Modern orthodontists provide many more options than were available when you were a kid, but traditional metal braces are still the right option for many patients. If your child has crooked teeth, dental misalignment or gaps between their teeth, consider choosing traditional braces from Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics.

How Do Traditional Braces Work?Happy guy

Braces of all kinds work by applying constant, gentle pressure to teeth, correcting alignment issues to create a straight, even smile. In traditional braces, metal brackets and wires are used to hold the teeth in place. These brackets anchor to the front of the teeth, making them clearly visible, but their appearance can be customized with the use of colored bands so kids can express themselves.

Why Choose Metal Braces?

Some modern alternatives to traditional braces include ceramic braces, lingual braces (which are placed on the inside of teeth instead of the outside) and Invisalign clear plastic mouth guards. While all of these options can be very effective, they are not always the best choice. During your initial appointment our orthodontist will go over these options with you to decide on the best course of treatment for your child’s particular case. Metal braces pose many advantages to other orthodontic appliances:
  • They are the most affordable option.
  • They are easier to keep clean than other options.
  • They work more quickly than other options.
  • They are effective for even serious dental problems that cannot be treated by other options.
Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and easy to wear than ever before, and their efficiency means that your child will not need to wear them as long to see permanent results. If you’re looking for an effective and affordable solution for your child’s dental alignment problems, contact us today to learn whether traditional braces are the best choice for you!

Call 892.9010 for the West Side or 299.9606 for the Northeast Heights to learn more about our orthodontists!