Metal braces tend to be what most people think of for orthodontic treatment.
Are Ceramic Braces Suitable For Me?
Traditional metal braces are well suited to both major and minor orthodontic cases. Metal braces consist of small metal brackets attached to each tooth. These brackets held together by a wire, which is tightened during your treatment. The invasive nature of metal braces means that it may not be suited too all patients. During your initial consultation we will discuss with you all of your options so that you can make an informed decision about the type of orthodontic treatment you would like.
Advantages Of Metal Braces
Rigid support for your teeth during orthodontic treatment
Available to teens and adults
What Orthodontic Cases Are Best Suited To Metal Braces?
After an initial assessment by our dentists, we look at specific factors that will determine the best possible orthodontic treatment for you.
Shape of the jaw
Alignment of the bite
Crowding of the teeth
Angle of teeth
Patient reasons; Aesthetics, Budget, Maintenance.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?Price starts from $2,500 and range up to $8,500 depending on your individual case. Factors affecting cost includes difficulty of the orthodontic case, time required for treatment and the finish you choose.
Payment plans available.
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Metal Braces FAQ
How long does treatment last?
Each patient's individual case will be examined and carefully planned byb our dentists. Our planning ensures optimum results. Orthodontic treatment using metal braces generally takes anywhere from 12 to 24 months.
Does it hurt to eat with braces?
Discomfort and some pain are experienced by most patients at the beginning of orthodontic treatment with metal braces. This discomfort can be experienced when adjusting and when eating and talking. It takes many days, and sometimes weeks, to get used to the change. For patients who are anxious about this experience we recommend clear braces orthodontic treatment.
Will my teeth straight once the metal braces are taken off?
Only if the patient follows doctors orders! Once metal braces are removed you will be required to wear a clear, plastic retainer which keeps your teeth in place. This must be worn for life, or as long as you would like your teeth to remain straight. Initially a retainer must be worn daily and nightly. Gradually you reduce the amount of time you wear your retainer up until you only need to wear it while sleeping.
Does having metal braces affect what I can eat?
Yes. When metal braces are first applied to the patients teeth there is a period of time where only non-solid foods should be consumed. This gives the patient time to get used to their new braces. After the initial period, hard, chunky, sticky and chewy foods cannot be consumed for the duration of treatment
Our team understands that finding a dentist to trust is an important decision. As such, we approach dentistry with a different approach. Our team looks forward to meeting each new patient and getting to know the reasons why you have sought treatment so that we can provide a treatment plan especially for you.