5 Valuable Benefits of Traditional Braces

Many people understandably look for more discreet and subtle alternatives to traditional braces. However, like all dental treatments, traditional metallic braces are more modern and efficient than ever. They can provide effective treatment for a number of orthodontic issues for patients of all ages.

At Manhasset Dental Arts, our dentists Dr. Elizabeth Abrams, Dr. Michael Abrams, and our team offer a range of family dentistry services at our office in Manhasset, New York.

5 benefits of traditional braces

Some of the benefits and advantages of traditional braces include:

1. Treat complex orthodontic problems

The best type of braces for your orthodontic needs depends on your specific bite issue and its complexity. 

While other types of braces are effective in many cases, traditional braces are sometimes the best option to treat advanced or complicated alignment problems like extensive spacing or overcrowding for example.

Following a comprehensive dental exam and review of your oral health history, our dentists can recommend the best orthodontic treatment for your needs.

Depending on your circumstances, traditional braces may be the best option available to ensure you get the orthodontic treatment you need.

2. Proven track record

Traditional braces have been the standard orthodontic treatment for decades. Like other dental treatments, they’ve been modernized and updated and continue to deliver the best results for a range of orthodontic issues from an overbite, crossbite, and underbite to severe crowding and misalignment problems.

3. Affordable

Traditional braces are often more affordable than other treatments, making them an attractive option for families of all income levels.

4. Durability

Traditional braces consist of metallic brackets and wire appliances that can be less prone to cracks and damage than other types of braces. Their durability is one of the reasons traditional braces are often better equipped to handle more complex and intricate orthodontic problems.

5. Improve your oral health

Orthodontic treatment is about more than improving the cosmetic features of your smile. Bite and alignment problems can also lead to oral health problems in the future. 

For example, overcrowding can make it difficult to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease.

Like other dental restorations and treatments, braces are an investment in your overall oral health.

How to choose the right braces for your needs

While orthodontic treatment is most common in childhood and adolescence, adults often need braces as well. You’re never too old to invest in your smile and get the oral health treatment you need.

The first step in determining whether you need braces and the best type for your needs is to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive dental exam. We have several options available to help you choose the best braces for your orthodontic needs.

For more information about the benefits of traditional braces, and to find out if they’re a good option for you or your child, contact us at Manhasset Dental Arts today to schedule an appointment.

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