Traditional metal braces have been the orthodontic treatment cornerstone for many years and are the most commonly used still today.
Advancements in materials technology have made metal braces smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than ever.
You can look forward to customizing your look with colored elastic ties each time you visit.
Traditional metal braces have four main components:
- Brackets, made of stainless steel or titanium, are sleeker and smaller than the brackets of old.
- Archwires are the thin metal wires that connect each bracket and apply pressure to the teeth to help move them into alignment.
- Ligature elastics or ties are used to hold the archwire in place and come in a wide array of colors.
- Bands are metal rings that are placed on the back molars to anchor the archwire in place throughout treatment.
During braces treatment, Lampros & Reopelle Orthodontics will change the archwire or elastics at each visit. You can customize your look every time you come in for an appointment!
Clear dental Braces Roanoke
Lampros & Reopelle Orthodontics is pleased to offer clear braces for teen and adult patients looking for a more discreet option to straighten their smile. Clear braces are crafted from durable, clear or tooth-colored materials like ceramics, rather than metal. They are comfortable and maybe less irritating to the inner aspects of the mouth. Ligatures or ties are still required when using clear braces treatment. Patients can choose from a wide array of colors or clear or pearl-colored ties for a more natural look.
Not all patients are candidates for clear braces. Clear braces are slightly more brittle than traditional metal braces and may not be recommended for more difficult orthodontic cases. Clear braces are generally reserved for the upper front teeth.
At Lampros & Reopelle Orthodontics, we can help you can decide if clear or ceramic braces are the right treatment for you. Dr. Lampros and Dr. Reopelle can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact our practice at (540) 306-5291 and schedule an appointment today.
YES! Dental braces are an effective way to straighten crooked teeth and correct common dental problems such as overbite and underbite. Traditional metal braces have been the orthodontic treatment cornerstone for many years and are the most commonly used today.
You can definitely use Traditional Braces for this process. However, it can take several months, depending on the original position of the tooth. Make sure always to follow the instructions provided by your Orthodontist for the best results.
You can enjoy the benefits of straightened teeth and a perfect smile using traditional braces, even if you currently have a dental bridge. The process of bonding the bracket to a piece of restorative dentistry is more complicated than doing so to your natural teeth. Expect the process to take slightly longer and to have a couple of additional considerations if you have a dental bridge.
On average, orthodontic treatment with traditional braces takes anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on your specific situation. As with any treatment, make sure to follow the instructions provided by your Orthodontist. The primary factor determining the length of your treatment is compliance with your orthodontist’s instructions.
Orthodontic treatment with both Invisalign and traditional braces in Roanoke is exceptionally efficient at fixing common and complex issues. We can use either method to help you achieve a beautiful smile and overall good oral health. Consult with your Orthodontist which option is the best fit for your lifestyle and about any conditions preventing you from getting either treatment.