“What kind of braces do I need?”, “Do I want to carry something on my teeth for such a long time?”, “Can I afford the cost?”, “Am I not too old to get braces?”, “Will it actually work or this is just a waste of money?”- If you ever considered getting braces, these questions must have crossed your mind once or twice. We don’t blame you. For a medical procedure that important, you should question and weigh all the pros and cons.
There have been many advances in the field of orthodontics in recent years. And we have conquered almost every bit of self-doubt with invention of newer technologies. So, now there is practically no excuse to skip fixing your crooked teeth. But what you need to think about is which type suits you the best. You need a professional to look at your case and recommend you a solution. Here in this article one of the basic questions has been addressed, ‘Which way to go; Traditional braces or Fast braces?’ We hope this read helps you make your decision if you are looking for an answer.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Traditional braces are brackets that are mounted on the front of the teeth and are connected by a wire. This wire is replaced each month, pulling the teeth into a straight line over time. Fortunately today’s metal braces are noticeably smaller. And new heat-activated arch wires move your teeth more quickly and less painfully as they respond to your body’s heat.
Metal braces will work for patients of almost all ages. As they are the most traditional type of braces, they are also the most commonly used, especially in the teen population. Anyone with crooked teeth or who needs help correcting an over- or under bite may be a good candidate for traditional braces. They are also most commonly prescribed for people who need more intense treatment straightening out the teeth.
Pros: Because they are the most common, metal braces are usually the most affordable type of braces. They are also quite effective, even for people with severely crooked teeth. Furthermore, there is the option of coloured braces too. While adults may shun the idea of noticeable braces, the coloured ligatures involved with traditional braces makes it fun for kids and teens.
Cons: Traditional braces are very noticeable to people with whom you interact.
Fast braces are similar to traditional braces in appearance, only they act much more quickly. A triangular-shaped bracket with an elevated slot increases the flexibility of the wires that connect the brackets. This allows the roots and crowns of teeth to move into place simultaneously rather than in stages, as is the case with traditional braces.
Like Metal braces, Fast braces can be worn by anyone too. They're particularly attractive to adults who want to spend as little time as possible wearing braces.
Pros: While traditional braces often take one to two years to straighten the teeth, Fast braces take only six months to a year. They are also available in clear varieties for those who want to reduce the appearance of braces.
Cons: Fast braces can cause more discomfort than traditional braces or aligners due to the speed at which the teeth are moving.
At Ace Dental, our experts will study your condition and suggest the best possible solution for your teeth. Whichever option you choose, we have the expertise and technology to make this experience a life changing one.