Benefits of metal braces
Other orthodontic appliances on the market, such as clear braces and Invisalign have meant metal braces sometimes get overlooked by patients. This is understandable because to be fair, metal braces aren’t the most discreet of treatment options. The brackets and archwires are visible and you can’t take them off to brush and floss your teeth, like you can with Invisalign aligners.
That’s not to say they don’t have their benefits. At Class 1 Orthodontics, we believe metal braces have a lot going for them. Here’s why:
- More sleek and comfortable than ever before. Traditionally, metal braces were considered very obvious and clunky, but today they're different. Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, braces are less intrusive and more discreet.
- Still a very common treatment option. Metal braces are still the most common treatment option among children and teens due to the popular reputation the appliance has developed worldwide.