Traditional braces are a tried-and-true method of straightening teeth. Although it may not be as appealing because of its appearance, traditional braces are an effective option for correcting most orthodontic problems. At Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL, you can be sure to receive the best treatment in this long-used and popular service.
Braces work to realign teeth by applying steady pressure via small metal brackets. These are cemented to the teeth and connected by a wire, which is periodically tightened by the orthodontist to change the position of the teeth. Today’s braces have a wider range of color options for both the brackets and elastics, making them more visually appealing than before.
Traditional braces do require a certain amount of maintenance. There will, most likely, be some discomfort, especially at the very beginning of the treatment. Additionally, certain foods will have to be avoided in order to prevent damage from occurring to the braces. Brushing and flossing are especially important, not only for keeping the teeth clean and healthy but to keep the appliance clean and in good shape as well.