Traditional Metal Braces in Chesterfield
Many children, teens and adults choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth or correct misalignments. Patients at our Chesterfield office have enjoyed massive success with metal braces, and they include many advantages to improve your orthodontic experience. We use state-of-the-art techniques to deliver outstanding results with traditional metal braces for all ages.
How Do Metal Braces Work?
The orthodontist attaches brackets to the teeth using glue and runs wire through the brackets to connect them. Elastic bands keep the wire attached to the brackets. Along with the wire and brackets, your orthodontist may give you spacers to adjust your teeth's position.
The orthodontist tightens the wire at each appointment to put pressure on the brackets and move your teeth. It can take between one to two years to get the teeth moved into new positions with the metal braces.
Are You a Good Candidate for Traditional Braces?
Traditional metal braces are a good fit for many patients. In our Chesterfield office, we recommend them over Invisalign plastic aligners in certain cases. Traditional braces might be right for you if:
- You have a severe malocclusion that requires significant adjustment.
- You have difficulty keeping track of things and may misplace plastic aligners.
- You don't want the extra step of remembering when to replace your Invisalign each week.
What Are the Advantages of Traditional Metal Braces?
Traditional metal braces work fast, and they make an ideal choice for younger children who may have trouble taking out or replacing clear aligners. You may also prefer traditional braces if you want to think less about your treatment overall. They also provide the best solution for more challenging problems like tooth overcrowding and tooth gaps.
Tips for Metal Braces Care
The best tip for caring for metal braces is to maintain healthy daily oral hygiene habits. You should brush and floss consistently as well as:
- Using mouthwash to flush out food stuck between wires.
- Switching to floss picks instead of regular floss to maneuver around wire and brackets.
- Avoiding hard or sticky foods your orthodontist tells you to stay away from, such as gummy candies, nuts, popcorn and steak.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces can cost less than other treatments, but the final number depends on your unique circumstances. The treatment plan determines the cost and length of your treatment. You will pay less no matter what type of braces you choose.
Why Choose Alizadeh & Schreiner?
Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics has helped many people like you with high-quality metal braces treatment in Chesterfield. We provide premier care and listen to our patients to offer everything they desire during their orthodontic experience. We make you comfortable and look out for you.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
See how metal braces can transform your smile and lift your confidence, giving you the straight teeth you have always dreamed of having. Request an appointment for your braces consultation to get started!
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2997 Clarkson Road, Suite #200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: (636) 394-5455
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