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The Benefits of Traditional Braces

Dr. Edgar Mendieta and his team at Global Smiles Orthodontics in Columbus regularly work with children and adults to help them straighten their smiles. While there are a number of different ways to achieve a more attractive smile, traditional metal braces are still a great option for many of our patients. Many patients ask about Invisalign vs. traditional braces, and there are some benefits to consider. This includes the ability to address severe malocclusion that cannot be achieved with Invisalign. Orthodontic treatment itself has many benefits, whether achieved with traditional or Invisalign braces.

What are the benefits of traditional braces?

Traditional braces are the most common and effective way to correct misalignment issues with your teeth. They work by using brackets and wires that put pressure on your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position over time. Traditional braces typically offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance. By correcting misaligned teeth, traditional braces can help you achieve a more attractive smile. This can boost self-confidence and give you an improved overall appearance.
  • Improved oral health. Misaligned teeth can be challenging to keep clean because food particles get stuck in hard-to-reach areas. Traditional braces align the teeth to make it easier to brush and floss around all areas of your mouth, leading to better oral hygiene.
  • Long-lasting results. Traditional braces offer a long-lasting solution for misalignment issues, with most treatments taking between 17 to 21 months to complete. This ensures that any adjustments to your teeth will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
  • Cost-effective treatment. Traditional braces are often the most cost-effective way to correct misalignment issues compared to other orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or lingual braces. 

Request an evaluation with our team of professionals today!

With all these benefits, it’s no wonder traditional braces are still the go-to treatment option for many people looking to improve the appearance and function of their smiles! If you want to speak to Dr. Edgar Mendieta about the advantages of Orthodontics, call (614) 230-0374 to request an appointment. The office is located at 3160 West Broad Street and is open to children and adults.

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