If you’ve been considering teeth realignment treatment, you’ll probably be aware that there are many different programmes to choose from.
We tend to talk a lot about newer, more modern, programmes such as Invisalign or lingual braces. However, traditional fixed braces are still a very popular choice, and for good reason.
Here are five big benefits of traditional fixed braces.
1. They’re suitable for everyone
Some orthodontic treatment programmes are only suitable for certain types of malocclusion. However, fixed braces are suitable for everyone.
2. They’re effective
Traditional fixed braces are incredibly effective. Whatever your particular malocclusion, you can be confident that a fixed brace will most certainly be able to address it.
3. They’re affordable
Traditional fixed braces are available on the NHS for people under the age of 18 who demonstrate a clear clinical need for treatment. Fixed braces can also be a more affordable choice for adults who want to address their teeth alignment but perhaps don’t have the budget for other treatment options.
4. You can’t lose them or forget to put them in
Removable aligners can be a great option for many people, but you will need to remember to wear them as regularly as possible. For some people this is a problem and can lengthen their treatment time as a result. A fixed brace is a great option for those who think they may have trouble remembering to wear an aligner.
5. You don’t have to take them out to eat or drink
If you have a removable retainer, you will need to take it out to eat and drink. Some people don’t like to do this and may prefer to be able to eat and drink with a traditional fixed brace firmly in place.
Could a traditional fixed brace be right for you? You can read more about the pros and cons of this particular orthodontic choice on the Orthokind York website