Straighten Your Smile With Dr. Adatia
While there are other options available now, metal braces remain the most tried and true method for straightening teeth. And thanks to a number of technological advancements, today’s braces are more user-friendly and less noticeable than ever before.
What Are Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces consist of individual brackets that are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth. These brackets are held together by an archwire that stretches across your teeth. Additional support is often provided by rubber bands called elastics that help adjust the position of your bite.
About once a month, Dr. Adatia will tighten the archwire across the brackets, gradually moving your teeth into proper alignment. Individual treatment times will vary depending on the severity of your orthodontic problems, lasting anywhere from a few months to a few years. During your initial consultation, Dr. Adatia will provide you with a timeline estimate for your treatment.
Why Choose Traditional Braces?
Some patients aren’t bothered by misaligned teeth and think of them as a mere cosmetic issue. In fact, orthodontic problems can actually contribute to a wide variety of health consequences including jaw pain, cavities, gum disease, excessive wear on your teeth, and difficulty chewing.
These potential symptoms don’t even include the impact that crooked teeth can have on your self-esteem. For all of these reasons and more, it’s crucial to correct any alignment issues as soon as possible — and traditional braces remain the most reliable and versatile orthodontic treatment.
Beware of DIY Orthodontics
The internet can be a valuable resource for many things, but there’s also lots of false or misleading information out there. While there are a lot of DIY (do it yourself) braces and orthodontic treatments advertised online, these should be avoided at all costs for the sake of your health and safety.
Orthodontic treatment requires advanced knowledge and precision that can only be obtained through several years of training and education. As a result, attempting to straighten teeth on your own can have disastrous consequences. Be wary of any DIY braces that you see online, as they can lead to severe pain and make your alignment issues even worse.
Visit Symmetry Dental For Traditional Braces
Even with all the advancements in orthodontics, traditional braces are still the most reliable way to straighten your teeth and achieve a healthy smile. If you’re interested in learning more, call our Calgary, AB practice at (403) 271-2661 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Adatia.