Braces often get a bad rap when it comes to options for straightening your teeth. However, they are still a popular choice for children and even adults. At Kids First Dental in Lancaster, we can help you determine if traditional braces are the right choice for you.
Traditional braces are often the last option in teeth realignment procedures. This is mostly due to its visibility and unfashionable stigmas. However, most people are unaware that technology has advanced to the point of “traditional” braces being smaller, with thinner wires and tinier brackets. We have come a long way from the unsightly headgear from way back when.
Patients even have options nowadays. Some may choose to have tooth colored elastic bands that are practically invisible. Or, for those who like to be a bit bolder, they may choose bright colored bands.
Another advantage to wearing traditional braces is that they do not stain. Other braces, such as “clear” aligners, will become stained over time, making them less and less clear.
When deciding on traditional braces, the cost is definitely a huge factor. However, as surprising as it may seem, traditional metal braces are actually cheaper than the clear options. Metal braces usually cost as little as $3,000. While the clear option can run up to $8,000.
Caring for traditional braces is certainly a task that cannot be overlooked. Often times, food and plaque become wedged underneath and between the wires and brackets. However, this is nothing to be concerned about There are many tools, such as waterpiks (a water flossing system) or soft picks that help you get that nook and crannies with relative ease.
Choosing traditional braces is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, at Kids First Dental in Lancaster, we will be with you every step of the way, answering all of your questions and removing any burden from your shoulders. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and see what we can do for you. Book an appointment today!