Must-Know Facts on Metal Braces: 5 Important Resources

Whether you choose metal braces or Invisalign, selecting an orthodontic treatment is a weighty decision.

In addition to the financial investment you’ll make, the option you choose can affect your short-term convenience and comfort as well as the long-term health of your teeth.

Because your orthodontic treatment can have such an impact, it’s critical you gather important information before you select a treatment that lasts for months—or even years.

By far, the most common orthodontic treatment is metal braces, and, in this article, we’re giving you 5 important resources we’ve written on this topic.

From understanding the link between braces and demineralisation to knowing the drawbacks of lingual braces, you’ll be better equipped to make the best choice for your smile.

Here are some must-know facts about metal braces:

1. The Link between Metal Braces and Demineralisation

Demineralisation is a complicated word that simply means the first stage of a cavity. Appearing as white spots on the teeth, demineralisation can ruin a beautiful smile and undermine dental health.

It’s important to know that wearing metal braces and experiencing demineralisation isn’t rare—it’s a well-known problem associated with this orthodontic treatment.

To help you understand this problem better, we’ve written an article explaining…

  • What demineralisation is.
  • The science behind why it occurs.
  • Remineralisation treatments available.

Most importantly, we explain the link between metal braces and suffering from this dental condition. Read more

2. Cavities, Metal Braces and Your Smile

When it comes to keeping your teeth free from cavities, your orthodontic and oral hygiene decisions play a critical role.

If you want to keep your teeth free of decay while you straighten your smile, you’ll want to read our article on cavities and metal braces.

Discover why braces make it easier to develop cavities—yet more difficult to treat them if they occur. Read more

3. How Braces Can Impact Orthodontic Pain

Straightening your smile inevitably causes discomfort and pain. After all, you’re suddenly moving teeth that have been accustomed to the same position for years.

However, you may not know that the orthodontic treatment you choose can potentially decrease the amount of pain you’ll experience.

We’ve written an article that explains why Invisalign might decrease the pain levels you’ll encounter if you choose metal braces. Read more

4. Problems with Ceramic Braces

If you’re considering metal braces, but want a less conspicuous option, ceramic braces can look appealing. While ceramic braces are more discreet, they do have several problems you should know about.

We’ve written an article that reveals…

  • How ceramic braces can stain and change in colour.
  • The part of ceramic braces that will still reveal your orthodontic treatment.
  • Why ceramic braces are just as inconvenient as traditional metal braces.

Read more

5. What You Should Know about Lingual Braces

Lingual braces may appear to be the perfect choice for completely concealing your orthodontic treatment. But make no mistake…

Lingual braces are anything but convenient and can create major challenges—from difficulty cleaning your teeth to oral pain and discomfort.

We’ve written an article to help you get the facts on lingual braces and the potential problems they can create. Read more

While it’s important to understand the challenges of metal braces, it’s just as important to know that metal braces aren’t your only choice for straightening your teeth.

With Invisalign clear aligners, you can correct your crooked smile and experience…

  • A discreet orthodontic option that conceals your treatment so you interact with others without self-consciousness.
  • Conveniently removable aligners that allow you to eat all meals—without restrictions.
  • A treatment that helps you keep your teeth clean and free of cavities.
  • The absence of irritating or painful brackets, archwires and bands associated with metal braces.
  • An easy treatment process as you’ll simply move from one set of aligners to the next.

With Invisalign, there’s no need to sacrifice your convenience, confidence or oral hygiene as you straighten your teeth.

Discover how Invisalign can revolutionise your smile and your treatment experience when you contact your local MiSmile Invisalign provider for a free consultation.

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