Metal braces

Metal braces

Metal braces are classic designs for correcting bite and teeth position. As for aesthetics, here they are inferior to structures made of ceramics and sapphire, but in terms of efficiency they surpass all analogues, allowing to correct serious occlusion defects and dental anomalies.

What are metal braces?

There are the following types of braces:

  • depending on the method of installation: vestibular and lingual;
  • depending on the method of fixing the arc: ligature and ligatureless (self-ligating).

Vestibular structures are fixed on the outer surface of the teeth. They are clearly visible in the mouth, which makes them less popular, despite the fact that modern models are small and comfortable to wear.

Lingual braces are fixed on the inside of the teeth, so they are completely invisible to others. They are highly effective and avoid psychological discomfort.

Ligature braces use elastic ligatures (elastic bands) with which the braces are fixed on the arch. To make the design look more aesthetically pleasing, they are produced with black, silver, white rubber bands. This allows the use of ligatures that will shade the enamel, make the teeth whiter, and if necessary, the patient can choose the product even for the color of the skin and eyes.

The metal bracket system is a budget correction option, suitable for the treatment of any pathologies of the dentition (dystopic canines, teeth with rotation, etc.) and is easy to clean.

How long does the treatment with metal braces take?

The terms of treatment are determined individually in each case. On average, the treatment time is 1-2 years, and with significant defects it can reach 2.5 years.

The duration of treatment depends on the following factors:

  • 1
    The nature and degree of violations. The greater the deformation or curvature of the teeth, the longer the treatment.
  • 2
    Distance between teeth. To combat closely spaced teeth (crowded), additional devices are used or individual teeth are removed, which also increases the duration of treatment.
  • 3
    The general condition of the oral cavity. Before installing braces, the doctor conducts treatment of teeth and soft tissues – the fewer violations, the faster the process of treatment with braces will begin.
  • 4
    Age. It is possible to correct violations at any age, but before the age of 14, the human skeletal system is not yet fully formed, so the teeth are more susceptible to external influences.
  • 5
    The type of braces. The duration of treatment depends on the type of braces, for example, when using self-ligating systems, it is reduced by a quarter.

Installation of metal braces

Before starting orthodontic treatment, the doctor assesses the condition of the oral cavity, takes a panoramic image of the teeth. On the basis of the diagnostic results, braces are selected, the trajectory of occlusion alignment is determined. At this stage, a treatment plan is developed, an impression of the jaw is performed, on the basis of which a bracket system will be created.

Before installing the structure, caries is treated, dental calculus is removed, and soft tissue pathologies are eliminated. When the oral cavity is completely healthy, a bracket system is installed: a separate element is glued to each tooth, after which an arc is inserted into the lock, creating pressure in the desired direction. During treatment, the patient periodically visits the orthodontist. To facilitate adaptation, treatment is carried out in stages. A correction is performed about once a month – the arch is tightened, and every 3-4 months – professional cleaning in dentistry.

With the help of a metal bracket system, almost any bite pathology can be eliminated. After treatment, the results must be fixed, for which a fixed arch is installed on the inner surface of the teeth, which is worn one and a half to two times longer than the bracket systems. It is also possible to wear caps (they are worn at night and for several hours during the day).

Recommendations during treatment with braces

The following rules should be followed from the very first days of wearing braces:

  • After installing braces, you will have to brush your teeth more than twice a day. This should be done after each meal, and if this is not possible, be sure to rinse your mouth with a special liquid.
  • To clean the oral cavity, you should use not only a regular toothbrush, but also special devices: an irrigator, brushes, dental floss.
  • For the duration of treatment, one should refuse to consume solid foods, and in addition, it is necessary to reduce the amount of coffee, tea, and wine consumed.

Treatment with metal braces at Amel Dental Clinic

A metal bracket system is a classic method of bite correction. Despite the different attitudes towards the aesthetic characteristics of these structures, they are unmatched in efficiency and allow you to correct the most serious malocclusion and various dental anomalies in both children and adults. But in any case, the orthodontist will determine the appropriateness of using this or that system.

To make an appointment with a doctor, fill out an application on the website of the dental clinic Amel Dental Clinic, Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk). You can get a free consultation by phone or through one of the communication channels indicated on the website: Telegram, Facebook, WhatsApp, by e-mail. Prices for our services are indicated in the prices on the website. You can learn more about the cost of bite correction using metal braces from our consultants.

Price: Metal braces

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Fixing a metal bracket system from 16 500 UAH
Fixing a metal bracket system
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