dental braces

Am I A Good Candidate for Traditional Braces? Creve Coeur MO

Traditional braces are the most common way to treat a variety of orthodontic health problems. Braces use brackets and archwires to gently shift your teeth into a healthier alignment over many months. Whether you want to straighten your smile or correct your bite and jaw alignment, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Can I still eat my favorite foods while wearing braces?

While you can still eat many of your favorite foods while receiving braces treatment, some types of food are not braces-friendly. Chewy candies like caramels and other soft sweets get stuck in the brackets. Hard or crunchy foods also cause damage to your teeth with braces on them.

What to know about Metal or Traditional Braces 

Traditional braces are more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than other options like clear braces or Invisalign aligners and are less expensive. They give your orthodontist the control he needs to move the teeth in small increments at a time. 

The main disadvantage of traditional braces is the metal mouth appearance. While less noticeable orthodontics like clear aligners may seem like a better choice for those who are conscious of their appearance, today’s braces are more visually appealing than in past years, with a range of color options for both the brackets and the elastics. Wearing these types of braces also means that you don’t have to worry about ever misplacing your aligners.