It is rare for teeth to be perfectly straight. Imperfections are sometimes slight or unimportant, but in some individuals they are severe and require long-term treatment. And even if the teeth themselves are straight there can be alignment problems between the jaws, airway obstructions that compromises breathing, or possible problems with facial development. Orthodontic treatment deals with these problems, usually during the teenage years, and often to prevent further problems occurring at a latter age.
Orthodontic metal braces are used to straighten and align teeth. They are typically applied during the teenage years because this is the earliest point at which the adult teeth are sufficiently developed, and it allows the individual to enjoy the benefits of their treatment for their full adult life.
Metal Braces: Orthodontic braces are made up of two main parts: The orthodontic brackets and the arch wire. The arch wire runs through the bracket on each tooth, and exerts a constant pressure upon each bracket to move teeth into the desired position. It can take anywhere between a few months and two years before the teeth are correctly aligned.
Metal Braces are the most popular and least expensive option, and efficiently achieve excellent results. Unlike some alternatives they are neither hidden or camouflaged in any way, and may not be considered aesthetically appealing.
- Align Teeth
- Improve appearance
- Alieviate speech Problems
- Treat Gum Disease
- Correct Jaw Disorders
- Align the top and lower jaw (Malocclusion)
- Close the Spaces between Teeth
While most of the results achieved thought braces are cosmetic they can also alleviate headaches, breathing issues and jaw joint pain.