With so many options available today to have your teeth straightened, you may wonder why choosing traditional metal braces over more modern solutions can be better for you.
Traditionally, if you needed to get your teeth straightened, there was only one option available to you – metal braces. However, these days you can choose from a wide range of metal, ceramic or invisible treatment options.
It is great to have a choice of teeth straightening options, but it can get a little confusing for patients to know which is their best option. With more adults now deciding to have their teeth straightened, braces are no longer the domain of children and young teenagers.
While ceramic braces are often chosen by adults because they are less noticeable than metal braces, the traditional alternative is often far more cost-effective for those on a limited budget.
Another advantage that traditional metal braces have over their newer counterparts is that treatment is often much shorter with patients seeing positive results faster than those using ceramic braces.
If you don’t work in a public-facing job or you don’t mind people noticing your metal braces, then it will be cheaper and quicker for you to use the traditional method to straighten your teeth.
Depending on the amount of work needed on your teeth, your dentist may prefer you to use a traditional metal brace because you may need major changes to the structure of your teeth and a ceramic brace may be less effective than a traditional model.
No matter what your personal preferences are for braces, your first step is to book a consultation with us at Glow Dental in Battersea so our specialist orthodontic team can assess your needs and recommend the best teeth straightening treatment for you.