Dental Metal Braces
Farmington Hills, MI
Braces are the best method to correct tooth misalignment. They are very common and safe.
Reasons People Get Braces
There are two main reasons to get braces. The first is to improve the appearance of your teeth. A smile with straight, evenly spaced teeth is seen as more attractive and trustworthy.
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The second is more geared towards health. Braces can fix structural issues in the mouth and jaw and can lead to better tooth and gum health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean and make chewing easier. Correcting dental issues early can also help prevent complications later in life.
The most common type of braces are the dental metal braces. They consist of metal brackets which are adhered to the teeth and then connected by wires. The brackets move along the wires and slowly move teeth into their new positions.
There can also be rubber bands and other appliances added to the braces depending on the need. Some of the bands are to aid moving the teeth. Others are to help protect the inside of the mouth. These can be different colors depending on what the wearer chooses.
The average length of time braces are worn is between 1 and 3 years.Braces can be put on after the majority of the wearers permanent teeth have come in.
Advantages of Metal Braces
The dental metal braces are usually the cheapest option of all the braces. They also tend to be one of the faster options.
The brackets of metal braces are much smaller than many years ago. This makes them more comfortable and less noticeable than older style brackets.
New technology has also created better wires. Heat activates these new wires, and they move the teeth more smoothly and efficiently which can reduce the amount of time they need to be worn.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334