:
- It has a more noticeable treatment option relatively compared to others
- They are more visible in comparison with the Invisalign treatment
- They can’t be taken off until the treatment is completely over
- They need to remain for 1-2 years
- It limits the consumption of particular food such as hard, mushy, sticky food, and acidic beverages.
How Much Does Metal Brace Cost?
Metal braces cost depends on the condition of the patient and is defined after a dental examination. Metal braces, Invisalign braces, and their prices may vary depending on the duration of the treatment, clinic, doctor, and the patient’s treatment. Consulting professionals and getting accurate information from experts are essential to achieve a long-term and effective treatment.
We strongly advise you to consult experts for your Invisalign and other dental treatments.