Everybody desires naturally straight and white teeth, but some of us are luckier than others. For people whose teeth start to grow crooked there are options available such as traditional metal braces.
Metal braces are one of the best methods for teeth straightening and are a very common treatment among adults and children.
Straight teeth aren’t only aesthetically pleasing as there are quite a few health benefits to them. They're easier to keep clean meaning they are less likely to develop problems later on in life, such as tooth decay.
Getting braces is an exciting process but it doesn’t come without its questions and concerns from patients. So we’ve listed 3 things you should know before starting your brace treatment.
Cost of Appliances
Metal braces are actually one of the more affordable braces treatments available here at Oldham Orthodontics. But it’s important you do your research to ensure you can afford to complete the whole treatment with results you’re aiming for.
Pain and Discomfort
So many of our patients ask us whether braces hurt and the answer varies depending on the person. Braces use a technique where the teeth are pushed into a straighter position so you may feel slight discomfort. This discomfort is more likely to be apparent after tightening which is why we advise our patients to take pain relief, such as paracetamol, a few hours before their appointment.
Length of Treatment
Brace treatment is a complicated process and if you really want great results then you may have to accept the fact that you may be wearing them for a while. Of course treatment time does vary from patient to patient, but the average wear time for metal braces is usually around 2 years.
If you’re considering braces and have any queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Oldham Orthodontics. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about metal braces or any of our other orthodontic treatments.