What is conventional braces?
Having that crooked or misaligned teeth may affect the quality of life including periodontal and digestive health issues, speech difficulties as well as lowered self-esteem. Fortunately, there are several orthodontic treatments available to help with mitigating these problems. Conventional braces are one of the most commonly used devices in orthodontic to rectify teeth alignment. It works by fixing brackets and archwires firmly around the teeth that exert pressure and eventually move the teeth to the desired position. It takes an average of one to three years for the alignment and jaw shaping to take effect, depending on each case’s condition. Conventional braces are suitable for everyone, catering the needs from children, teens to adults.
Conventional Braces Type
Metal braces are among the first appliances introduced as orthodontic treatment to straighten and realign the teeth. In order to sustain for long term use, metal braces consist of metal brackets and archwires that are made of stainless steel or titanium alloys. The metallic brackets are attached to the front of the teeth, tied together by the metallic archwires that generate force onto the teeth and eventually shape or realign the teeth. Nevertheless, metal braces these days come in smaller size and more variety of colours making it more visually appealing than in the past.
Ceramic braces are one of the conventional braces that are made of transparent or tooth-coloured ceramic, alongside archwires that blend in with the colour of your teeth, making it almost invisible. It provides a good option if you wish your braces to be more subtle or less noticeable. This is most often favoured by the adults as it is more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than the traditional counterpart. As the material used is of less abrasive, it causes less pain and doesn’t irritate the gums or the sides of the mouth than one would have with the metal alternative.
What are the differences between metal braces and ceramic braces?
The major differences between metal and ceramic braces are based on the materials used. While metal braces consist of metallic brackets and archwires that are made of stainless steel or titanium alloys, the brackets of ceramic braces are made of clear or tooth-coloured porcelain and tied together by white archwire, making it less noticeable. Both of which are effective in rectifying any malocclusion or bad bites.
What are the costs for braces fixation?
Pricing depends on the type of conventional braces. Refer to our fee here.
How long do I have to wear braces? What is the best age for getting braces?
Braces are commonly worn for a period of 1-3 years depending on individual orthodontic condition. There is no age set for a person to benefit from orthodontic treatment of braces.
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