Traditional braces are still a great, affordable option for treating a variety of orthodontic issues: gaps, crowding, overbites, or underbites. The brackets we use nowadays are a good bit smaller than the tooth shackles of yesteryear and use a simple door-system to hold the wires in place, which shortens appointment time and makes treatment more effective and way less painful than it used to be. Really, a touch of silver in your grin may be just what you’re looking for.
Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces
Our patients with a bigger bone to pick with their smile because of large gaps, severe crowding or misalignment, or major bite issues see the biggest improvements in the look of their teeth with metal braces. With traditional braces, the roots of teeth and the crowns (the part you see above the gums) move sequentially for a gradual yet more permanent change to your smile. The new materials and techniques used in orthodontics make braces more comfortable than ever before, too, so you won't be stuck eating soup for days or weeks while you adjust to the new braces. And, of course, one of the most appealing aspects of metal braces is their affordability. Compared to other orthodontic options, metal braces are the most cost effective.
If metal braces aren’t your style, we provide 3M Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets. They’re a bit subtler. The translucent ceramic brackets blend with the color of your teeth and remain stain-free throughout treatment. For a little extra style, add some color around the clear brackets to spruce up your smile. Clear braces work just like metal braces. They just do it with a lower profile. You can keep your style and improve your smile at the same time!
Which Braces Are Right for Me?
The only way to really know is to come in and let us take a look in your mouth. We'll analyze your needs, listen to your concerns, and help you make a decision on clear braces versus metal.
The Cost of Braces
You can't put a price on the improvement in your confidence when you finally get a smile that you love showing off. But we get it; money is important, and before starting orthodontic treatment, it's important to know how much braces cost. When you come in for an orthodontic consultation, we won't just talk about your dream smile. We'll also talk about how we can fit that dream smile into your very real budget. Stroope Orthodontics is insurance friendly and offers convenient in-house financing. Our team wants to make sure you love your smile, so talk with us about your financial options.