More about fixed braces
Why Opt for Children’s Fixed Braces?
Children’s fixed braces are known to be highly effective. This variety is often employed when more severe orthodontic problems (such as a profound overbite or underbite) need to be corrected.
Other variations such as lingual braces or the Invisalign system might not be able to address such problems. The good news is that modern braces are much more comfortable when compared to the past and children will normally not experience a great deal of discomfort.
Cost is always a concern; particularly if you happen to be dealing with a tight budget. You will therefore be pleased to learn that children’s fixed braces are generally the least expensive type of orthodontic treatment.
Having said this, the results are just as permanent and profound. Fixed braces can be used to correct more serious problems within the mouth. They might also be able to prevent future extractions (such as those associated with wisdom teeth). Of course, this will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Variations of fixed braces for kids
Traditional metal braces
Children’s fixed braces have existed for decades and they have provided amazing results to countless patients. These appliances consist of metallic (or sometimes ceramic) brackets which are affixed to the fronts of the teeth. These brackets are then held in place by a thin and unobtrusive wire. The wire is used to slowly guide the teeth into the appropriate position and to ensure proper alignment.
Unlike in the past, the brackets used today are also noticeably smaller, reducing the visual impact of their presence. A specialist at Moira Wong Orthodontics will describe the process in greater detail as well as how long the braces will need to be worn.
Clear ceramic braces
Clear ceramic braces are a wonderful alternative to traditional metal braces for kids that would like to have a less noticeable treatment. Although the thin wire passed through the brackets is still silver, the braces are hardly noticeable. Furthermore, clear ceramic braces have rounder edges than most metal attachments, causing less irritation to the soft tissue inside the mouth.
Although they may be the preferred option, the brackets of ceramic braces are ever more fragile than those of traditional metal braces. Our specialist orthodontists will be able to advise if they would be a suitable option for your child based on the pressure the brackets will beed to hold amongst other factors.
Check out all case studies:
A gap and overjet treated with traditional metal braces in 1 year and 3 months.
Bite alignment and severe overjet treated with traditional braces over 22 months.
Increased overjet (10mm) and crowded bottom arch corrected within 1 year and 8 months.
Severe overcrowding treated with traditional braces for 1 year and 10 months.
Severe overcrowding and bite misalignment treated within 1 year and 4 months.
Pronounced overcrowding and bite misalignment treated over 2 years and 2 months.
Severe overcrowding treated with clear fixed braces within 20 months.
Overcrowding and overbite treated within 19 months with clear braces.
Crossbite treated with removable braces & fixed braces over 16 months.
Overbite and crowding corrected with clear top and metal bottom fixed braces.
Overjet and crossbite treated with fixed braces over 21 months.
Overcrowding and overbite treated with traditional fixed braces for 1 year and 1 month.
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