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What Are the Benefits of Classic Braces?

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 8:29 pm
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It seems like there are more options to straighten your teeth with each passing year, so selecting the option that suits you best can be challenging. Even as clear braces are gaining in popularity, metal braces still have many benefits. As you consider your method of treatment, read on to hear from Dr. Fran and the team at Sensational Smiles about when classic braces in Ripon are still the optimal choice for a straighter smile.

Superior Choice for Complex Issues

Clear aligners can fix a wide variety of issues, but if you have more complex orthodontic problems, they may not be the right option for you. An example might be if you have an “impacted tooth” that is buried beneath the gum tissue.  It is best to use regular braces to bring the impacted tooth into your arch.

They Are Not Removable

When someone has clear aligners, they must commit to wearing them for at least 22 hours each day. Of course, they can be taken out from time to time to have snacks. The tricky part is remembering to put them back in! With classic braces, you don’t need this same type of self-discipline to have successful treatment. Just be sure that you are carefully cleaning your smile regularly.

Treatment Time Is Shortened

Because metal braces move teeth into their new locations using different “force patterns” than clear aligners, it may be that treatment time is a bit shorter. Aligners typically require 40 or more trays for standard treatment, and often, additional scans are needed for “finishing trays,” which continue to make the teeth as straight as possible. Once braces are placed, there is only an occasional “repositioning” of brackets that may be necessary to perfect tooth alignment.

Responsibility Is Reduced for You

No matter what, all patients undergoing orthodontic treatment need to do an excellent job of cleaning their teeth, regardless of the type of treatment chosen. Keeping track of where your braces are is a bit easier because they are not removable! Invisalign is an excellent option for many people, however, when it comes to keeping track of the aligners, it is possible for someone to run into trouble.

If you are the type of person who tends to constantly lose your phone, keys, or TV remote, you may not want to risk it with clear aligners. We want to help you make the right decision so your treatment can come to a speedy and SUCCESSFUL conclusion! Give us a call to discuss your particular needs. You just may discover that classic braces in Ripon are the clear choice for you!

About the Author

Dr. Frances Hamman is the orthodontist in Ripon you can trust with your family’s smiles. She earned her dental doctorate from Creighton University and then attained her degree in orthodontics from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hamman served on active duty in the United States Navy for six years. If you are interested in classic braces, she can help you correct a wide array of issues like crossbite, underbite, or overlapping teeth, to name only a few. Schedule a consultation on her website or by calling (920) 748-7130.

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