One of the most popular orthodontic treatments, traditional braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, 24-karat gold or clear porcelain, and they come in a variety of shapes and designs. In addition, today’s traditional braces are lighter, smaller and more powerful than past versions, allowing them to straighten your teeth as efficiently and comfortably as possible.
How do traditional braces work?
Traditional braces are what most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” There is a tiny bracket attached to the front of each of your teeth using a special dental cement, with a wire connecting the brackets together through the use of elastic rings that come in a variety of hues. During your appointments at 360 Orthodontics, Dr. Partovi will periodically tighten your braces to apply strategic pressure, aligning your jaw as needed and gradually straightening your teeth over time.
Benefits of traditional braces
- Affordable: Traditional braces tend to be the most affordable orthodontic option available.
- Customizable: Depending on your personality, you can customize your braces to be metal, clear, gold or an array of colorful elastic hues.
Types of traditional braces
The most common and most affordable orthodontic treatment, traditional metal braces are comprised of high-grade stainless steel, and are what most people picture when they think of braces. Through Dr. Partovi’s “A Smile for Everyone” program, traditional metal braces are available to everyone.
Clear braces are of the same shape and size as metal braces – but they’re made of clear porcelain, which makes them appear virtually invisible which makes them appear virtually invisible. As such, they’re an ideal choice for both teen and adult patients who desire a more discreet way to straighten their teeth
Gold braces are comprised of high-grade stainless steel coated with 24-karat gold. An extremely popular option, they offer a distinct look that patients of all ages love.
A fun way for kids and teens to straighten their teeth, WildSmiles gives patients the opportunity to design their own smile with star, heart, sports, flower and diamond themed brackets.