Traditional Braces Gainesville And Lake City Orthodontists

Regular metal braces may have been around for some time, but it’s for good reason. Every component works efficiently to move teeth into position and fix bite issues over time. This traditional option is a go-to for our Gainesville and Lake City, FL, orthodontists as it works great for patients of all ages who come in wanting help with a wide range of dental problems.

Here’s what you should know about traditional metal braces.

Advantages of Choosing Traditional Braces

With so many orthodontic treatment options available nowadays, you might be wondering why it can be beneficial to choose metal braces. Well, for one, patients of any age from children to seniors can be an ideal candidate for this treatment type.

Standard braces are also very durable thanks to strong stainless steel components. Sure, accidents can still happen but overall, metal braces are designed to last the entire duration of your treatment and are less likely to become discolored.

Benefits of metal braces also include:

  • Improved oral health due to correction of misaligned teeth
  • Fixed in place unless removed by our orthodontists; no risk of losing them
  • Greater control and more precise teeth movement especially in complex cases
  • Customization available with different elastic ligature (rubber band) colors
  • Can be more affordable than other treatment options

Length of Treatment & Care

Most patients will wear traditional braces for 1-3 years on average. Because every patient’s dental needs are different, that timeframe can change but our orthodontists and team will always keep you informed of your plan details.

You will need to take care of your braces every day much like you do your teeth. That means brushing above, on, and below the components at least 2-3 times daily. Electric toothbrushes are great in terms of power and ability to reach around brackets and wires easier. For floss, waxed varieties work well especially when paired with a floss threader. You can also enhance your oral care routine with a water flosser.

Take Your Smile to the Next Level

Our orthodontists in Gainesville and Lake City, FL, are ready to discuss metal braces with you if you want more information. Call one of our Progressive Orthodontic Associates offices today or request an appointment online. We’ll see you soon!

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