Metal braces are still the most common type of orthodontic system used today. Their durable and affordable nature makes them a popular choice for children and adults alike. At Polaris Orthodontic Center, patients can look forward to a safe and satisfying treatment experience with a team that always puts the patients first. We’re located here in Columbus, OH – contact us today to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Amin Mason or if you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Mason will bond brackets to the front of the patient’s teeth. Each bracket has edges that are known as “wings.” Elastic bands are tied around these wings to hold an orthodontic wire securely in place, which initiates tooth movement while using the brackets as anchor sites. Throughout treatment, the wires will be changed as needed to move the teeth into the optimal position.
Traditional braces can be used to correct the most common orthodontic issues for patients of all ages despite their severity, including:
Many people think that straightening the teeth will only provide a cosmetic benefit, and while this is partially true, the reality is that braces can dramatically improve both the look and health of someone’s smile.
Crooked teeth, in addition to not looking attractive, are also more difficult to clean than properly aligned teeth because there are small, tight spaces where plaque can accumulate and be missed while brushing. Orthodontic treatment with Traditional braces can help improve someone’s daily oral hygiene because it will be easier to brush, floss, and rinse with properly spaced teeth. This can drastically lower someone’s risk for cavities over time.
Correcting bite problems can also save patients from excessive tooth wear which can prevent the need for costly restorations.
The cost of traditional braces can vary from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. The most important factor is the length of time it takes to completely correct the alignment issues in a patient’s teeth and bite. Less complicated problems will require a shorter treatment, leading to a lower cost, while fully addressing severe or complicated problems may require a much longer process. Dr. Mason will outline every aspect of the treatment when he sees a patient for an in-person consultation. Our team will also discuss how we can use your insurance and low-to-no interest financing to offset and lower the overall cost.
Teenage patient with upper/lower crowding, bilateral posterior crossbite, anterior crossbite. Patient was treated with an expander and traditional braces.