Traditional braces are used for treating malocclusion or misaligned teeth, which is a common oral concern that can occur in individuals of all ages. Malocclusion affects both oral functionality and the aesthetics of your smile. Getting malocclusion treated at a younger age usually renders better results that can last for a lifetime.
However, no matter your age, you can still benefit from treatment. If you schedule a consultation, our dentists would be happy to provide a diagnosis and recommend the best treatment plan.
What Are Dental Braces?
Braces are orthodontic appliances that have been around for many decades now. They are often the first choice that comes to mind when people think about treating crooked teeth, and rightly so.
Traditional braces are composed of brackets and wires and work on the principle of applying pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner to move them to their correct or desired position. The brackets are attached to the teeth using dental adhesives and the wires run through them. The ends of the wires are connected to a stable support. During treatment, your dentist will vary the pressure applied on the teeth by tightening or loosening the wires.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Braces?
- Braces are known to be highly effective in treating even the most complicated cases of malocclusion. Some of the common types of malocclusion treated using braces are underbite, overbite, crossbite, spacing, crowding, etc.
- Traditional dental braces are less expensive compared to Invisible or ClearCorrect aligners.
- The treatment period with traditional dental braces is often shorter compared to other orthodontic appliances.
- Patients who want to keep their orthodontic treatment discreet can also choose clear braces. These braces are composed of either tooth-colored brackets made from ceramic or transparent brackets made from dental-grade plastic.
Why Should You Consider Straightening Your Teeth?
- Appropriately aligned teeth are easier to clean, which leads to fewer chances of developing tartar deposits and cavities
- You will be able to bite and chew food better
- Straightening your teeth can also improve speech problems caused by bad bite
- Brushing and flossing the teeth becomes easier
- The risk of grinding and chipping teeth is reduced
- The risk of protruding teeth is reduced significantly
If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and learn more about dental braces, don’t hesitate to call Vita Dental at (713) 766-1208 or make an online appointment, and we'll be happy to help.