Metal Braces

What Are Metal Braces?

Traditional metal braces in Singapore comprise of high-grade stainless steel brackets, ligature elastomeric bands and an archwire. They are mainly used to correct crooked teeth and align them with the natural position of the jaw. As the most commonly seen type of braces, the versatility of metal brackets braces is unmatched and can be used for a variety of dental problems and conditions.

They also prove to be the most popular option for orthodontic treatment. Because they are more competitively priced, it offers excellent value for money, making them the preferred choice for most patients. In addition to the cost savings, there are multiple benefits to using metal braces.

Benefits of Metal Braces

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  • They are more robust than other braces types. Stainless steel braces can remedy even the most severe cases of crooked and misaligned teeth.

  • They are more durable, boasting a high level of durability along with little to no chipping or cracking. You can wear them longer as they are able to tolerate pressure well. Metal braces are designed to last the entire duration of your treatment.

  • They allow for self-expression! With stainless steel braces, patients can have fun with their orthodontic treatment and try different coloured bands to show off their personality.

    Be creative and feel free to ask for different colors of braces at each adjustment visit. If you are not sure what colors go well, ask our friendly dentist for the latest trend suggestions.

When To Get Braces

Getting metal dental braces can be a big decision for patients and their parents. A suitable age to start braces will be around the time when all baby teeth have fallen out, which usually is around 12 to 14 years old. A typical braces treatment duration is around 2 years and this requires a patient’s commitment to maintain oral hygiene and take care of his or her teeth during this time.

Braces are not just for kids or teens. Adults may get braces to fix an existing dental problem, while others might choose to get braces just because they want straighter teeth. Nevertheless, you should schedule for a dental checkup as early as possible to detect any dental or jaw issues. Some dentofacial problems can be corrected with early braces intervention while in growing stages.

Some reasons to get traditional metal braces early include:

  • Minimising risks of gum disease and tooth decay
  • Improving your overall appearance
  • Correcting dentofacial deformities
  • Prevention of crowding of the teeth, thus avoiding problems associated with teeth that are abnormally positioned
  • Breaking bad habits like thumb-sucking and chewing on pencils or pens, which can cause chipped or broken teeth

The Braces Practice

At The Braces Practice, our mission is to improve the overall health and looking of your smile through quality orthodontic treatment. If you’re looking for braces treatment, it’s vital to find a clinic that specialises in it and can give you the best results.

We have a team of experienced dentists who will be able to provide you with outstanding quality of care. We offer continuity of treatment to make sure you get the best metal dental braces experience in Singapore.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of metal is used in braces?

High-grade stainless steel is commonly used in metal dental braces in Singapore. It is a strong and durable material that can handle the forces involved in teeth straightening.Moreover, stainless steel is safe for oral use and does not cause any harmful reactions.These qualities make it an excellent choice for creating the brackets and wires that compose the structure of metal braces.

How do metal braces work?

Traditional metal braces work by applying gentle, continuous pressure to move the teeth into their desired positions gradually. Dentists help to periodically adjust the wires, which act as the main force to guide the teeth into proper alignment. This controlled pressure and adjustments allow for effective teeth straightening and bite correction over time.

Are metal braces uncomfortable?

Initially, wearing metal dental braces may cause some level of discomfort as the mouth adjusts to the presence of the brackets and wires. However, it is also important to note that each person will have their own unique experience with braces.

It is also possible to manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications. Dentists can also take measures to minimise discomfort and provide solutions, such as recommending salt-water rinses to alleviate any potential discomfort caused by the braces.

How long do I need to wear metal braces?

The time required to wear metal braces depends on the specific dental problems being addressed. Generally, the treatment duration for metal braces in Singapore ranges from 1 to 3 years. Factors such as the severity of misalignment, bite issues, and individual response to treatment play a role in determining the exact timeframe. Regular check-ups with your dentist will help monitor progress and provide a more accurate estimate of how long you need to wear metal braces.

Can I eat normally with metal braces?

With metal dental braces, you can continue to enjoy most of your favourite foods. However, it is important to be mindful of what you eat. Hard or sticky foods should be avoided as they have the potential to damage the braces or get stuck in them. By making conscious choices and avoiding these types of foods, you can still have a normal and enjoyable eating experience while undergoing dental treatment with metal braces.

How do I take care of my metal braces?

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial when wearing traditional metal braces. Brush your teeth thoroughly after meals, making sure to clean around the brackets and wires. Regular flossing is also important, using interdental brushes or floss threaders to reach difficult areas. Your dentist will provide specific instructions on how to care for your braces, ensuring you maintain good oral health throughout your treatment.

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