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Orthodontics – Conventional Braces

Our orthodontists often recommend this solution for our patients here at Dentapex. Conventional braces or fixed or traditional braces are the best options as they can provide optimal orthodontics outcomes.

What are Fixed or Conventional Braces?

Conventional braces consist of small metal brackets bonded firmly onto teeth. The brackets are connected to thin wires (arch wires), and tension is placed on the wires with small elastic bands. Each brace component applies firm yet gentle pressure on teeth, moving them into the correct locations determined in your treatment plan.

Why Choose Conventional Braces?

Fixed braces can produce extremely precise results, and treatment is very predictable and reliable. And, are often the preferred treatment choice for treating more complicated orthodontic problems. These include tooth alignment and bite issues, and which are less able to be corrected using removable braces that are best for treating more straightforward problems. Also, unlike removable braces, fixed braces work continuously to reposition teeth.

How Do I Look After Conventional Braces?

It is important to ensure you clean around all the brackets and wires thoroughly and to maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine. You will need to spend a little more time on your oral care routine while wearing metal braces, but your straight, healthy smile will be well worth the effort.

Will I Need to Modify My Diet?

It is advised to cut crunchy or hard food into small pieces so you can chew it using only your back teeth, without damaging your braces.

Are There Other Options Other Than Metal Brackets?

Conventional braces have metal brackets, but you can opt for clear ceramic or plastic brackets which are less noticeable. Some people like to embrace their treatment, opting for brightly coloured elastics to create a custom look.

What to Expect While Wearing Braces?

When braces are first fitted, it is normal to feel a bit strange or to experience slight discomfort as teeth begin to shift position. These feelings should disappear within a short while, but if they continue, please contact our orthodontists at Dentapex . We will also need to see you regularly during treatment to adjust your brackets and wires as needed, and to check if treatment is progressing as planned.

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