What You Need to Know About Metal Braces
This video explains all about braces and comparisons between the common ones. Metal braces are an option for treating malocclusion and other dental problems to improve your smile. Metal braces comprise a combination of metal wires, brackets, and adhesives that work together to straighten teeth. The type of metal doesn’t affect the effectiveness of braces, but it does make a difference in the cost.
If you’re considering getting metal braces, talk with your dentist about options and whether you’d be a good candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment. Metal braces are often more durable than other types of braces. While they’re typically more expensive than their plastic counterparts, metal braces can last longer and provide a better fit for the wearer. Metal braces may also be used in more complex cases involving severe crowding or misalignment.
Stainless steel is solid and durable but isn’t as flexible as other materials. Metal braces are usually worn for about two years and don’t require regular maintenance. Some people wear them for extended periods, depending on their needs. Metal braces are more visible than other materials because they can discolor more quickly and may become stained by coffee or tea.