Traditional Orthodontics

Traditional orthodontics uses metal braces to straighten teeth. Traditional braces are the most common type of braces used to straighten teeth. If you are a candidate for traditional braces and you have severe teeth misalignment issues, metal braces will typically be the best option for you.


How do braces work?


Traditional metal braces are the most commonly used type of orthodontic braces. The metal brackets are bonded to your teeth, and a wire runs through them. The wire is held in place using rubber bands. The brackets and rubber bands are changed periodically throughout treatment. The wires and braces combine and apply pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner, thereby moving the teeth to their orthodontically right positions as required.


What are alternatives to traditional braces?


Traditional orthodontics uses metal wires and brackets to straighten teeth. But there are several alternatives on the market that don’t use metal.

  • Ceramic braces are a great option for people looking for a more discreet way to straighten their teeth. The brackets are tooth-colored and blend in with the teeth.
  • Lingual braces are another option. They attach to the back (tongue side) of the teeth. They’re less common than metal braces, but they’re still an option.
  • Patients can also choose Invisalign, which uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are removable, making eating and oral hygiene easier.


What are the benefits of traditional Orthodontics?


Traditional braces use metal brackets that are attached to each individual tooth. The brackets are connected by a wire, which gently applies pressure to move your teeth into their correct alignment. Traditional braces offer a range of great benefits.


Traditional braces move your teeth faster than almost any other malocclusion treatment. Traditional braces can also correct more complex cases that other malocclusion treatments can’t. Traditional braces are also the most inexpensive orthodontic treatment on the market. The treatment duration is also comparatively lower with dental braces as compared to other orthodontic aligners.


When is traditional Orthodontics recommended?


Traditional orthodontics is typically recommended when a patient’s bite is out of alignment. Teeth that are not properly aligned can lead to tooth damage and pain. When a patient’s bite is out of alignment, it can cause issues with jaw pain, teeth grinding, and tooth decay. A patient’s jaw may also protrude or appear too small, which can be unattractive.


Are traditional Orthodontics covered by dental insurance?


Traditional metal braces are covered by dental insurance in most cases. However, some insurance policies may not cover the cost of metal braces. Therefore, your dentist may recommend the best orthodontic solution based on your coverage and oral condition.


To find out more about the dental services offered at Wagner Dental, call (702)-878-5599 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2045 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134.

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