These days, there are many different options for orthodontic treatment, and yet traditional metal braces continue to be the most popular. Braces are a tried-and-true treatment that can be used to address a wide range of orthodontic issues—and today’s metal braces are better than ever, with stronger archwires and more comfortable brackets. Below, we answer some of the most common questions we hear from patients about metal braces.
How much do metal braces cost in Beavercreek, OH?
The cost of metal braces in Beavercreek, OH ranges between $3000 and $7000, depending on your orthodontic needs and the treatment time required. When you come to our office for a consultation, we can provide you with an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for metal braces.
Are metal braces cheaper than Invisalign?
In most cases, metal braces are less expensive than Invisalign; metal braces are also less expensive than lingual braces and clear (ceramic) braces. The price difference between Invisalign and metal braces is sometimes negligible, though, so if you’re considering both options, we can provide you with an estimate for each of them to help you decide.
How long do metal braces take?
The amount of time you need in metal braces depends on the amount of orthodontic correction needed. The average length of treatment with metal braces is 24 months, but if there are only minor misalignments that need correction, treatment can be completed in a year or less.
Are metal braces better?
All braces are effective when it comes to correcting bites and misaligned teeth, but not every type of braces is a fit for every patient’s needs. Metal braces work to correct the widest range of orthodontic issues, but determining the best treatment option for you depends on your orthodontic needs, lifestyle, preferences, and budget.
Which braces are the fastest?
Metal braces are generally the fastest treatment option for most people. Many patients want to know whether metal braces are faster than Invisalign—this depends on your circumstances, but because braces are on your teeth 24/7 and Invisalign can be removed, braces are usually faster because they’re always working to straighten your teeth, while Invisalign only works when you’re wearing your aligners.
What are the disadvantages of metal braces?
The most significant disadvantage of metal braces for most patients is that metal braces are obvious—there’s no hiding the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment when you have metal brackets and wires on your teeth. This is an important factor for many adult patients who are considering orthodontic treatment. Other disadvantages of metal braces are that certain foods are restricted, oral hygiene can be more difficult, and your braces can be uncomfortable at times.
Does your face change after braces?
Yes, one of the results of orthodontic treatment is that your face will change for the better. By correcting the bite and straightening the teeth, you’ll see an improved profile and facial symmetry after having braces.