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Traditional Braces Underwood

Despite the rise of plastic aligners, conventional braces remain a popular choice for straightening teeth.

Modern braces are more discreet and more comfortable than ever. They can also be more effective than aligners, particularly in complex orthodontic cases.

Parts of conventional braces, Braces have three main parts:

  • Brackets – small, square blocks that are glued to each tooth.
  • Archwire –  to connect all the brackets together.
  • Rubber bands – also called ormalasts, ligatures or modules – that attach the wire onto each bracket.

Types of braces

There are two main types of regular braces: metal braces and ceramic braces.

Metal braces
Metal braces are the most prevalent orthodontic appliance and the best to fix severe teeth crowding. They’re the metal braces, cost less than the ceramic brackets but also the most conspicuous.

Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces have tooth-coloured or clear ceramic brackets that blend in with your teeth. They can be prone to staining if you don’t take proper care of them. Ceramic braces cost more than metal braces but work faster than plastic aligners.

Benefits of Our Underwood Braces

Braces exert pressure on teeth to straighten them, and your jaw gradually realigns in a natural, healthy way. As your teeth become used to the pressure, the underlying bone structure gets stronger.
Braces can address a wide range of dental problems, including:
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Crowded teeth.
  • Gapped teeth.
  • Misaligned jaw due to an uneven bite.
Braces can also correct bite problems such as:
  • Underbite – when the lower teeth project beyond the upper teeth
  • Overbite – upper front teeth overlap lower teeth.
  • Crossbite – upper teeth bite on the inside of lower teeth
  • Open bite – upper and lower teeth fail to make proper contact
One of the major aesthetic benefits of braces is that they enhance your smile to boost your self-regard. They also eliminate embarrassment about revealing unsightly teeth when you laugh or eat.
Straight teeth not only look better but are easier to clean, which lessens the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Are braces right for you?

Braces treatment typically takes 18 to 24 months, depending on the complexity of the case, so you need the motivation to make a long-term commitment. You’ll also need to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their new position after your braces are removed.
That said, correcting crooked teeth and bite problems is crucial to protect your oral health as well as give you a straight, attractive smile.

Contact us to discover whether our traditional braces in Underwood are your best teeth straightening option.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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