|Traditional braces (metal braces) is the gold standard of orthodontic treatment. With advancements in the orthodontic field, traditional braces are not made with the same bulky materials as they had been in the past. Our doctors and staff here at New England Orthodontic Specialists can offer you a consultation to provide you with more information on traditional braces.
What to expect from traditional braces
Metal braces have a bad rap for being awkward and obvious. But today, metal braces use smaller and sleeker brackets, and lighter wires to improve their appearance. Year after year, the durability and reliability of metal braces has kept them as the top treatment option in orthodontics. While metal braces might sound uncomfortable, the technology used today helps prevent irritation and makes them a comfortable option. They are a straightforward and economical way to correct almost all types of orthodontic problems. Because metal braces are so effective, you may start to see some small changes in your smile in a short period of time.
After the orthodontist reviews your treatment options with you, the next step is bonding (temporarily gluing) the braces to your teeth. This process usually takes 1-2 hours to complete. We will show you how to care for your teeth while wearing braces. You may experience some mild pain and gum irritation for a few days and this is normal as you get used to wearing braces.