Dependable Orthodontic Treatment with Traditional Braces
Traditional braces can correct even the most complicated orthodontic problems. Traditional braces treatment can fix crooked teeth which make it difficult to prevent dental decay and gum disease, and bite misalignments that make you more susceptible to dental trauma and injury. Traditional braces treatment can also prevent TMJ (jaw-joint disorders) and significantly improve the appearance of a less than confident smile. If you share these orthodontic concerns , you can schedule a consultation appointment for new traditional braces with Woolf Dental in Bakersfield, CA today.
How Do Traditional Braces Work?
Traditional braces have metal brackets that are securely fastened to the fronts and outer sides of your teeth, with a wire running its length. The wire exerts slow but deliberate forces on your misaligned teeth, incrementally moving them into proper alignment and preventing them from drifting back to their prior positions until treatment is complete.
Types of Traditional Braces
Traditional braces can have metal brackets and wires, however, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than in the past. New heat-activated wires can use your body heat to accelerate tooth movement and reduce discomfort. You could also opt for ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except they use tooth colored or “invisible” brackets that seamlessly blend with your natural tooth color.
Do You Need Orthodontic Treatment with Traditional Braces?
Unlike Invisalign treatment, which is extremely useful for cosmetic purposes, traditional braces are specifically designed for fixing complex orthodontic issues. Traditional braces also typically work faster at closing gaps and re-aligning teeth than Invisalign.
Bakersfield Traditional Braces Consultations
Are traditional braces better than Invisalign braces? Not necessarily. Ultimately, Dr. Woolf will have to examine your teeth and consider your individual orthodontic treatment goals before determining which orthodontic treatment is best. Get started on the road to a straighter and healthier smile by scheduling your Bakersfield orthodontic consultation with Dr. Woolf today.