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3 Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces

While there are many modern alternatives to metal braces—including Invisalign and ceramic or clear brackets—there are many benefits to having traditional metal braces. Below are three such benefits:

1. Metal braces are often the least expensive option. This is an important factor for many people, and the savings can be significant, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. While there are other factors to consider when deciding whether to go with Invisalign or traditional metal braces, cost is often one of the leading considerations, particularly when it comes to what method to use. While metal braces are not the most esthetically popular option, there is the opportunity to personalize them with different colored bands, making it fun for both children and adults.

2. Traditional metal braces are stronger than other types of treatment, including Invisalign as well as braces that use ceramic or clear brackets. Because they are stronger, there is less chance that you will need to go in to see your orthodontist to get the problem fixed, saving you both time and money with fewer visits to your orthodontist. Stronger braces also mean that, while there are still certain foods you should avoid, you do not have to worry quite so much about whether you will damage your braces just by eating.

3. Not many people look forward to having braces, so shorter treatment times are often bonuses. With traditional metal braces, the treatment time tends to be shorter than for other methods of teeth straightening. For children—and adults—that want their experience to be as short as possible, traditional metal braces are a great option and can drastically reduce treatment time.

360 Orthodontics – Smile Experts

At 360 Orthodontics it is important for us to review all of your available options; we will go over your needs and wants and can help determine which course of action is right for you and your situation. While there are many teeth straightening options available, traditional metal braces are still one of the great options currently available. Contact us today for a free consultation.