If you have a crooked smile, you are missing out on the benefits of perfectly aligned teeth. Straight teeth can unlock the doors to a world of a self-assured smile and heightened confidence. A straight smile enhances not only your smile but also your overall facial symmetry, making you appear more approachable and attractive. Functionally, straight teeth are easier to clean, promote effective chewing, and support natural speaking ability.
Although several teeth straightening treatments exist, traditional braces are still popular among adults, especially for severe orthodontic cases. Global Smiles Orthodontics in Columbus, Ohio, offers comfortable and effective metal braces to help you achieve a straighter, more attractive smile.
Conventional braces are an age-old technique used to straighten teeth and align bites for aesthetic and functional benefits. This system uses wire-connected brackets to apply continuous pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their desired position over time.
The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the front surface of each tooth using a strong dental adhesive. These brackets act as anchors for the braces. Metal braces have thin metal wires (archwires) threaded through the brackets and secured using small metal clips or rubber bands called ligatures.
Traditional braces require periodic appointments to adjust the braces. During these appointments, we tighten or change the archwire to ensure the teeth continue to move in the desired direction. Gradually, metal braces stimulate the surrounding bone tissue to reshape itself to accommodate the new tooth positions.
Many people choose orthodontic treatments for cosmetic purposes. However, most have realized that straighter teeth also have numerous functional benefits. If you notice the signs below, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Edgar Mendieta for traditional braces.
Although clear aligner systems like Invisalign have tremendously impacted orthodontics, certain issues still have to be corrected the traditional way. For instance, extrusions and intrusions can’t be fixed with Invisalign. In such cases, you need traditional braces to move the tooth higher or lower in the mouth. Furthermore, severe tooth rotation and malocclusion cases require traditional braces for an effective outcome.
Braces have come a long way since the mid-1800s. The ever-advancing orthodontics braces technology means adults and children don’t have to dread teeth alignment. Today’s braces are less bulky, discreet, and comfortable than those of yesteryears. Because of the less intrusive nature of modern braces, many patients are using them to achieve a healthy bite and beautiful smile.
The benefits of conventional braces include:
As you journey through life, remember that straighter teeth pave the way for a brighter, more confident, and healthier you.