By Dr. Richard Rowan
January 10, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
In this day and age, orthodontic technology has given you multiple treatment options. From invisalign to lingual braces, you have more choices to discuss with your orthodontist in Merced, Dr. Richard Rowan. In the past, traditional braces were the primary orthodontic device recommended for malocclusion issues, and it’s for a good reason. Invisalign and lingual braces can offer you discreet treatment, but in many cases, traditional braces can promise better results. How is that possible? Read below for more information.
Fixed Appliance: Metal Braces
Removable aligners, lingual braces, ceramic brackets and metal braces treat malocclusion—that’s the common function. Most people believe the only difference between metal braces and other orthodontic devices is that traditional braces are more noticeable. But metal braces differ for other reasons, good ones.
- Durability – metal wires and brackets are stronger than ceramic or lingual braces and plastic aligners.
- Strength – All orthodontic devices treat malocclusion cases, but metal braces are the best choice for severe bite or spacing issues. Your Merced orthodontist wants to improve the alignment, function and esthetic look of your teeth—metal braces can provide those results. Plus, it’s harder for teeth to resist movement when wearing metal braces.
- Shorter treatment time – If you have severe misalignment, other devices will take longer to make your teeth shift. Metal braces are the best treatment option to fix severe malocclusion.
If you want to know more about your orthodontic options, talk to your Merced orthodontist. Do you think a fixed or removable appliance is your perfect fit?