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Dr. Chahal offers comprehensive orthodontic evaluation and treatment in Calgary for children and adults. Metal braces offer several benefits and we can use them to treat a range of orthodontic concerns to straighten teeth and improve bite function. Traditional metal braces allow us to shift your teeth into the proper alignment gradually.
Traditional metal braces are more effective than clear aligner systems when correcting severe to complex dental health concerns, overcrowding, and bite problems. In some cases, patients can begin their orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces and finish with invisible braces, such as Invisalign.
What Can Metal Braces Treat?
Your personalized orthodontic treatment is designed to address our specific needs. Our team can work with you to determine if traditional metal braces are the best solution for your smile. Dentist may use metal braces to address the following concerns:
- Moving the permanent teeth into the appropriate position
- Creating space for erupting teeth
- Helps reduce the risk of impacted teeth
- Improving eruption patterns
- Shortening treatment time for corrective orthodontics
- Improving certain types of speech problems
Malocclusion may be the result of certain factors such as missing teeth, abnormal jaw development, bad dental habits, crowded teeth, and other dental concerns. We may recommend traditional metal braces to address a vast range of orthodontic problems. They are ideal for children, teens, and adults who are in need of orthodontic treatment.
In many cases, it is best to treat orthodontic issues during the earliest stages of development. Some patients may even be able to forgo advanced orthodontic care with early intervention.
What Are Braces Made Of?
Traditional braces are typically created using titanium or stainless steel. A set of braces has three parts.
- Brackets: We use special glue to attach a bracket to the tooth that holds them in place.
- Archwires: An archwire connects each bracket.
- Elastics: Elastics connect the archwire to the bracket. Elastics are customizable, and you can change the colors during your appointment.
Metal Braces: What to Expect
Dr. Chahal has completed advanced training in orthodontics to offer patients care that is comprehensive and results that are predictable and lasting. Your dentist in Calgary performs a thorough evaluation of your dental health, including the function of your bite to identify malocclusion that needs to be addressed with orthodontics.
If metal braces is the best option to treat your needs, Dr. Chahal will create a treatment plan for you. The first visit will involve taking dental impressions.
We use your unique impressions to create your metal braces. We design them to move your teeth into the proper position. During treatment, you will visit with us periodically to monitor your progress.
When we place your custom brackets and wires, it should take less than an hour. You should feel very little discomfort if any at all. After getting used to the feel of the new brackets on the teeth, most patients enjoy a comfortable and pain free treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Braces
How long do you have to wear metal braces?
The duration that patients need to wear braces made up of metal varies depending on the severity of the misalignment, and the patient’s body’s response to treatment. In most cases it lasts anywhere between 18 months to three years.
Do metal braces damage or stain teeth?
An orthodontist will glue the metal braces to the surface of teeth with wires that attach to the brackets to move the teeth. This makes it very difficult to cleans one’s teeth. The patient must take good care of their teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment with metal braces. If not, their teeth may become stained, and they may be left with white spots after the brackets are removed.
Can I get braces as an adult?
Braces work best for patients in their youth, or teenage year. However, we can use them to straighten crooked teeth of anyone, no matter their age. Many adults get braces in their 30s and 40s. Having straightened teeth gives patients of any age a boost in their confidence in their smile.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions available to patients. Dr. Chahal and our dental care team will work with you to determine if metal braces are right for you. If you would like to explore your treatment options, visit Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB. To schedule an appointment, call (587) 410-0821 or request an appointment online.